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Axalta Publishes New Report on Colour Trends

In the latest edition of the magazine Vibes, Axalta has published a report which offers a series of reflections on the changing role of colour in a post-pandemic world.

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British Coatings Federation Reports Negative Impact of Brexit on Coatings Industry

According to the latest report by the British Coatings Federation, Brexit has had a negative impact on the coatings sector’s trade with the EU.

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Industrial Coatings Manufacturers Hit by Higher Raw Material Prices, Energy and Freight Costs

The British Coatings Federation latest report shows higher raw material prices, energy and freight costs hitting decorative paint and industrial coatings manufacturers hard.

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PPG Released its 2021 Automotive Colour Popularity Report

PPG's 2021 Automotive Colour Popularity Report highlights the increased demand for two-tone finishes, custom colours and other emerging trends among car buyers.

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Royal Magenta is Axalta's Global Automotive Colour of the Year 2022

Axalta unveiled its Global Automotive Colour of the Year 2022: Royal Magenta, a deep cherry colour that brings to market a refined and optimized finish for the future of mobility.

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Raw Material Prices Continue to Rise

The latest report from the British Coatings Federation shows a new price inflation of raw materials.

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CIN Presents Antologia Colour Collection

CIN's Antologia Colour Collection is a curated collection of 126 new and exclusive colours inspired by history, architecture and decorative arts, evoking memories of the past to give colour to an ever-changing present.

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BASF Published the 2021 Automotive Colour Report

BASF has released its annual automotive colour popularity report, showcasing global coating preferences.

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Axalta Published the 69th Global Automotive Color Popularity Report

Axalta’s report shows an increase in blue vehicles and a decline in white ones, with grey hues still popular.

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Clariant Presented its Colour of the Year 2022: Memory Gold

Clariant presents its colour of the year 2022, Memory Gold, which is part of the new “golden” palette.

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Pantone Presents its Colour of the Year 2022: Pantone® 17-3938 Very Peri

Pantone today unveiled its colour of the year 2022: Pantone® 17-3938 Very Peri, a periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone.

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Raw Material Prices Show New Surge

The British Coatings Federation reports a new surge in raw material prices in September, affecting the paint and printing inks sector.

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Tikkurila Unveils its Colour of the Year 2022

L478 Kestrel is Tikkurila’s Colour of the Year 2022, a calm and grounding brown with a hint of cool red.

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BASF Released the 2021-2022 Automotive Color Trends Collection

SUPERPOSITION is this year’s colour collection by BASF, focused on simultaneity and functionality.

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Olive Sprig is PPG's Colour of the Year 2022

PPG has chosen Olive Sprig as its colour of the year 2022. This sophisticated grey-green represents post-pandemic healing, regrowth and resilience.

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