Automotive and Specialty Coatings

Alaska Airlines celebrate the release of the movie Toy Story 4 (photo)

We helped Alaska Airlines to create a real buzz with special livery to celebrate the release of the movie Toy Story 4. We supplied our high-performance aerospace coatings for the specially themed plane, which took 24 days to coat and features 44 primary colors.

  • Maintained strong positions in aerospace and vehicle refinishes () thanks to new product and service introductions
  • Challenging year in automotive OEM segments due to headwinds, in line with overall market dynamics
  • Acquired French coatings manufacturer Mapaero, strengthening our position in the aerospace coatings market, particularly the cabin and structural sub-segments
  • Coatings were supplied for several unique liveries and whole fleet rebrands, including United Airlines, American Airlines, SAS, Alaska Airlines and JAL
  • Airbus recognized our commitment to sustainability with a prestigious supplier award. We also launched a new chromate-free exterior primer – Aerodur HS 2121 – which was qualified by Airbus, and received Boeing qualification for our Aerodur 2111 chromate-free exterior primer
  • Our color trends insight and expertise was shared with automotive interior and consumer electronics customers in our new Color Surfaces Edition 15 report
  • The 11th anniversary of our partnership with McLaren was marked with the livery on their latest F1 car being voted best-looking for the second year running
  • Our vehicle refinishes brand and product assortment in China was aligned with new regulations
  • We announced partnerships with Advance Auto Parts and Carquest – one of the largest aftermarket parts providers in the world
  • Our partnership with automotive artist and TV star Dave Kindig continued through our Modern Classikk vehicle refinishes range
  • We celebrated the 85th birthday of our global Wanda vehicle refinishes brand


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Automotive and Specialty Coatings – Key brands (logos)

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