Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) has introduced the first clear, water-based coating that provides an invisible membrane to glass surfaces and is designed to keep potentially dangerous fragments in place, should the glass break or shatter. The technology was developed by the Glass Coatings Division of Spencer Coatings Group, which was acquired by Axalta in June of this year.
The shatter-proof coating has already completed successful trials with the largest pharmaceutical glass bottle maker and the largest cosmetics bottle maker in the world, who were attracted to the potential of protecting glass containers of hazardous chemicals, blood plasma, and other fluids in high risk environments. In addition to these keys uses, the innovative coating has the potential to protect a multitude of glass substrates for products such as expensive liquid fragrances, perfumes, and beverages.
“We approach innovation with a true vision and purpose, whether that be benefiting our customers’ business or impacting the world around us. This ground-breaking technology is the first of its kind, and will enhance the quality of items we come across in our everyday life,” said Michael Cash, President, Industrial Coatings. “We look forward to getting this versatile product out into the market as an example of the functional role that coatings can play to improve our lives.”
About Axalta Coating Systems
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 13,600 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.