by Navy Yard
January 11, 2023
Axalta, whose 175,000 square-foot Global Innovation Center is located at the Navy Yard, recently won a major globally distinguished award for innovation. The Business Intelligence Group presented Axalta with the 2023 BIG Innovation Award for its AquaEC® Flex Broad Bake Electrocoat product.
The BIG Innovation Awards recognize organizations and people who bring new ideas to life. Whether that idea is big or small, these ideas change the way we experience the world.
Axalta’s AquaEC® Flex, helps enable mass production of electric vehicles by providing extreme corrosion protection for batteries and complex vehicle designs.
“Axalta is proud to receive this award that further demonstrates our ongoing product innovation and performance,” said Robert Roop, Axalta’s Chief Technology Officer. “We are constantly innovating for our customers. The increased demand for electric vehicles drove the need for a more sustainable e-coat that applies with uniform thickness over complex vehicle designs while maintaining manufacturing productivity. Our innovation ensures that critical parts that carry and protect battery packs are heat-cured with the rest of the body frame, enabling automakers to co-produce electric vehicles and internal combustion vehicles on the same manufacturing line.”
Read the full press release on Axalta’s website.