Axalta Powder Coatings Are Specified By Architects For Aesthetic Reasons And Because Of Their Functional Properties (Photo: Axalta)

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, has made its Alesta ® AP powder coating line of products for metal substrates available as Building Information Modelling (BIM) objects.

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Axalta powder coatings are specified by architects for aesthetic reasons and because of their functional properties (Photo: Axalta)

BIM is a method of optimizing the design, execution and management of building construction, and is required for use increasingly by governments around the world on public construction projects. The European Union Public Procurement Directive (EUPPD), of January 15, 2014, allowed the EU member states to make the BIM method mandatory from January 1, 2016. By using BIM, all relevant building data is digitally recorded, combined and interlinked, and the building is rendered as a three-dimensional model. This provides a base of communication for everyone concerned with the construction of the building.

"Powder coatings such as our Alesta line are specified by architects not only for aesthetic reasons, but also because of their functional properties," says Mercè Berengueras, Architectural Prescription Leader for Axalta's powder coatings business, in Europe, Middle East and Africa. "We work closely with our customers and want to make it easier for them to access detailed performance and color information quickly and accurately. The BIM format enables that in an intelligent, digital form."

The Alesta AP Star, Anodic and Fine Textured Collections have been adapted to the numerical formats required for BIM - Revit, ArchiCAD, IFC - and can be viewed in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

The Star Collection is made up of sophisticated bonded metallic greys and special colors with mineral and textured finishes. The Anodic Collection has targeted applications for doors, window frames, furniture and lighting that require a specific look with very low gloss. And the Fine Textured Collection offers an unbeatable range of colors that deliver premium levels of aesthetics and functional performance while hiding substrate imperfections.

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