Robust, durable coatings perfect for luxury sector
BASEL, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
When Carrafont, a French luxury goods design company, discovered that
the products from Spies Hecker, one of the three global refinish brands
of Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of
liquid and powder coatings, provided the best finish for its prototypes
and scale-models 22 years ago, it was the beginning of a long and
successful collaboration between two very diverse industries.
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Carrafont compact coated with Spies Hecker, one of the premium refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems (Photo: Axalta)
Carrafont, based near Paris, France, has been creating scale models for
the biggest names in the cosmetics and luxury goods industries as well
as to perfumiers, jewelers, architects and designers for 30 years. The
company gives shape to perfume bottles, make-up palettes and other
luxury items for prestigious clients such as Armani, Dior, Guerlain,
Hermès, Lancôme, Louis Vuitton, to name a few.
“Our company has extremely high standards and the reason we have been
loyal to Axalta for over 20 years is because its Spies Hecker products
are not only of high quality and meet our needs perfectly, but they are
also constantly evolving and getting more efficient and environmentally
responsible,” says Denis Carré, Manager of Carrafont.
Carrafont‘s reputation is built on professionalism, innovation,
expertise and cutting-edge technology and it works predominantly with
plexiglass, brass, aluminum, glass, wood, as well as low- and
high-density polyurethane foams. The company has been using an array of
Spies Hecker products for 22 years available through the paint brand’s
distributor SPORV, based outside Paris.
Carré adds, “What’s interesting is that because they are formulated for
the automotive industry, Axalta coatings are extremely durable.
Initially, all we needed was to paint the scale-models made in our
workshops. But today, our demands extend to the research and development
of new colors, the creation of color samples, applications on works of
art and unique pieces of furniture, blind tests and more. Spies Hecker
can deliver that all for us.”
Carrafont uses a variety of Spies Hecker products. Raderal Spray
Polyester 3508 with Permasolid HS Premium Surfacer 5310 and Permasolid
HS Performance Surfacer 5320, in grey and white, are chosen for their
good coverage, fast curing and good sanding properties. Permahyd
Waterborne Base Coat 280/285 is the choice for the quality of its colors
and its good vertical stability, and Permafleet HS Topcoat 670/675, for
its flexibility and robustness. Pieces are finished with Permasolid HS
Optimum Plus Clear Coat 8650 high gloss and Permacron Matt Clear Coat
For more information about Spies Hecker and its products, please visit www.spieshecker.com/products.
To find out more about Carrafont and its prototypes, please visit www.carrafont.com.
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 approximately 12,800 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. For more information visit axalta.com
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