Axalta Partners with Stroud Water Research Center

Partnership Will Focus on Sustainability and Educational Outreach

GLEN MILLS, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In the wake of the recent release of its 2014-2015 Sustainability Report and the launch of its Sustainable Star customer awards program, Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE:AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce its partnership with Stroud Water Research Center.

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Stroud Assistant Director of Education, Tara Muenz, surveys Turnpike Pond in Narrowsburg, NY for mac ...

Stroud Assistant Director of Education, Tara Muenz, surveys Turnpike Pond in Narrowsburg, NY for macroinvertebrates (aquatic insects). (Photo: Kerry Ellis)

Stroud’s mission is to advance the knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, environmental education, and watershed restoration. The partnership unites the two organizations that have a similar philosophy and support of sustainable initiatives. Axalta’s waterborne and low volatile organic compound (VOC) liquid coatings and powder coatings that are virtually VOC-free and have no targetted hazardous air pollutants provide environmentally-responsible product options for customers. In addition, Axalta’s products are designed not only to beautify, but also help provide protection to a multitude of materials including automobiles, heavy duty trucks, playground equipment, oil and gas pipelines, and more. Axalta is proud to have developed technologies and processes to lessen its own environmental footprint and that of its customers.

“As a global institution dedicated to fresh water, Stroud is thrilled to have a partner like Axalta that is dedicated in its global efforts to sustainability of the environment,” said Bern Sweeney, Ph.D.–Stroud Water Research Center Director and Senior Scientist. “Together, we look forward to raising awareness and expanding our outreach.”

“Sustainability is central to virtually everything we do as a coatings company,” said Mike Carr, Axalta President-North America. “We are excited about our partnership with Stroud Water Research Center. Responsible organizations strive to minimize their impact on the environment. We believe Stroud is leading the way in freshwater research and Axalta is leading by example. I am confident that we will each continue to advance in our respective research areas and continue to enlighten others.”

Axalta and Stroud will present a collaborative education program that consists of the Science Seminar Series: Delaware River Watershed Initiative on October 19, 2016 at the Union League in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; a joint educational program for students that includes a hands-on component that highlights science and technology; and an upcoming lecture to take place during The Water’s Edge gala on November 3, 2016 at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

About Stroud Water Research Center

Since 1967, Stroud™ Water Research Center has been focused on one thing — fresh water. We are dedicated to understanding the ecology of streams, rivers, and their watersheds — both pristine and polluted. To learn more visit

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