Published on January 24th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Nippon Paint unveils 40 new automotive colours set to trend for 2015 and 2016
Nippon Paint Malaysia recently stepped up its game with its Automotive Colour Trend Showcase, unveiling 40 brand new supporting colours set to lead the automotive colour trend in 2015 and 2016.
The 40 automotive colours forecasted to trend for the next 24 months were derived from nine trending decorative colours palette by Asian industry professionals at the Asia Pacific Chromazone Colour Forecasting Workshop earlier last year, creating the first Asian Palette for Asia which was unveiled at Nippon Paint’s inaugural ‘Trend Beyond Colours’ initiative.
Available in multiple finishes including; metallic, pearl and solid, the 40 trending automotive colours sit within three palette categories. ‘Just Me’, ‘Sacred Love’ and ‘Revo-Evolution’ – these themes represent the evolving socio-ecological consciousness sweeping across Asia today, promoting Asian sentiments as well as diversity.
Mr. Alex Yoong, Assistant General Manager-Marketing of Nippon Paint Malaysia explained, “At Nippon Paint, we understand that consumers like to have personality traits reflected on the vehicles we drive, and of the most effective ways of doing this is through colour.”
“As such, through our Re:Think, Re:Create philosophy sparked our Trend Beyond Colours and Automotive Colour Trend Showcase initiative, where we strive to create an avenue for end-users to fully immerse themselves in the up-coming-trends, making it easier for vehicle owners to truly express themselves through colour,” said Mr. Yoong.
The ‘Just Me’ theme represents individualism and is ideal for compact cars, while ‘Sacred Love’ resonates the user’s love for nature and appeals to hybrid cars. On the other hand, ‘Revo-Evolution’ reflects the era of transition and is accompanied well with MPVs and sedans.
“The Automotive Colour Trend Showcase further deepens our footprint in the automotive industry, of which includes the Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Refinish markets. With 20% of our market segment dedicated to the Industrial Market, we continue to push boundaries to not only meet the demands of consumers, but to always be a step ahead of trends, technology and market wants,” said Mr. Ong Eng Keong, Assistant General Manager-Group Technical Sales Dept. Industrial Use.
The Paint Expert also provided an insight on how the automotive colours are developed, and further lived up to expectations as the Paint Expert at the Automotive Colour Trend Showcase with the demonstration of its new Nax Crystal 9905 with CyGLAZ® technology.
The Nippon Paint Nax Crystal 9905 provides an armour-like protection and glossy finish, amplified with the excellent properties made possible with breakthrough CyGLAZ® technology, ensuring a tough, truly beautiful and lasting finish for one’s automobile.
CyGLAZ® technology is an industry first boasting a robust molecular structure to form a high cross-linked density and excellent binding to the paint film – As a result, advancing fundamental properties of the clear coat resistance to environmental factors, toughness, and aspects.
With CyGLAZ® technology, Nippon Paint Automotive Coatings are poised to set a new standard for the future of automotive coating solutions with its scratch and chemical resistant, hi-gloss finish and long lasting shine as well as its self-healing properties.
Nippon Paint offers a complete range of Automotive Refinish from Putty, to Primer, to Basecoats and Topcoats that are marketed under the brand name ‘Nippon Paint Nax Premila 2K’.
“As the only paint manufacturer in Malaysia offering Total Coating Solutions, we are driven by a strong commitment to innovation as well as ambition to provide the best solution to multi-segments be it for the automotive, auto refinish, industrial, wood coatings and many more. It is through initiatives such as Trend Beyond Colours and technological development that we aim to inspire the public to Re:Think and Re:Create. Together, we can add a dash of vibrancy and advancement to our society, setting the trend and pace for the near future,” added Mr. Yoong.
To find out more about Nippon Paint, Trend Beyond Colours, please visit http://www.nipponpaint.com.my/.
For more information on Nippon Paint’s Automotive products, please visit http://www.nipponpaint.com/automotive/.