New Matrix Automotive Finishes Color System Compliant with VOC Standards

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Dec.18, 2017—Matrix Automotive Finishes has produced “Matrix C2C Coast 2 Coast” Intermix Color System, a solvent-based system that is compliant from coast to coast.

The system meets compliance standards with low VOC paint and product and comes with with a three-tiered basecoat system including 61 liquid toners plus dry pearls and optional custom FX Series custom colors.

“It’s been in the works for a long time and we’re excited to rollout the system in its entirety and offer customers a turn-key refinishing program that’s compliant no matter where they’re located and within reach when it comes to buying into the program and replenishing inventory ongoing,” says Hermon Ferrell, global brand manager of the automotive finishes division, Sherwin-Williams.

With the new and improved basecoat system introduced at last year’s SEMA Show, Matrix now adds toners, 61 in all, to the program that are all low VOC and compliant across the U.S. and Canada.

“The list reflects our top, most popular colors,” says Ferrell. “The goal was to offer customers a more compact mixing system with the best of Matrix and everything the customer needs for a job.”

Product categories are identified via a ribbon of color on the can. Blue represents clearcoats, red is for primers, grey highlights ancillary items and all FX Series products are marked with a bright green ribbon.

Toner and additive cans for Matrix and FX Series color feature a spectral ribbon on white background along with tinting icon for (complete with face, purity, color direction and the direction of the flop, whether light and dark) and a part number visible on the left and right-hand side of the can.

The Matrix C2C Coast 2 Coast Intermix Color System includes the brand’s AccuShade color management software and tools.

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