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We are particularly pleased about the continuation in 2019 of our close cooperation with the racing team of the Swiss Academic Motorsport Association Zurich (AMZ) of the ETH Zurich.

After a very successful season 2018, which ended with a double victory in Hockenheim, AMZ again secured the 1st place on the Formula Student Electric world ranking list.

The design of Mythen, named after the well-known Swiss mountain Grosser Mythen, was developed for the racing season 2019 by the ETH students within 8 months. Together with the Cromax employees, Clint Kaufmann, technical manager and Fabio De Giorgi, application engineer, Mythen was prepared for the painting process at the Cromax Training Center in Pratteln.


Clint Kaufmann, Technical Manager, Cromax Training Center in Pratteln

The carbon fibre chassis was first sanded and then cleaned with Cromax Anti-static Degreaser 3950S.

It was then coated with NS2602, a non-sanding primer surfacer, that was mixed with AZ9600 Plastic Additive, both from Cromax.

Then came the important decision on what colour to paint Mythen. Awanted continuity, so quickly agreed to use the same colours they did for 2018. Mythen was painted with StarLite, Axalta’s 2018 Automotive Color of the Year - a white pearl colour - as well as a special red pearl effect colour

Finally Mythen eceived its outstanding finish with Cromax CC6500 High Performance VOC Clearcoat, a quick-drying clearcoat that gives excellent results.

Mythen was unveiled on 20 May 2019 at the BMW Group Brand Experience Centre in Dielsdorf, Switzerland, and can be seen at various European Formula Student races from July 2019.

We wish AMZ every success for the new racing season!

Rollout Event am 20. Mai 2019 im BMW Group Brand Experience Center in Dielsdorf (CH)
Jon Zehnder, COO AMZ - Pascal Theiler, AMZ - Dario Messerli, AMZ - Valentin Oetliker, CEO AMZ - Céline Tambour, Marketing- & Communications Manager Cromax Switzerland



We are proud to announce our collaboration with the racing team of Academic Motorsports Association of Zurich (AMZ) in Switzerland, which was founded in 2006 by students of ETH Zurich, the city’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) university and one of the top ten universities in the world.

Since it was established, AMZ Racing has produced a prototype every year to compete in Formula Student competitions throughout Europe. Formula Student is an internationally recognised motorsports competition specifically developed for students from universities around the world. In 2010, AMZ, the first Swiss team in Formula Student, moved to the eRacing series, which focuses on electric-powered racing cars.



How the eiger got its colours

Official Rollout-event, 14.05.2018, Dietikon (CH)
Nirushan Arumugam, CEO AMZ - Daniel Naef, Head of Global Motorsports Axalta - Renato Kessi, AMZ
Clint Kaufmann, Cromax Technical Chief - Lorenz Hetzel, AMZ

The 2018 AMZ eRacing car, called eiger after the infamous Swiss mountain, was prepared at Axalta’s Training Centre in Pratteln, Switzerland, by the students and painted by Axalta technicians.

The carbon fibre reinforced plastic chassis was first coated with NS2602 Non-Sanding Primer-Surfacer, a non-sanding primer surfacer from Cromax.

It was followed with Axalta’s 2018 Automotive Color of the Year StarLite – a white pearl colour that the students decided they had to use once they saw a swatch – and also a special red pearl effect colour, to match the impressive impact delivered by StarLite.

Finally, the eiger was given its finishing touch with CC6600 Cromax Pro Star Clear, and later the Cromax logo, which the car will sport during the races.

The eiger was unveiled on 14th of May 2018 in Dietikon near Zurich, Switzerland, and will enter various Formula Student races through the season, which runs from July 2018. 


Axalta's Automotive
Colour of the Year 2018





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