Sherwin-Williams Among First in North America to Achieve QUALICOAT Class 1 Certification

ˇˇˇˇWPCIA Washington February 24, 2016

ˇˇˇˇSherwin-Williams has achieved QUALICOAT Class 1 Normal Durable Certification for polyester-TGIC based powder coatings manufactured at Sherwin-Williams Arlington Powder Plant. These gloss powder coatings include a wide array of colors and include many RAL colors.

ˇˇˇˇA QUALICOAT Class 1 Certification assures aluminum building specifiers and architects that they are specifying a high quality product that offers long-term value and consistent quality.

ˇˇˇˇˇ°QUALICOAT is a worldwide standard known for its rigorous testing practices, which is why Sherwin-Williams is pleased to be the first in the United States to earn this certification,ˇ± said Laura Kelleher, vice president marketing, Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes Division. ˇ°As a market leader in powder coatings, customers have come to rely on Sherwin-Williams for VOC-compliant coatings that perform to required standards and deliver long-term value in terms of both application and durability.ˇ±

ˇˇˇˇˇ°Our Powdura TGIC-based polyester coatings have met the requirements for Class 1 Certification,ˇ± added David Calabra, director of product marketing, Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes Division. ˇ°When our customers choose a QUALICOAT certified product, they can be sure of its durability and performance as prescribed by the certification, which means specifiers and architects can specify these coatings with confidence. ˇ±

ˇˇˇˇQUALICOAT testing includes a plant audit where the powder coatings are produced (Arlington, Texas) and a stringent battery of tests that include weathering, gloss retention, wet and dry adhesion, acidified corrosion resistance, thickness and impact analysis.