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Sherwin-Williams Achieves QUALICOAT Class 1 Certification

Cleveland, OH – Sherwin-Williams has achieved QUALICOAT Class 1 Normal Durable Certification for polyester-TGIC based powder coatings manufactured at the company's Arlington, TX Powder Plant. These gloss powder coatings include a wide array of colors and include many RAL colors.

A 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.

“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,” said Laura Kelleher, Vice President Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes Division. “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.”

“Our Powdura TGIC-based polyester coatings have met the requirements for Class 1 Certification,” added David Calabra, Director of Product Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes Division. “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. ”

QUALICOAT 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.

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