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Sherwin-Williams leads the coatings industry in yet another first, today announcing that it is the first paint manufacturer to be certified in the new Product Lens™ program from UL (Underwriters Laboratories). The Product Lens report is an ingredient disclosure tool that provides hazard information across the entire lifecycle of a product and also considers risk and exposure, fulfilling industry demands for transparency.
The Product Lens program was designed specifically with LEED v4 in mind and targets the Material Ingredients disclosure credit within the Building Product Design and Optimization grouping. Product Lens reports are third-party certified by UL Environment, which means that the materials have been independently evaluated for transparency and disclosure. Sherwin-Williams ProMar 200 Zero VOC Interior Latex Paint is the first product to be certified by the program.
“By partnering with UL on its innovative Product Lens program, we can provide credible information to architects, specifiers and other purchasers in a format that is easy to understand and act upon,” said Steve Revnew, senior vice president of product innovation at Sherwin-Williams. “We felt strongly about partnering with UL on Product Lens because its approach is both rigorous and relevant to the coatings industry. This breakthrough program is another first we’re very pleased to add to our record.”
The Product Lens certification is a result of collaboration between UL Environment, MBDC and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. The ProMar 200 VOC base formula has been assessed by MBDC and certified in the program for B20, B21, B24, B28, B30, B31 and B41 series products.
“The UL Product Lens report is unique compared to other reports on the market because it adds context and greater transparency about where the hazards exist within the value chain,” said Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager of UL Environment. “It adds value to manufacturers, such as Sherwin-Williams, who strive to be transparent in their chemical disclosures.”
View Product Lens reports at ul.com/spot. For more information about Sherwin-Williams, visit sherwinwilliams.com.