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Sherwin-Williams: Company Among First in North America to Achieve QUALICOAT Class 1 Certification
Cleveland, Ohio — Feb. 24, 2016 — Sherwin-Williams announced that it has achieved QUALICOAT Class 1 Normal Durable Certification for polyester-TGIC based powder coatings manufactured at its Arlington (Texas) 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.”
QUALICOAT testing includes a plant audit where the powder coatings are produced and a stringent battery of tests that include weathering, gloss retention, wet and dry adhesion, acidified corrosion resistance, thickness, and impact analysis.