Sherwin-Williams Launches Leading-Edge Powdura® ECO Coatings Made from Recycled Plastic.
Pre-consumer recycled plastic transforms into durable powder coatings engineered to promote sustainability throughout the supply chain.
MINNEAPOLIS (April 16, 2020) – The General Industrial Division of Sherwin-Williams has launched its first set of products from its Powdura ECO platform – the first and only line of powder coatings that uses an innovative polyester resin comprised of 25% pre-consumer recycled plastic (rPET). Powdura ECO powder coatings promote sustainability throughout the supply chain and help reduce plastic pollution.
“Manufacturers, no matter what industry we serve, are being held to higher sustainability standards, and for good reason,” said Tabitha McLeish, Sherwin-Williams global marketing director for General Industrial. “It’s our collective responsibility to help contribute solutions to the ever-growing concern of plastic pollution. Powdura ECO demonstrates our commitment to bringing sustainable coating solutions to market.”
Each pound of TGIC and TGIC-free Powdura ECO coatings – the first set of platforms to launch – contain the equivalent to 16 sixteen-ounce recycled plastic bottles. This fact, coupled with Powdura ECO products’ ability to meet or exceed existing powder coating performance standards, appeals to both manufacturers and consumers looking to reduce their environmental footprint.
“We know today’s consumer considers sustainability when making a purchase. Powdura ECO coatings enable manufacturers to differentiate their finished goods with recycled materials that don’t compromise performance. Powdura ECO coatings benefit all – our customers, their consumers and our planet,” said McLeish.
Powdura ECO coatings are suitable for interior and exterior environments, and various applications including lawn equipment, transportation vehicles, consumer goods, electrical enclosures and fixtures. Powdura ECO coatings can also be customised to meet specification requirements. The coatings provide exceptional colour retention and solvent resistance, and when compared to conventional polyester powders may offer increased flexibility and impact resistance.
Available in a wide range of special effects, and colour and gloss options, Powdura ECO products are easy to apply, have wide cure capability, and offer great light and weather fastness. They can also align with third-party certifications that define and measure sustainability standards, such as LEED, GreenGuard® and BIFMA Level®.
“When compared to liquid coatings, powder is already the more eco-conscious choice, but Powdura ECO takes sustainability to the next level, which is why we’ll be rolling out additional platforms in the line in the near future,” said McLeish.
To learn more about Powdura ECO coatings from Sherwin-Williams, visit oem.sherwin.com or contact your local Sherwin-Williams sales representative.
We know today’s consumer considers sustainability when making a purchase. Powdura ECO coatings enable manufacturers to differentiate their finished goods with recycled materials that don’t compromise performance. Powdura ECO coatings benefit all – our customers, their consumers and our planet.
About Sherwin-Williams General Industrial Coatings
Sherwin-Williams General Industrial Coatings offers innovative liquid, powder, and electrocoat technologies and expertise around the globe to manufacturers and tier suppliers involved with Heavy Equipment, Transportation, Building Products, Military, General Finishing and Design Finish products. Customers value the global reach of our capabilities combined with localised service at over 150 locations worldwide. The General Industrial Division is part of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group, which supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions for construction, industrial, packaging and transportation markets in more than 110 countries in the world. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. For more information, visit http://oem.sherwin-williams.com.