New Sherwin-Williams Game-Changing Novolac Tank Lining Accelerates Lining Applications, Enables Faster Returns to Service

Easy-to-Apply Nova-Plate® 360 Tank Lining Offers Single-Leg Lining Applications for High-Temperature, High-Pressure Tanks

CLEVELAND, OHIO (July 30, 2019) – Asset owners and coatings applicators can accelerate their lining applications and minimize asset downtime with the new Nova-Plate 360 tank lining from Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. The high-solids, flake-reinforced, novolac-based tank lining features single-leg spraying (along with plural airless spray capabilities), as well as the option to include Optically Activated Pigments (OAP) to enhance application success and streamline tank inspections, resulting in return-to-service times as fast as 24 hours. Once in the field, Nova-Plate 360 tank lining delivers unparalleled chemical resistance and performance. The product is also PTFE-enhanced, which eases tank cleaning processes and reduces the amount of time assets are out of service.

With Nova-Plate 360 tank lining, we not only offer ease of application with single-leg spraying, but also we have enabled returns to service within a day and delivered outstanding chemical resistance – all in the same package.

Bruce Toews

Global Market Director, Oil & Gas

Nova-Plate 360 tank lining is designed to protect the interiors of steel tanks and vessels from aggressive chemicals stored and processed at high temperatures and high pressures. Such temperatures and pressures are commonly found in oil and gas processing applications, as well as in railcar asset interiors.

A combination of factors contributes to accelerated lining applications when using Nova-Plate 360 tank lining. First, the single-leg spraying capability of the Nova-Plate 360 lining reduces the complexity of coating applications by eliminating the need for plural-component spraying. Second, the coating cures quickly, enabling asset owners to return tanks to service within 24 hours. Third, the coating features a high film build, enabling applicators to protect most assets in a single coat, which eliminates an entire application step compared to two-coat systems.

“Many applications and applicators need an easier-to-apply lining system that offers greater flexibility because they do not use the specialized equipment required for plural-component spraying,” said Bruce Toews, Global Market Director – Oil & Gas for Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “With Nova-Plate 360 tank lining, we not only offer ease of application with single-leg spraying, but also we have enabled returns to service within a day and delivered outstanding chemical resistance – all in the same package.”

“Based on the application characteristics and performance testing conducted to date, Nova-Plate 360 tank lining has excellent chemical and temperature resistances,” said Darryl Corbin, Senior Product Manager for Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “It will offer outstanding performance in high-temperature immersion environments.”

Nova-Plate 360 tank lining is formulated with a colored Part B that enables efficient and defect-free application by showing complete mixing during single-leg application, and a uniform color when applying through plural equipment. In addition, there is an OAP version which allows for a visual identification of pinholes, holidays or discontinuities in the lining during application, significantly reducing the inspection time and need for touch-up.

Nova-Plate 360 tank lining is now available through the extensive Sherwin-Williams distribution network across North America. For more information, visit

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings delivers smart asset protection and unmatched commercial, technical and specification service to customers in a wide array of markets, including Oil & Gas, Water & Wastewater, Bridge & Highway, Steel Fabrication, Flooring, Food & Beverage, Mining, Rail, Marine, Power Generation and Fire Protection. From alkyds to zincs, Sherwin-Williams offers a complete line of time-tested, high-performance coatings and systems to combat corrosion, supported by the largest group of NACE-certified professionals in the industry. Our world-class product portfolio is backed by premier technology and innovation platforms, and includes a growing line of Global Core products available at the same quality and performance standard anywhere in the world, and delivered from over 5,000 company-owned North America locations and across our rapidly growing international distribution footprint. The Protective & Marine 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 120 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.

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