Sherwin Williams Wins Green Chemistry Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Sherwin-Williams a 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its low-VOC, water-based acrylic alkyd paints that can be made from soybean oil, recycled plastic bottles and acrylics.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Sherwin-Williams a 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its low-VOC, water-based acrylic alkyd paints that can be made from soybean oil, recycled plastic bottles and acrylics.

The company used soybean checkoff funding and technical support from the United Soybean Board (USB) to develop the paints. The soybean oil helps promote film formation, gloss, flexibility and cure, the company says.