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.
Editor PickO&S Expo Renamed as “SurfaceTechnology GERMANY”
Global trade fair organizer Deutsche Messe AG announces renaming its surface finishing O&S Expo to “SurfaceTechnology GERMANY.” The new name is already in effect for the next edition of the international trade fair for surface treatment technology from June 5 to 8 this year in Stuttgart, Germany.