Sherwin-Williams' Powdura ECO Hybrid Powder Coatings Made from 25% Recycled Plastic
The coating products contain the equivalent of seven to 10 single-use (16-ounce) recycled plastic water bottles.
The General Industrial Coatings division of Sherwin-Williams has released Powdura ECO line of hybrid powder coatings designed to combine aesthetic appeal with functional properties that can be formulated to balance chemical, scratch and impact resistance while increasing color stability when compared to traditional epoxies. The Powdura ECO platform uses a polyester resin comprised of 25% pre-consumer recycled plastic (rPET), promoting sustainability throughout the supply chain and reducing plastic pollution.
The powder coating products are available in a full range of blended polyester/epoxy ratios to meet specific end-use requirements. They contain the equivalent of seven to 10 single-use (16-ounce) recycled plastic water bottles. These coatings are easy to apply, have wide cure capability and can align with third-party certifications that define and measure sustainability standards, such as LEED, GreenGuard and BIFMA, according to Sherwin-Williams.
The addition of hybrid formulations to the platform expands the potential for new applications and industries, especially for indoor products such as tools, water heaters, office furniture, oil filters, electronic enclosures, shelving, store fixtures and displays, and retail interiors, the company says.
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