Sherwin-Williams Adds High Performance, High Durability Acrolon Ultra to Polyurethane Portfolio

New solvent-based polyurethane provides low total cost of ownership

CLEVELAND (October 10, 2012) – Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings launched Acrolon Ultra, a high gloss, solvent-based acrylic polyurethane providing long-term UV protection for high profile structures where high durability is required.
“Sherwin-Williams developed Acrolon Ultra to combine high-performing polyurethane with aesthetics for the protection of bridges, stadiums, and water and storage tanks,” said Narsi Bodapati, vice president of marketing, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “Our accelerated weathering testing and field experience is showing this coating’s superior gloss retention extends the recoat cycle as much as two times, providing the lowest total cost of ownership to our customers.”
Acrolon Ultra provides excellent hiding and film formation at low film thicknesses (2-3 mils DFT), offering a distinct cost advantage during application. It is suitable for use in USDA-inspected facilities.

The product complements Sherwin-Williams’ polyurethane portfolio by offering a solvent-based alternative to WB Acrolon 100, a high performance water-based polyurethane introduced in 2008. At less than 340 g/L VOC, it complies with current Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) limits.

Acrolon Ultra is optimized for brush and roll application and can be sprayed using airless or conventional spray equipment. It also provides a rapid return to service; the coating can be dry to the touch in as few as two hours after application. It can be shaded to virtually any color through the company’s 4,000 company-owned facilities worldwide.

Sherwin-Williams is a global protective and marine coatings company that delivers smarter asset protection and unmatched service and specification support to its customers from 4,000 company-owned locations worldwide. The company offers a complete line of time-tested, high performance coatings and systems to combat corrosion, supported by the largest group of NACE-certified coatings inspectors in the industry. With almost 150 years in business and a culture of product innovation, Sherwin-Williams today is the single source of supply for coatings solutions made to your specifications and delivered on time, every time.

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