Breakthrough Sherwin-Williams Coating Wins Royal Seal Of Approval

Dura-Plate® 301W earns Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2016

CLEVELAND, OHIO (May 10, 2016) – A breakthrough product from world-class coatings manufacturer Sherwin-Williams has earned the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2016 for its ability to extend coating seasons, enhance efficiencies, and reduce overall project costs.

Dura-Plate® 301W – the breakthrough coating from Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) – has unique surface, humidity, and temperature-tolerant properties designed to protect assets in the harshest of environments. Its low-temperature application capabilities provide a longer coating calendar for maintenance and construction activities in a variety of markets.

“This award is testament to the whole team, the truly innovative nature of this product, and how it was conceived and developed to meet a specific gap in the market,” said Ian Walker, Managing Director, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings EMEA. “We’re particularly proud that we have won such a prestigious honor. We understand how tough it is to be recognized at this level and what it means.”

The cost of maintenance downtime has long been an issue in many markets, with shortened seasons for coating depending on how low temperatures fall in winter. Working with key customers, the Sherwin-Williams technical team expanded the low-temperature capabilities and recoatability of the Dura-Plate 301 surface and humidity-tolerant epoxy technology. These properties extend coating application windows for offshore, marine, industrial, and infrastructure projects.

“Our customers are now seeing the benefits of this coating, the difference it offers in terms of the extended season, and the financial advantages,” said Walker.

About the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

This year, 254 Queen’s Awards have been announced for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation, and Sustainable Development. Winners of The Queen’s Awards receive an invitation to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace. The awards are made annually by HM The Queen and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category. For more information visit:

About Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings

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 over 4,000 locations worldwide. From alkyds to zincs, 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 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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