Sherwin-Williams Now Offers Microban® Protection in Select Liquid and Powder Coatings

Antimicrobial Protection an Innovation in Product Finishes

CLEVELAND -- Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings Division is raising the bar for quality coatings by partnering with Microban International, the global leader in built-in antimicrobial protection, to offer select liquid and powder product finishes with Microban® antimicrobial protection. Microban® protection works continuously to inhibit the growth of bacteria that can cause stain, odor, discoloration and deterioration of the painted surface.

Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings now offers seven new Microban-infused coatings products, including select Polane®, Powdura®, Kem Aqua® and SHER-WOOD® finishes, with more products under development.

On unprotected coated surfaces, bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes. Microban® antimicrobial technology works to inhibit the ability of microbes to reproduce, making it ideal for wood, plastic and metal products such as medical diagnostic equipment, keyboards and keypads, gym lockers and workout equipment, laboratory and institutional furniture, door hardware and kitchen cabinets, or wherever cleanliness is a priority. This added level of protection extends the longevity, integrity and appearance of coated surfaces.

Unlike surface disinfectants, which temporarily eliminate microbes, Microban® technology works 24/7. It never has to be reapplied and won't wash off or wear away, so it continues to provide protection for the life of the coating.

Microban® technologies have undergone extensive independent laboratory testing and have a long history of safe use. Microban International is partnered with more than 150 leading companies and Microban® antimicrobial technologies can be found in more than 750 products.

The Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings Division, with more than 140 years of experience in products finishing technology, serves the product finishing market through a North American network of company-owned locations and with expanding global reach. Sherwin-Williams, with its broad line of low-VOC coatings, full range of technical support and just-in-time distribution capabilities, allows product finishers to specify quality coatings that provide innovative solutions with the assurance of regulatory compliance.

Sherwin-Williams is committed to being a recognized leader in the development of sustainable processes, products and activities that preserve natural resources and contribute to social improvement. The company's GreenSure designation is used to help customers identify products that meet our highest green coating standards and offer maximum performance and long-term durability.

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