Coatings reduce application and labor costs.

Press Release Summary:

ExpressTech(TM) coatings provide fast throughput, fast return to service, fast stack times in fabrication shops, and lower VOC emissions. Fast Clad Zinc inorganically reinforced primer can be recoated in 2 to 3 hr. Reinforced film resists topcoat bubbling, dry spray and mudcracking. FasTop Urethane floor system offers a 6-8 hr return to service. Envirolastic Polyurea can be returned to service in mere minutes, significantly reducing downtime.

Original Press Release:

Sherwin-Williams Introduces Expresstech(TM) Family of Proprietary Coatings that Improve Productivity

Rapid Return to Service Coatings Answer Customers Needs

(CLEVELAND, June 20, 2002) - Sherwin-Williams Industrial and Marine Coatings group is introducing a number of revolutionary coatings engineered for improved end-user productivity under the name ExpressTech(TM). Many of the new ExpressTech coatings are proprietary technology products that share a common advantage: they help facilities owners and coatings applicators save time and money on coating jobs.

The development of the ExpressTech family is the result of listening to customer needs. "Whether they're finishing bridges, rail cars or water tanks, industrial specifiers and applicators have long had a common desire," says Doni Riddle, vice president and director of Sherwin-Williams Industrial and Marine Division. "In simple terms, they want everything to go faster. Now we can say, 'Someone's listening to you,' and back it up with products that prove it."

For example, several ExpressTech coatings reduce traditionally multi-coat systems by one coat or more coats, generating end-user savings in not only labor but insurance, equipment usage and containment setup as well. All of the ExpressTech coatings offer significant benefits, either by reducing application and labor costs, providing faster throughput, faster return to service of equipment, faster stack times in fabrication shops and lower VOC emissions.

Fast Clad Zinc applies better and performs better than any other inorganically reinforced zinc primer on the market. This very fast dry primer can be recoated in 2 to 3 hours, making it ideal for shop applications. The reinforced film offers durable performance and excellent resistance to topcoat bubbling, dry spray and mudcracking. Fast Clad Zinc is acceptable for use in immersion service with recommended topcoats and has excellent touchup and repair properties consistent with other organic zincs.

FasTop Urethane Floor System is a heavy-duty floor system that offers a six-to-eight-hour return to service. It is available in both a self-leveling water-based urethane slurry system and a urethane mortar system.

Envirolastic Polyurea is an extremely rapid-return-to-service coating for use in a wide range of industrial applications. Coated substrates can be returned to service in just minutes, significantly reducing downtime. The product combines tensile strength and elongation properties with low permeability and high impact resistance.

Sherwin-Williams Industrial and Marine Coatings group serves North America with a broad line of high-performance coatings, comprehensive technical service, and the industry's largest distribution network. Relying on more than 130 years of experience in formulating industrial coatings, the group provides cost-effective solutions for applications where extreme corrosion, abrasion and chemical attack are present. Visit Sherwin-Williams on the World Wide Web at

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