CLEVELAND – Sherwin-Williams announced that the company has achieved QUALICOAT Class 1 Normal Durable Certification for polyester-TGIC based powder coatings manufactured at Sherwin-Williams’ Arlington Powder Plant. These gloss powder coatings include a wide array of colors and include many RAL colors.

A QUALICOAT Class 1 Certification assures aluminum-building specifiers and architects that they are specifying a high-quality product that offers long-term value and consistent quality.

“QUALICOAT is a worldwide standard known for its rigorous testing practices, which is why Sherwin-Williams is pleased to be the first in the United States to earn this certification,” said Laura Kelleher, Vice President Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes Division. “As a market leader in powder coatings, customers have come to rely on Sherwin-Williams for VOC-compliant coatings that perform to required standards and deliver long-term value in terms of both application and durability.”

QUALICOAT testing includes a plant audit where the powder coatings are produced (Arlington, TX) and a stringent battery of tests that include weathering, gloss retention, wet and dry adhesion, acidified corrosion resistance, thickness, and impact analysis.