BOLTON, UK - Specialist industrial coatings supplier Leighs Paints is now trading as Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. Part of The Sherwin-Williams Co.’s Global Finishes Group, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings will continue to manufacture the FIRETEX® range of passive fire protection (PFP) products, as it looks to expand its portfolio and grow its presence in markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings provides high-performance PFP and anti-corrosive coatings solutions to the fire protection, steel, oil and gas, and marine sectors, among others. The FIRETEX range of intumescent and insulation coatings offers protection against both cellulosic and hydrocarbon pool and jet fires and cryogenic spillage, and have already been used in more than 400 projects around the world.

Based in Bolton, UK, Leighs Paints was acquired by The Sherwin-Williams Co. in July 2011. With European sales and technical support centers including sites in the UK, Germany and UAE, the company currently distributes products across 47 countries worldwide.