News | August 6, 2009

Sherwin-Williams Introduces Tile-Clad® High Solids Mildew Resistant Epoxy- Polyamide

Source: Sherwin-Williams

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Cleveland, OH - Sherwin-Williams has introduced Tile-Clad® High Solids Mildew Resistant epoxy, an industrial coating that protects against mildew growth on exterior surfaces of fuel storage tanks.

Many refined fuels contain ethanol, an excellent food source for mildew. Mildew growth normally begins to appear along tank vents as ethanol vapors escape. Unchecked, mildew can continue to grow and discolor tank exteriors, and requires labor-intensive cleaning with bleach and water. Mildew growth can also damage the tank's exterior coat, shortening a coating's life cycle. New Tile-Clad High Solids Mildew Resistant epoxy builds on Sherwin-Williams' proven Tile Clad High Solids epoxy technology to effectively check mildew growth, saving labor and extending the tank exterior's life cycle. It is chemical resistant and withstands overall bacterial attack.

"Tile-Clad High Solids Mildew Resistant epoxy reduces overall labor and materials costs involved in cleaning and potential recoating. It also enhances a fuel storage tank's overall aesthetics," said Brad Rossetto, Vice President Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. "We believe that this is a ‘win-win' for owners and operators of fuel storage tanks."

Tile-Clad High Solids Mildew Resistant epoxy-polyamide is designed for use over prepared steel, galvanizing or concrete substrates. A two-package coating, it features a gloss finish and is available in a wide variety of safety colors.

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings delivers smarter asset protection to the Americas with a broad line of high-performance coatings, comprehensive technical service and the industry's largest distribution system. Relying on more than 140 years of experience in formulating protective coatings, Sherwin-Williams provides environmentally responsible and cost-effective coatings solutions for applications where extreme corrosion, abrasion and chemical attack are present.

SOURCE: Sherwin-Williams