Wood Finishers to Breathe Easier with First High-Performance Conversion Varnish with No Post-Cure Formaldehyde Emissions from Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes Division Introduces Sher-Wood® F3 Kemvar® Varnish for Wood Finishing Applications

Cleveland, OH, July 22, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Sherwin-Williams introduces Sher-Wood® F3 Kemvar® Varnish, the first in a line of F3 Formaldehyde Hazard-Free Finishes for wood industrial finishing applications. As a drop-in replacement for traditional conversion varnishes, finishers are now able to easily meet the high performance and appearance expectations of customers while addressing consumer interest in reducing indoor air contaminants, like formaldehyde.

"With recent global acquisitions, Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes is now a global leader of industrial wood coatings," said David Kennedy, Market Director, Kitchen Cabinets of the Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes Division. "As a leader in the finishing industry, we are proud to introduce an formaldehyde hazard free, isocyanate-free finish that eliminates the need to change equipment or processing set-up, or sacrifice the aesthetics of traditional catalyzed coatings."

With the growing impact of regulations and specification programs that reference stringent limits on formaldehyde emissions, manufacturers increasingly need to be able to provide this type of formaldehyde hazard free, high performance finish option to their consumers. For these finishers, the ability to offer wood products with no post-cure formaldehyde emissions can be a significant differentiator in their marketplace, and open up new opportunities with a wider range of consumers.

Additionally, the evolving financial mind-set means manufacturers and shops are doing more with less. Recognizing this, Sherwin-Williams continues to invest in programs that provide value-added services to our customers. Programs range from ProVisions, which enables manufacturers to order from over 10,000 of the tools and supplies used in the finishing process at the same time they place their coatings order, to the company's commitment to expert on-site technical support.

For more information, visit oem.sherwin.com.

Erica Helton
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Elizabeth Drew
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