New Product Announcement: High Solids Epoxy Lining
Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine has recently announced the launch of its new NSF/ANSI/CAN 600-compliant high solids epoxy lining for potable water assets. According to the emailed release, Sherplate 600 meets the low-solvent standard in an easy-to-apply, single-leg spray formulation.
The new NSF/ANSI/CAN 600: Health Effects Evaluation and Criteria in Drinking Water standard goes into effect in January 2023 with the goal to reduce the Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) of xylene, toluene and ethylbenzene found within coating and lining products certified for potable water storage use. Sherplate 600 does not include xylene, toluene, ethylbenzene or oxsol.
While many of the coatings approved under the new standard will be 100% volume solids, certain high-solids coatings such as Sherwin’s lining will be permitted. This reportedly offers applicators easier application for the 89% volume solids Sherplate 600 compared to 100% solids formulations.
The coating can be sprayed using either single-leg or plural-component equipment. Sherwin reports that applicators not familiar with plural-component equipment will have an easier learning curve for spraying Sherplate 600 compared to applying 100% solids linings.
“With the NSF/ANSI/CAN 600 implementation coming so soon and with all of the unknown variables looming around exempt solvents, asset owners and engineers should consider specifying Sherplate 600 today to achieve their clean water delivery goals of tomorrow and into the future,” noted Paul Trautmann, Marketing Director, Water Infrastructure, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Division.
“Specifying Sherplate 600 today will help owners achieve maximum corrosion protection and environmental compliance as well as support the contractor’s need for efficient, constructable product solutions. We are very excited to introduce this product into the marketplace as a transformational solution to meet new regulatory requirements.”
Sherwin reports that Sherplate 600 can be applied up to 16 mils dry film thickness (DFT) per coat and up to a total thickness of 24 mils DFT. This, along with its high edge-retention capabilities, enables the material to be used for stripe coating welds, edges and corners before completing full lining applications.
Additionally, the lining complies with AWWA D102 Inside Coating Systems (ICS) 1, 2,5 and 6 as well as AWWA D102 Outside Coating Systems (OCS) 5 and 6, approved for potable water use in water tanks, pipes, ductile iron pipes and water treatment plant assets. It reportedly has a low odor and a volatile organic compound (VOC) content of <100 g/L.
The semi-gloss finish lining is available in white, light blue, buff and red colors.