Sherwin-Williams Wins Chemical Award
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine recently announced that it has won the Vaaler Award from chemical manufacturing and publication company Chemical Processing for its Heat-Flex corrosion under insultation (CUI) mitigation coatings.
According to Sherwin’s emailed release, the award is meant to honor products and services that offer considerable improvements for chemical plant operations.
About the Award
An independent panel of judges drawn from the chemical industry reportedly chose the Vaaler Award winners based on the importance of their offerings to chemical plant operations, as well as their singularity and breadth of application.
The release states that Heat-Flex Advanced CUI Epoxy (ACE), which was released earlier this year, works especially well in mitigating CUI in a variety of tests. Additionally, the ultra-high-solids epoxy novolac reportedly features a functional chemical enhancement for CUI mitigation.
Sherwin also states that Heat-Flex 650, Heat-Flex 750 and Heat-Flex 1200 Plus contains a high concentration of micaceous iron oxide (MIO) pigment for improved CUI-mitigation performance compared to similar formulations on the market.
Chemical Processing has reportedly given out the Vaaler Awards biennially for over 50 years. The awards are named after John C. Vaaler, who became Chemical Processing magazine's editor-in-chief in 1946 and served as chairman of the publication’s editorial board.
“CUI is a lurking danger in any petrochemical plant that could potentially lead to catastrophic events. In the interest of safety, we’re constantly looking for new ways to address the problem and have developed surprisingly effective options with the new range of Heat-Flex CUI-mitigation coatings,” said Neil Wilds, Global Product Director–CUI, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine.
“To be awarded for these efforts is an honor, as well as a testament to our product development and research teams, which continue to seek new and better ways to combat CUI.”