Sherwin-Williams has achieved Qualicoat Class 1 Normal Durable Certification for the polyester-TGIC based powder coatings manufactured at its Arlington, TX, powder plant.These gloss powder coatings include a wide array of colors and include many RAL colors. A Qualicoat Class 1 Certification assures aluminum building specifiers and architects that they are specifying a high quality product that offers long-term value and consistent quality. “Qualicoat is a worldwide standard known for its rigorous testing practices, which is why Sherwin-Williams is pleased to be the first in the United States to earn this certification,” said Laura Kelleher, vice-president of marketing, Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes Division. “As a market leader in powder coatings, customers have come to rely on Sherwin-Williams for VOC-compliant coatings that perform to required standards and deliver long-term value in terms of both application and durability.” “Our Powdura TGIC-based polyester coatings have met the requirements for Class 1 Certification,” added David Calabra, director of product marketing for the Product Finishes Division. “When our customers choose a Qualicoat certified product, they can be sure of its durability and performance as prescribed by the certification, which means specifiers and architects can specify these coatings with confidence.” Qualicoat testing includes a plant audit where the powder coatings are produced (Arlington, TX) and a stringent battery of tests that include weathering, gloss retention, wet and dry adhesion, acidified corrosion resistance, thickness and impact analysis.