Sherwin-Williams has introduced its KEM AQUA 8710 Water Reducible Enamel for general metal applications. The new coating dries to touch within 30 minutes and dries to handle within 75 minutes, allowing manufacturers to increase throughput. This enamel is claimed to meet high consistency and esthetic finishing standards with one-coat protection for demanding applications, and can be applied over the company’s primers for improved finish performance. Finishers can also apply the product in a variety of spray methods, including conventional, airless, air assisted airless spray, high volume low pressure (HVLP) or dipping. A water reducible coating that decreases the need for solvents, it also offers low VOC levels below 2.8 lb per gallon, allowing manufacturers to meet strict environmental standards without sacrificing the finishing quality and durability required. It is available in a broad range of colors and glosses, offering manufacturers the flexibility to meet specific finishing needs. “KEM AQUA 8710 will help our customers respond quickly to their customers’ needs and wants,” said David Calabra, director product management, metal & plastics, Sherwin-Williams. “This product was field-tested at six different customer sites, and each came back with results that met or exceeded their expectations. KEM AQUA 8710 can improve the efficiency of a finishing line, meet local environmental regulations, and provide a good-looking, long-lasting finished product.”