Sherwin-Williams Wins EPA Green Chemistry Award for Soybean Oil & Bottle-Based Paint

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When Sherwin-Williams announced they were the recipient of the EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award yesterday on their Facebook page, I clicked over and wondered…was this product already on the market or is this something we’ll wait years to get our hands on? It turns out it’s available, and its development signifies not only the replacement of petroleum-based oils and petro-chemicals with soybean oil and recycled soda bottles, but also a giant reduction in the amount of polluting VOCs in their product…

Reporting on the award, writes:

Steve Revnew, vice president of product development, said mixing oil-based and water-based paint technologies was the challenge. “We have combined them together to have a water-based oil acrylic alkyd. You’ve got both properties,” he said. And it cleans up with soap and water.

The award was given for the research and development of three of the Sherwin-Williams brands: ProClassic Waterbased Acrylic Alkyd, ProMar 200 Waterbased Acrylic Alkyd and ProIndustrial Waterborne Enamel, reported Environmental Leader.

Readers, do you have experience with any of these brands? Thoughts? Comments?