Gallery: Sherwin-Williams Wins EPA Award for Paint Made From Recycled P...


Sherwin-Williams recently received an Environmental Protection Agency award for their paint made in part from recycled PET bottles and soybean oil. First unveiled in 2010, the three new Water-Based Acrylic Alkyd Technology (WBAAT) paints received top marks under the Designing Greener Chemicals category of the 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. By replacing oil, which is currently the standard base for the firm’s alkyd paints, with the PET/Soybean alternative, Sherwin-Williams has reduced the emissions of harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) by 60%.

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