Acid Catalyst Paints & Clears

Acid Catalyst Paints & Clears“Using Sherwin-Williams acid-catalysed products is cost-effective, offering fast curing, chemical resistant, attractive surfaces, all while meeting the E1 limit for formaldehyde emissions (Care Range)”

These products are based mainly on alkyd and amino (urea or melamine) resins, often combined with nitrocellulose. Sherwin-Williams two-pack acid catalysing (AC) systems require a hardener or catalyst to dry/cure, which works by starting and maintaining the binder’s curing process until the chemical reaction is complete. The solvent evaporates prior to and during the chemical reaction, and forms no part of the final film of lacquer, paint or filler. Curing times of AC products can be dramatically accelerated with the application of heat.

Our range of AC products typically have excellent application, curing and stacking properties in conventional spray-painting facilities and modern application lines and produce hard, flexible and chemical-resistant surfaces. High solid contents ensure superior surface build and competitive costs per m2. Excellent pot life properties make for easy application and reduce wastage costs from product going off.

Most of the AC systems we stock in Australia are part of the Sherwin-Williams ‘Care’ range which include lacquers, primers, paints and textured paints with minimum formaldehyde emission. The Care range meets E1 requirements and this factor, combined with the mild solvents that are used in the Care range makes it easy to work with, fast drying and displaying a high degree of resistance. Within this range we also offer AC coating systems that are completely free of aromatic hydrocarbon solvents such as toluene, benzene and xylene.

Throughout the world, and Australia is of no exception, Sherwin-Williams AC products are considered a benchmark for performance and quality with products that have been tried, tested and continue to out-perform the competition.

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