Sherwin-Williams Announces Agreement to Become Exclusive Distributor of Spraylat Shielding Coatings in North America

March 8, 2010

CLEVELAND, March 8 /PRNewswire/ — Sherwin-Williams has signed an agreement with Spraylat Corporation of Pelham, N.Y., to become the exclusive North American distributor of Spraylat EMI/RFI shielding finishes, also known as conductive coatings, which are used to help protect enclosed electronic devices from electromagnetic and radio frequency “noise” or interference. The Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings Division, which serves the product finishing market through 75 company-owned facilities in North America, will distribute Spraylat’s Conductive Coatings to electronics-industry OEMs and product finishing shops.

EMI/RFI shielding finishes are functional coatings that are frequently used for telecommunications, office, medical and military equipment. The Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings Division offers a complete line of coatings for electronic enclosures, from solvent and waterborne finishes to polyurethane and powder coatings and functional shielding (conductive) coatings. Jim Papenfuss, Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings Vice President of Marketing, said, “This relationship with Spraylat strengthens our position in the electronics finishing market in North America and allows both companies to address the changing market for EMI/RFI coatings by better serving product finishers.”

Eugene Schneider, Spraylat Corporation Electronic Materials SBU Vice President and General Manager, said, “This announcement underscores our long-term commitment to the industry as the leader in coatings that serve the industry’s RFI/EMI shielding needs, at a time when there have been several changes in the supply base of Conductive Coatings.”

Spraylat Corporation is a privately-held global specialty coatings company. The electronic materials business unit of Spraylat Corporation, based in Mt. Vernon, NY, supplies conductive coatings and materials to the electronics industry. Spraylat is a leader in providing conductive coating solutions for electromagnetic and radio frequency “noise” challenges on plastic enclosures and other advanced materials. This product family includes silver-coated copper, pure silver and hybrid coatings.

Spraylat has earned a reputation for market leadership and technology innovation in the electronics industry. The newest generation of Spraylat products delivers superior performance and attractive cost/performance value when compared to existing alternative EMI/RFI conductive coating technologies including plating and vacuum metallization.

The Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings Division, with more than 140 years of experience in products finishing technology, serves the product finishing market through company-owned locations in North America and with expanding global locations. Sherwin-Williams broad line of low-VOC coatings, full range of technical support and just-in-time distribution capabilities allows product finishers to specify quality coatings that provide innovative solutions with the assurance of regulatory compliance.

Sherwin-Williams is committed to being a recognized leader in the development of sustainable processes, products and activities that preserve natural resources and contribute to social improvement. The company’s GreenSure designation is used to help customers identify products that meet our highest green coating standards and offer maximum performance and long-term durability.

For a better finish, visit Sherwin-Williams on the Internet at www.oem.sherwin-williams.com or to have a representative contact you, call 1-800-524-5979.

SOURCE The Sherwin-Williams Company

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