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Sherwin-Williams wins Queen’s Award

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Paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2021 for its FIRETEX FX6002 fire protection coating for structural steelwork.

Sherwin-Williams said since its initial launch in 2018, this ultra-fast drying intumescent coating has transformed steelwork projects with its unprecedented speed of curing and dry handling times.

FIRETEX FX6002 can be applied offsite, enabling paint applicators to transport steelwork in a matter of hours rather than days – which means less downtime, fewer bottlenecks and faster project completion.

This is the second Queen’s Award for Enterprise that Sherwin-Williams has received, following the same award for Dura-Plate 301W in 2016.

“To win two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Innovation in just five years is a fantastic achievement. With FIRETEX FX6002 we have created a unique protective coating that is ideal for use in high-value infrastructure and construction projects, such as London’s Brunel Building,” said Ian Walker, Managing Director for Protective & Marine at Sherwin-Williams EMEAI.

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