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Sherwin-Williams offers formaldehyde-free varnish

Sherwin-Williams, through its product finishes division, introduced formaldehyde-free Sher-Wood F3 Kemvar varnish for industrial wood finishing applications.

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“Consumer interest mirrors the growth of regulations and specification programs with stringent limits on formaldehyde emissions, and manufacturers are increasingly asked to provide this type of formaldehyde free, high performance finish option to their customers,” marketing director David Kennedy said in a statement.

“With our Sher-Wood F3 Kemvar varnish, finishers have a drop-in replacement that is free of formaldehyde without compromising appearance, process efficiency or durability. The lower odor is also appreciated by manufacturers and finishers, making for an improved work environment and better end-user experience.”

The varnish is the first offering in Sherwin-Williams’ line of F3 formaldehyde-free products. Other topcoats and sealers will be launched in the coming months, according to the company.

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