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Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Receives Volvo Approval for Waterborne Paint System

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Volvo has granted global technical and commercial approval of Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corp.’s (SWAFC) AWX waterborne refinish system for use in all certified Volvo collision repair facilities around the world.

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AWX is now listed in Volvo Car’s new VIDA (Vehicle Information and Diagnostics for Aftermarket) system, as is the previously approved SWAFC’s ULTRA 7000 Basecoat/Clearcoat System. The additional AWX certification is the result of extensive technical evaluation and rigorous product testing conducted by Volvo to assure the same high-quality materials and aftermarket support as its line production.

SWAFC recently introduced AWX, an innovative waterborne basecoat/clearcoat system that utilizes a proprietary resin system that behaves like the solvent borne systems of today. AWX is designed to meet the strict VOC-emissions limits being adopted in parts of North America and Europe.

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Unlike solvent-borne basecoats of the past, AWX ensures up to a 96 percent reduction in VOC emissions while reducing hazardous waste generation, according to Sherwin-Williams.

For more information about Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, visit www.sherwin-automotive.com.

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