Sherwin-Williams Won the Vaaler Award for CUI-Mitigation Coatings

Date: 15/11/2023
Categories: Corporate
Pipelines coated with the award-winning HeatFlex paints of Sherwin-Williams

The new range of Heat-Flex® CUI-mitigation coatings allowed Sherwin-Williams to win the Vaaler Award.

The international paints and coatings manufacturer Sherwin-Williams has won the Vaaler Award with its new line of Heat-Flex® CUI-mitigation coatings. The reward was granted thanks to the ability to mitigate the dangerous condition of corrosion under insulation (CUI).

Among all currently available coating formulations that have been tested, the Heat-Flex ACE (Advanced CUI Epoxy) offers the best performance in mitigating CUI. The ultra-high-solids epoxy novolac features a functional chemical enhancement for CUI mitigation. In addition, the Heat-Flex 650, Heat-Flex 750 and Heat-Flex 1200 Plus feature a high concentration of micaceous iron oxide (MIO) pigment for significantly improved CUI-mitigation performance.

“CUI is a lurking danger in any petrochemical plant that could potentially lead to catastrophic events. In the interest of safety, we are constantly looking for new ways to address the problem and have developed surprisingly effective options with the new range of Heat-Flex CUI-mitigation coatings. To be awarded for these efforts is an honour, as well as a testament to our product development and research teams, which continue to seek new and better ways to combat CUI,” has stated Neil Wilds, Global Product Director CUI at Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine.