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GreenSure - Sherwin Williams

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GreenSure is a designation applied to a line of Shrewin Williams paints and coating products that indicates that they were designed and manufactured taking steps to reduce environmental impact and to meet or exceed the most stringent regulatory requirements.

Requirements for architectural products include: VOC limits, aromatic content limits, chemical component restrictions (i.e. excluded ingredients such as benzene, formaldehyde) and meet standards for stain removal, opacity, and abrasion resistance.

Requirements for product finishes include: VOC limits, lead, formaldehyde, chromate hazard free, water reducible, and HAPs free.

Requirements for Caulks and Sealants include: meeting VOC limits, and product packaging has at least 25% post-consumer-recycled content.

Some products designated as GreenSure have also been certified to Good Housekeeping Green Seal; and GreenGuard standards.

Learn more: GreenSure - Sherwin Williams websiteExternal Site

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Conformity with GreenSure - Sherwin Williams's standard is verified by the company or organization applying for the label (first party).

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Sherwin Williams

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Type

For-profit

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Year ecolabel est. 2008

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Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Building products Other

Other categories: Paints


Where this ecolabel is found
Canada Mexico United States



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Last updated: 26 May 2016