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GM Approves New AWX Waterborne Paint System

May 17, 2007

General Motors (GM) recently approved the AWX waterborne refinish system from Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes for North American collision repair centers. The AWX system has undergone the extensive certification process to meet the GM4901M standard.
SWAFC recently introduced AWX, a waterborne basecoat/clearcoat system. Utilizing a proprietary resin system that behaves like the solvent borne systems, AWX is designed to meet the strict VOC-emissions limits recently adopted in California, while adhering to the environmentally friendly guidelines soon to be implemented in Canada and throughout the Midwest and Northeastern U.S. AWX ensures up to a 50% reduction in VOC emissions while reducing hazardous waste generation, according to the company.