Sherwin-Williams has signed an agreement with Spraylat Corporation of Pelham, NY, to become the exclusive North American distributor of Spraylat EMI/RFI shielding finishes, also known as conductive coatings, which are used to help protect enclosed electronic devices from electromagnetic and radio frequency "noise" or interference. The Sherwin-Williams chemical coatings division, which serves the product finishing market through 75 company-owned facilities in North America, will distribute Spraylat's conductive coatings to electronics-industry OEMs and product finishing shops.
EMI/RFI shielding finishes are functional coatings that are frequently used for telecommunications, office, medical and military equipment. The Sherwin-Williams chemical coatings division offers a complete line of coatings for electronic enclosures, from solvent and waterborne finishes to polyurethane and powder coatings and functional shielding (conductive) coatings.
"This relationship with Spraylat strengthens our position in the electronics finishing market in North America and allows both companies to address the changing market for EMI/RFI coatings by better serving product finishers," said Jim Papenfuss, Sherwin-Williams chemical coatings vice president of marketing.
Spraylat Corporation is a privately-held global specialty coatings company. The electronic materials business unit of Spraylat Corporation, based in Mt. Vernon, NY, supplies conductive coatings and materials to the electronics industry. This product family includes silver-coated copper, pure silver and hybrid coatings.
Spraylat has earned a reputation for market leadership and technology innovation in the electronics industry. The newest generation of Spraylat products delivers superior performance and attractive cost/performance value when compared to existing alternative EMI/RFI conductive coating technologies including plating and vacuum metallization.