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Sherwin-Williams' SKYscapes® Basecoat-Clearcoat Added to Bell Helicopter’s QPL List

Published on 2015-06-04. Author : SpecialChem

ANDOVER, Kan. -- Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings announced that its SKYscapes® Basecoat-Clearcoat Polyurethane Enamel has been added to the QPL (Qualified Products List) for Bell Helicopter's Procurement Specification 299-947-117 – Polyurethane Enamels – for potential use on its Bell 525 Relentless commercial aircraft.

SKYscapes® Basecoat-Clearcoat provides superior appearance and durability and its latest, patented technology is AMS 3095 certified. This complete paint system cures at ambient temperature in half the time of other single-stage aerospace coatings systems.
Designed to meet demanding aviation market needs, this innovative coating system provides brighter, better hiding colors than traditional paint systems and its superior technology can actually cut as much as 30 percent from OEM paint process time.

“We are proud to be added to Bell Helicopter’s Product Specification QPL list,” said Chip Mullins, Global Sales Manager of Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings. “Having worked with Textron on other programs, we understand the quality and durability their upscale products demand, and look forward to providing and servicing them with the best aircraft finishes available.”

Meeting the highest in OEM standards and qualifications, Sherwin-Williams provides innovative aerospace coatings designed to give all types of commercial, military and general aviation aircraft long lasting coverage with exceptional durability. This gives the aircraft more ‘in-service’ time and allows for longer periods between paint jobs.

About Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is one of the industry-leading producers of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems.

About Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings

The Sherwin-Williams Company, founded in 1866, is one of the world's leading companies in the manufacture, distribution and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. Aerospace Coatings is a business unit of The Sherwin-Williams Company, which manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for a variety of commercial, general and military aircraft.

Source: Sherwin-Williams

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