High Performance Water-Based Field-Applied Organic Finishes for Architectural Restoration - October 2020

By Ron Patridge, Sr. Account Manager Fluoropolymer Coatings NA, Arkema Inc.; Erin Neff, Director of Mar
Sun, Oct 11, 2020

When the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), now FGIA (Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance), publication 2605 was adopted in 1998, it created the highest standard available for organic coatings on architectural metals.

Kynar 500 liquid-based finishes are only applied in a factory to metal (coil and extrusion) substrates because the coating technology must be baked at over 375°F.

Although baking does improve the coating performance, it also limits the possibility to specify a high-performance organic coating for other original equipment manufacturer (OEM) building products like wood, vinyl and fiberglass. In addition, specifiers and architects could not select a truly high-performance Kynar polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coating system for air-dry field-applied restoration projects. Read More

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