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Lumiflon FEVE Resin Revitalizes Unique Peach-Themed Water Tank

Peachoid Water Tank Gaffney South Carolina Peter Freudenberg Tnemec Hydroflon Lumiflon FEVE Resin

The Peachoid water tank in Gaffney, South Carolina is a vibrant, realistic depiction of a giant peach that has emerged as one of the most famous water tanks in the United States.

“The ‘Peachoid’ has been featured in the Netflix series House of Cards and in numerous websites and magazines, including one in France,” stated director of Tnemec’s water tank market business, Doug Hansen. Hansen continued, “Resembling a ripe peach, the tank was commissioned by the Gaffney Board of Public Works in 1981 and recoated with an advanced fluoropolymer coating system from Tnemec in May 2017.”

The exterior of the water tank was refinished with Tnemec’s Series 700 Hydroflon, a high performance fluoropolymer. Due to its superior color and gloss retention properties, the Peachoid was revitalized to the point where it resembled the original color palette used by artist Peter Freudenberg.

Tnemec’s Hydroflon utilizes Lumiflon FEVE resin technology, making it an ideal coating for a high profile structure like the Peachoid Water Tank. FEVE resins protect architectural surfaces from coating degradation caused by exposure to the elements. Because of these high performance fluoropolymers, coatings can withstand the pressures of UV radiation, water, and salt for extended periods of time. Lumiflon FEVE resin provides durability and longevity to any coating system, eliminating the need for recoating thus reducing lifecycle costs.

In 2017, the Peachoid won the “People’s Choice” award during Tnemec’s 2018 Tank of the Year Competition.

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