|Project Name:||Burj Al Arab|
|Project Location:||Dubai, UAE|
|Coating:||LUMIFLON FEVE resin|
The benefits of LUMIFLON resins are their superior durability, weatherability and longevity. In every market, the fluoropolymer’s durability prevents corrosion from water, oxygen and chloride, making it the ideal coating for exteriors and facades. What is unique about aquatecture, or water-based architecture, is its incorporation of both the architectural and the marine markets. While every structure in the architectural market requires product durability, aquatecture has requirements similar to marine vessels.
The alternating molecular structure of the FEVE polymer protects the coating from degradation by UV rays, chemicals, and other environmental hazards. In the marine industry especially, LUMIFLON resins are used for their unique chemical make-up that makes them impermeable to those conditions found in the open seas.
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