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Upcoming Webinar: Architectural Metal Coatings: What is in a Coating Specification?

Liquid and powder coatings each have particular characteristics, and a variety of nomenclature is used to achieve similar results—for example: high-performance coating of the aluminum components of a building. The architectural coatings industry has spent the last several years developing innovations in performance, durability and finish alternatives with these products. This seminar will update the design and construction community on the latest technologies to achieve AAMA compliance, improve finishes options, define nomenclature and discuss other topics that will help to correctly specify coatings. Continue reading Read More

School Structure Boasts Iridescent Color-Changing Facade With Lumiflon Fluoropolymer Topcoat

Paderborn, a Western German city, was given its name from the Pader river that runs through it. The historic city has two large Secondary Schools, Pelizaeus and Reismann. In a development of the school’s campus, an Alucobond-clad canteen was created, designed by Matern Wäschle Architekten. The structure, which is oval-shaped, serves as a public access point for the historic city center and popular residential area. Continue reading Read More

Architects Design Beautiful University Building With Aluminum Composite Infused With LUMIFLON Fluoropolymer Technology

The Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex, KIRC, is an over 140,000 square-foot building on the UWM campus designed by Flad Architects. Completed in 2015, the building was the first new construction on campus in two decades. The building houses the college’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics departments. Continue reading Read More

Colorful Apartment Complex In Reston, Virginia Features Iridescent Panels Coated With Lumiflon FEVE Resin Topcoat

Usually reserved for bold European designs, the Exo Apartments in Reston, Virginia boast a facade clad entirely of aluminum composite. The iridescent exterior is enveloped in ALUCOBOND Spectra Ocean, a color-shifting finish which features a LUMIFLON FEVE resin topcoat. Interestingly, the façade has more than one adaptive cladding material, the building also utilizes smart glass technology that changes severity of window tint to optimize natural daylight penetration. Continue reading Read More