Upcoming Talk: Environmentally Friendly Fluoropolymer Resins for Coatings

LUMIFLON USA, FEVE Resin, Environmental Coatings, Dinosaur Bridge
LUMIFLON (Fluoroethylene vinyl ether or FEVE) fluoropolymer resins were developed over 30 years ago. These resins are used to make ultra-weatherable fluorourethane coatings for architectural, industrial, automotive, aerospace, and alternative energy markets. In some cases, topcoats made with these resins have expected lifetimes exceeding 60 years. These coatings are especially useful in areas where high levels of UV exposure are present, including desert areas and countries close to the equator.

Upcoming Talk: Fluorinated Polyols for Ultra-Weatherable Coatings

TRFA 2013 Annual Meeting Lumiflon USA Talk October
FEVE resins are a unique class of fluorinated resins used in the formulation of various organic coatings.  FEVE resins have been studied in 2K coatings for various applications.  In an effort to respond to the coatings industry’s need for more environmentally friendly alternatives, two types of waterborne FEVE resins were developed.  In this study three coatings based on FEVE resins, two wate...

Life Cycle Cost Analysis: LUMIFLON vs Conventional Coatings

LUMIFLON is a fluoropolymer resin composed of alternating fluoroethylene and vinyl ether segments (FEVE). Polymers with this unique chemical structure produce coating formulations with exceptional durability, weatherability, and chemical resistance. In the U.S., coating systems are priced in $/gallon. However coating cost per gallon or coating cost per surface area is not a true measure of the value of a coating system.

FEVE Resins Respond To The Limitations of Fluoropolymers in Coatings

LUMIFLON FEVE Resin Chemical Structure
Perhaps the best known fluoropolymer resin used for coatings is polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). This resin is supplied as a dispersion in a high boiling solvent, usually blended with an acrylic resin at a 70/30 fluoropolymer/acrylic ratio. PVDF is typically applied as a coil coating, requiring processing at high temperatures in a plant setting to successfully form a protective coating. PVDF has be...

The Contributing Factors To The Low Life Cycle Costs of FEVE Resins

LUMIFLON FEVE Resin, "Coeur d'Alene" Idaho, All-Tech Decorating Company
Repainting and maintenance work on buildings, bridges, and other structures can cause both financial and operating disruptions. There are also significant environmental costs associated with repainting operations. FEVE resins minimize these costs. In addition to low VOC content, low life cycle costs make FEVE technology a more environmentally friendly choice.