LUMIFLON FEVE Resin, Kiyosu Bridge

Featured Projects: Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Kiyosu Bridge, Tokiwa Bridge, Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge
Locations: Various
Finish: Solid
Coating: LUMIFLON FEVE resin

Advanced coating technologies have been initiated to find low-maintenance solutions for bridges that eliminate the need to repaint.

Bridges are especially vulnerable to severe weathering and therefore environmental degradation. Dependent on geographic location, they are exposed to UV radiation, substantial temperature fluctuations, wind, and saltwater.

Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge, LUMIFLON USA

While traditionally the use of FEVE resins was for aesthetic purposes, taking advantage of its high , its use in the market is for corrosion protection.

Unlike other resins, fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) resins have exceptional . In particular, LUMIFLON resins have low permeability to oxygen, water, and chloride, making them the ideal topcoat for both inland and oceanic bridge construction.

Tokiwa Bridge, LUMIFLON USA

For years, LUMIFLON resins have proven more efficient than common coatings such as alkyds, chlorinated rubber, acrylics, urethanes, and even siloxanes on and concrete. Their ability to lower lifecycle costs by preventing environmental degradation has allowed them to become the international choice for bridge coatings, with over 150,000 applications around the world.

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, LUMIFLON USA

FEVE coatings have dominated the bridge market in Japan for over 25 years. The use of these topcoats became mandatory throughout Japan after research conducted (took out “was”) by the Japanese Ministry of Land, , and Transportation proved their effectiveness in the of bridges for up to 60 years.

With the emergence and demand for greener construction methods, new environmentally friendly grades of the fluoropolymer resin have been developed that can be used to formulate low-VOC and HAPS-free coatings.

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