High-Performance Skyrise Features Lumiflon Coated Metal Panels

The recently completed “Tower at PNC Plaza” in Pittsburgh, PA, is considered to be “the world’s greenest office building.” With inspiration from Tesla’s line of automobiles, The Tower at PNC Plaza was designed to transform the employee experience, along with sustainable measures that reduce energy and water consumption. In order to achieve this goal, a variety of high-performance materials were used on the Tower’s exterior, which include metal panels that feature a topcoat of PPG’s Coraflon powder coating with Lumiflon FEVE resins.

The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge Is The Lumiflon Coatings Poster Child

Bridges, Industrial Coating, Lumiflon FEVE Resins, Fluoropolymers
Considered to be Japan’s greatest engineering feat, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge is the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the world. Although its inception stems from a tragic ferry accident, the engineers ensured that the bridge was to be safe, stable and would endure a long coating life-cycle before any maintenance was needed. In order to prevent corrosion from the coastal region on which the bridge is situated, as well as road salts during snow, the bridge’s metal surfaces were coated with a Lumiflon fluoropolymer topcoat.

FEVE Coating Simulates Dazzling Gold Leaf On Facade Restoration

Lumiflon, Tnemec, ZCMI, Architectural Coatings, Fluoropolymers
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Zion’s Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI) was founded by Brigham Young in 1868. The ZCMI façade restoration was a daunting project; it required special care to the various pieces of cast iron and sheet metal cornice section. To compliment the façade’s extensive preparation, provide the best protection from ultraviolet (UV) degradation and weathering, and provide the best possible aesthetic, the ZCMI restoration was completed using an array of Tnemec high-performance coating systems, including Tnemec’s Fluoronar coatings, which include Lumiflon fluoropolymer technology.

Structural Steel Tiara Dazzles Atop Skyscraper With Lumiflon Coating

Tnemec, Coatings, Fluoropolymer, Architectural Coatings, Lumiflon, FEVE resin
In 2012, The Great American Tower in Cincinnati, OH won the Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) Award by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) for the 13-story tiara that crowns the skyscraper. HOK Architects of St. Louis, MO, designed the tiara, which uses over 400 tons of arching structural steel and hollow sections in varied widths. For extreme durability and gloss retention, the Great American Tower tiara was coated using Tnemec Company’s 3 stage coating system with a topcoat of their Series 1072 Fluoronar fluoropolymer coating with Lumiflon FEVE resins.

FEVE Coated Water Tank Mural Greets Panama City Visitors

Tnemec Hydroflon, Lumiflon FEVE, Fluoropolymer, Industrial Coatings
The first thing people see coming into Panama City, Florida is the Panama City Legged Water Tank. Before its renovation, it was “an unused and uninspiring liability to a community asset.” It came to the city’s attention that the tank was in need of a restoration, and they were looking for the best coating solution possible. Lumiflon FEVE resin formulations in coatings, such as Tnemec’s Hydroflon, provide excellent ultraviolet (UV) resistance, gloss retention, as well as accommodate a range of vibrant colors for greater aesthetics.