The Quest For 100-Year Bridge Coatings In Japan

LUMIFLON FEVE Resin, Kiyosu Bridge
Coatings for steel bridges are used to prevent corrosion and subsequent degradation of structural properties. Since the use of zinc rich primers in the 1970’s, it has been a challenge to match the longetivity of the primers with existing and developing topcoats until the early 1980’s with the introduction of Fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE). FEVE resin, a fluoropolymer resin for coatin...

The Versatility of LUMIFLON FEVE Resin Technology

LUMIFLON FEVE Resin Waunakee Elevated Water Tank Tnemec Architecture
The distinctiveness of the LUMIFLON/FEVE resin technology often causes the experienced coating formulator to wonder about the versatility of these raw materials. Many of our customers have asked us about the friendliness of these resins toward other resin types. In response, we have done several compatibility studies with both the solvent based resins and the water-borne emulsions. Our results hav...

Product Spotlight: LUMIFLON Fluorinated Resin LF810 and LF810Y

LUMIFLON USA, FEVE Fluorinated Resin, Rainbow Bridge
LUMIFLON LF810 is a fluorinated resin utilizing FEVE technology. It is supplied at 45% solids in Mineral Spirits. Another version, LF810Y is supplied in Xylene. How is LUMIFLON used in coatings? LUMIFLON LF810 is used as a resin in coatings. It can be used alone or blended with other resins such as acrylics and alkyds. It has low OH functionality and therefore is an excellent choice for...

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.