Although much of America’s infrastructure remains standing, many of the highways and bridges were not designed for life spans of over 40 to 50 years. Consequently, steel bridges all over the country are crumbling and/or corroding, posing a risk to users, as well as the environment.
Upcoming Talk: New Developments in Fluorourethane Coatings for Bridges at SSPC 2016
Join Lumiflon USA at SSPC 2016 in San Antonio, TX for a presentation on New Developments in Fluorourethane Coatings for Bridges.
The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge Is The Lumiflon Coatings Poster Child
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.
The Beautiful Skydance Bridge Glows With Its Lumiflon FEVE Coating
In a revitalization program of Oklahoma City, Mayor Mick Cornett would enlist civil engineers from all over the country in order to create an iconic footbridge that would span across Interstate 40. His vision for a bridge that reflects the city’s eccentricity and bright future was transposed into a beautiful tubular steel bridge. The 197-foot tall steel bird structure at one end is based on Oklahoma’s state bird, the scissor tailed flycatcher. The Skydance Bridge’s aesthetic is complemented with the use of Tnemec’s high-performance Series 1071 Fluoronar industrial coating with Lumiflon FEVE resin with unparalleled durability and resistance against outdoor exposure.
Recoating The I-65 Arch Bridge With A Lumiflon FEVE Coating
The I-65 arch bridge in Columbus, Indiana was in need of repainting due to fading and delaminating of its original coating. Consequently, the structural steel was showing spot rust. Indiana Department of Transportation requested for a coating that would provide maximum color and gloss retention, which they found in Carboline’s Carboxane 950 Satin finish with Lumiflon FEVE resin technology....