Upcoming Webinar: FEVE Technology: LUMIFLON® Resins for Coatings

Uber Headquarters, San Francisco, SHoP Architects, Akzo Nobel, Interpon, Lumiflon, Jason O Rear Photography_1
Protective coatings fight deterioration caused by environmental elements, while also reducing maintenance costs and increasing the life of the finish. The design professional will explore different coatings, specifically fluoropolymers, and their benefits. Through this one hour course, we will also learn how next-generation fluoropolymer coating technology exhibits excellent weatherability and environmental advantages. This course will conclude with a brief Q&A.

High-Performance Coating System Enables Durable And Sustainable Bridge Designs Across the UK

Restoration Grade II Listed Marlow Bridge, Buckinghamshire, Unova Products
According to Nishana Nazimuddin, Brand Manager at Unova Products, "In bridge design, sustainability is a design philosophy that considers the long-term impact of the bridge not only on the environment and climate but also on society and the economy. When the primary consideration a few decades ago was 'low cost' and 'fast development', the focus is gradually shifting to sustainability priorities which start with extending the structure's lifespan."

A Comparison of Paint Systems for Architectural Materials

ALPOLIC Materials, Guest Blog Post, LUMIFLON, U Miami
ALPOLIC metal composite materials (MCM) are some of the most sought-after architectural products because of their quality, versatility and the wide range of finishes. While there are options, choosing the wrong paint system can leave you with a finish that looks muted after just a few years. We often receive inquiries about the types of paint used in manufacturing our MCM, specifically what the differences are between polyester and more expensive fluoropolymer finishes. While they do look similar, at least initially, the variances are more often seen in their performance over time and are clear when reviewing the warranty limitations. Understanding the chemical component of each helps our customers make informed decisions about what is best for their specific projects.

Long-Awaited Replacement Footbridge Connects Town of Moray To Resort Beach in Lossiemouth

Lossiemouth Bridge, Moray, Scotland, Beaver Bridges, the Press and Journal Evening Express
The Lossiemouth Bridge is a long-awaited replacement footbridge over the River Lossie connecting the town of Moray with the East beach of Lossiemouth. The Scottish government-funded the highly anticipated metal bridge and replaced a 100-year-old timber footbridge that finally closed in 2019 for safety concerns. The bridge serves as the main route to the popular tourist beach and stimulates the region’s economy. However, with the bridge’s inaccessibility, the local businesses reported massive declines as the bridge averaged 4,000 visitors in the summer.

AWWA D102 Outside System No. 4, Fluoropolymer System Provides Best Life-Cycle Value

Tnemec Company, Guest Blog Post, Water Tank Infrastructure, AWWA D102 Fluoropolymer System
Protective coatings are utilized for asset preservation on many structures, but some of the most important and valuable assets in North America are welded steel potable water storage tanks. The coating technology available to the owner or specifier of these tanks is diverse, so it can be difficult to select the most sustainable solution.
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