Powder coatings offer excellent performance with a smaller carbon footprint thanks to the lack of VOCs required for processing and application. Instead of using a mixing blade and large vessel to blend raw materials, powder coatings use extruders that combine heat and friction to mix all the components together. The result is a paint in powder form. Everything you want and nothing more.
Color in architecture has been researched and analyzed to determine its effects on its inhabitants. Color evokes not only feelings such as excitement, serenity, or warmth, but can serve as an opportunity to capture attention in a heavily competitive marketplace. The influence of color is international, as we explore our most colorful facades around the globe.
Transit stations are historically high trafficked areas, often seeing hundreds of commuters on a daily basis. Additionally, these buildings are expensive to repair as construction can require costly closures. Often architects specify high performance coatings systems for their architectural components to ensure both the longevity and aesthetic quality of their designs.
When choosing an architectural coatings system, there are an abundance of qualities to look for. An architect or specifier desires a coating system that is sustainable and durable. Additionally, a coatings system must provide the aesthetic properties needed by the architect as well, not only at the time of initial coating, but for decades to come.
In this one-hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for curtain walls, as well as maintenance re-coating of existing finishes. We will evaluate coating performance tests including accelerated weathering and real-time weathering and what the implications are for the life of different coatings. We will also assess the life-cycle cost advantage and sustainability benefits of FEVE topcoats despite their higher initial cost compared to other topcoat formulations.