FEVE Fluoropolymer Coating Prefabricated Onto Financial Building’s Panels

Coarchitecture, FEVE Fluoropolymer Resin, Lumiflon, Akzo Nobel, Interpon, D3000, Architecture, Curtain Wall
Designed by architecture firm, Coarchitecture, the Desjardins building in De Bourgogne, Quebec is a multi-use, four-story building that sits atop a parking garage. The design marries form and function, with an emphasis on “large windows to allow for natural lighting to the central core.” The building’s facade utilizes aluminum panels that are coated with Akzo Nobel’s Interpon D3000 coatings; Lumiflon FEVE-based powder coatings with unparalleled durability and color retention characteristics.

Administrative Building Fitted With Lumiflon Coated Aluminum Curtain Wall

Originally built in the 1970’s, the monolithic Richmond City Hall in Richmond, Virginia, featured marble panels, but due to adverse climatic effects, began to crack by the 1990’s. The new City Hall combines the traditional beauty of granite with a modern painted aluminum curtain wall system that puts an emphasis on it’s “grid-like appearance.” The aluminum curtain wall panels use Akzo Nobel’s high performance Interpon D3000 coating with Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resins; which have proven to provide gloss and ultraviolet degradation resistance in excess of 10 years.

Challenging Curtain Wall Restoration Aided With Lumiflon FEVE Coating

Coatings, Architecture, Powder Coatings, All-Tech Coatings, Curtain Wall, Lumiflon
The curtain wall of the Skokie Hospital was in need of repair after 30 plus years of exposure. Unlike the previous aluminum curtain wall restorations that have been featured on Lumiflon USA, the Skokie Hospital featured a porcelain enamel curtain wall; which is a difficult surface to re-spray. Rather than performing a costly replacement of the entire system, All-Tech Coatings was able to restore the curtain wall using PPG’s Coraflon ADS coating with Lumiflon FEVE resins.

Restoring Curtain Walls And Extrusions Using Lumiflon FEVE Resins

Erie On The Park, Extrustions, Restoration
Unlike roofing panels, curtain walls and extrusions are subjected to different amounts of weathering and deterioration. Typically, complete replacement of curtain walls and extrusions are costly, and they also interfere with the building’s operations for long periods of time. Instead, restoration of these metal substrates is a more viable option to the building owners. These projects require the careful removal of the existing coating, priming and the application of the new coating as to prevent accidental overspray on other parts of the building or surroundings. All-Tech Decorating (ATD) of Romeoville, IL chooses PPG’s Coraflon ADS coatings enriched with Lumiflon FEVE Resins for their ability to achieve factory-like finishes as well as reduce metallic flop.