Fluorinated resins are known for high performance, particularly in long term, exterior durability. Fluoroethylene vinyl ether or FEVE resins, a family of fluorinated resins, have a unique alternating copolymer structure allowing them to be dissolved in solvent as well as emulsified in water for formulating liquid coatings. As environmental initiatives are becoming less compulsory and industry is taking proactive measures to protect the environment, waterborne and high solids paint is ever increasing in demand.
LUMIFLON (Fluoroethylene vinyl ether or FEVE) fluoropolymer resins were developed over 30 years ago. These resins are used to make ultra-weatherable fluorourethane coatings for architectural, industrial, automotive, aerospace, and alternative energy markets. In some cases, topcoats made with these resins have expected lifetimes exceeding 60 years. These coatings are especially useful in areas where high levels of UV exposure are present, including desert areas and countries close to the equator.
Repainting and maintenance work on buildings, bridges, and other structures can cause both financial and operating disruptions. There are also significant environmental costs associated with repainting operations. FEVE resins minimize these costs. In addition to low VOC content, low life cycle costs make FEVE technology a more environmentally friendly choice.
The architectural and construction industry have been specifying and utilizing protective coatings for generations. These coatings work to prevent deterioration caused by impact and environmental factors. They are used to maintain durability and aesthetics, while greatly reducing maintenance costs by increasing the life of the finish. Without protection from ultra-violet radiation, wind, rain, and other environmental impacts, a beautifully constructed project can quickly lose its luster. These factors can result in deterioration and render aesthetics awash of their former brilliance, leading to extensive costs to repair, correct and restore.
AGC Chemicals Americas is proud to sponsor a free Webinar and Continuing Education Course on Architectural Protective Coatings: FEVE Technology that features the exploration of different architectural coatings, including fluoropolymers, and their benefits. Learn how next-generation, fluoropolymer coating technology exhibits excellent weatherability, lowers maintenance costs, and is environmentally friendly.