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."

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.

First Hydroflon Tank in the United States Withstands The Test Of Time in Granbury, Texas

Granbury, Texas, Water Tank, Tnemec, Hydroflon Series 700
In 2001, the Granbury municipal water tank became the first water tank in the United States to receive an exterior finish coat of Series 700 Hydroflon. Tnemec designed the Hydroflon series as a specialty fluoropolymer coating for tanks and exposed steel structures. In 2015 the Granbury tank was re-evaluated to determine the durability of the Hydroflon system.

Massive River-Crossing Arches Complete New I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

Interstate 74 River Bridge, Iowa, Illinois, Twin Arch, Mississippi River, Photography Iowa Department Transportation, DOT
Interstate 74 bridges Bettendorf, IA, and Moline, IL, over the Mississippi River. The original bridge was built in June 1934, with construction starting on a twin bridge in July 1958. The original spans, designed by Ralph Modjeski, merged in 1975. And by 1994, vehicle traffic had doubled, prompting the Illinois (IL) DOT to appropriate millions of dollars for a new bridge design.
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