LUMIFLON will be presenting at this year’s Waterborne Symposium this Wednesday, February 10th. Kristen Blankenship will be discussing Long Life Coatings: Sustainable Paint for a Sustainable Environment at 11:30am – 12:00pm CST.

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Abstract: For decades, the choice of long- life coatings for any given project was predicated on performance needs. A monumental structure such as a skyscraper in a major metro area might specify the use of a fluoropolymer- based topcoat to ensure decades long gloss and . A major steel bridge would call for the use of a fluoropolymer topcoat to offer long- term barrier corrosion protection. Of course, high performance typically comes with a premium price. Today, the monetary cost of a project is not the only consideration on major projects. Environmental cost must be considered. Long life coatings, those that last decades, are inherently sustainable. This presentation will focus on the environmental benefits of long- life coatings including a comparison study of the carbon footprint of a fluoropolymer powder coating.

About Kristen Blankenship
Business Development Manager at LUMIFLON

Kristen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Evansville in Indiana. She has spent the last 22 years in the coatings industry working for various coating, chemical, and material manufacturing companies.

She began her career as an analytical chemist at Red Spot Paint focusing on defect analysis. This experience allowed her to develop a unique approach to formulation with a focus on structure-property relationships. She then moved into the role of coating formulator at Red Spot before leaving to join Alnex in the role of technical service chemist for waterborne liquid coating resins.

In January of 2013, she accepted the position of technical service chemist for the LUMIFLON product line at AGC Chemicals Americas. In November of 2015, she moved into a business development role and now works with strategic LUMIFLON accounts. LUMIFLON is a brand of fluoropolymer resins manufactured by AGC Inc.

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