Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, Tnemec Fluoronar, FEVE Resin, Lumiflon

Extending Life Using FEVE Bridge Coatings
Tue, Dec 1, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Sponsored by AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
Presented by Kristen Blankenship, LUMIFLON


In this one hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE topcoats for both new bridges and maintenance re-coating of existing bridges.

We will review the decades-long history of real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE fluoropolymer coatings in Japan due to their extensive use on bridge infrastructure.

We will also assess the life-cycle cost advantages of FEVE coating systems despite their higher initial cost compared to other coatings.

Learning Objectives:
-Define FEVE and discuss FEVE coating composition, history and unique properties
-Discuss real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE coatings that demonstrate their proven performance in terms of , color/, and long life
-Discuss guidelines for proper specification, ease of application and low maintenance needs of FEVE bridge coatings
-Quantify cost and benefits of FEVE coatings for bridges

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