Arkema Publishes Guide Specifications on Fluoropolymer Coatings

The Arkema Technical Polymers business has published Guide Specifications on its field-applied fluoropolymer coatings for cool roof and façade restoration applications. The two guide documents are prepared according to the Construction Specifier Institute’s (CSI) SectionFormat to help make selection and specification of Kynar Aquatec PVDF emulsion–based architectural coatings.

Kynar Aquatec PVDF emulsions are used to make water-based architectural coatings. Coatings formulated with these emulsions provide the same properties as Kynar 500 resin-based coatings in a waterborne form. They resist dirt and mildew accumulation, provide cool roofing properties, and can be applied to a variety of substrates, including metals, plastics, wood, concrete, masonry, fiber cement, stucco, textiles, and previously painted surfaces.

The guide specifications cover protocols on field-applied fluoropolymer coatings for cool roof and façade restoration. Each 14-page guide is divided into the CSI three-part format and written in concise language to facilitate the evaluation of coating systems for meeting a project’s specifications and design goals.

The first section details the selection of the appropriate coating system based on industry-specific testing and performance criteria as specified by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and other standards organizations. A second section provides information on sustainable design, application and performance of individual products manufactured by licensed providers of Kynar Aquatec emulsion based coating technologies. The final section reviews application best practices for Kynar Aquatec emulsion based field-applied coatings, including visual inspection, surface preparation, quality control, and cleaning.

“These new Guide Specifications on field-applied fluoropolymer coatings offer specifiable differences that contribute to a cool roof or metal restoration project’s long life, durability, and sustainability,” says Vince Casmirri, regional marketing manager for technical polymers at Arkema Inc. “With a broad portfolio of Kynar Aquatec technologies, backed by our technical support teams, Arkema is positioned to help specifiers select the best architectural coating solution for their specific projects.”

For more information or to download copies of the Kynar Aquatec Guide Specifications for cool roof and façade restoration, visit here.

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