AKRON, Ohio (10/26/18) – Architects and engineering specifiers will have an opportunity to learn more about high-performance exterior restoration coatings from APV Engineered Coatings and Arkema Inc. in November, when the companies participate in two hallmark industry events: the Arc|US America’s Leading Architects Forum, and the University of Kynar® program hosted by Arkema.
“Exterior restoration is more than just painting,” said Erin Brown-Neff, Director of Marketing & Business Development, APV Engineered Coatings. “It’s important for professional specifiers of coating products for exterior restoration projects to understand the chemistry of the formulations they specify and how it impacts the product’s ability to perform over time.”
APV’s high-performance NeverFade® Façade Restoration Coatingsare water-based, low-VOC, coating systems that provide the durability of a factory finish in a field-applied product. They contain Kynar Aquatec® PVDF resin, a tough, engineered thermoplastic from Arkema that maintains high stability when exposed to harsh thermal, chemical and ultraviolet environments.
NeverFade® Coatings contain complex inorganic pigments and UV blocking additives to inhibit fading and extend lifecycles of building facades. The unique chemistry also resists staining, dirt pickup, mold growth, and can prevent corrosion. NeverFade® can be custom color matched in bold colors, even metallics. APV is so confident in the UV resistance of NeverFade® that it offers an unprecedented 15-year warranty on color performance, which is fully transferable and covers all product and labor costs.
Arc|US America’s Leading Architects Forum
At the Arc|US event, November 1-4 in Carlsbad, California, APV Engineered Coatings and Arkema will meet one-on-one with some of the country’s top principal architects. Meetings will focus on how NeverFade® with Kynar Aquatec® Coatings can extend the lifecycle of building exteriors and the support APV offers during the entire exterior restoration process – from coating material specification through application.
“Coating specification is a critical part of planning for a restoration project, and it can be time-consuming,” Brown-Neff said. “To help make the process more time- and cost-efficient, APV recently partnered with ARCAT® and its free SpecWizard® program.”
The program makes information about NeverFade® Coating Systems accessible and downloadable through an easy-to-use portal. With a few simple clicks, specifiers can select the appropriate primer and topcoat products, indicate how color will be determined, as well as define sheens needed for their project. SpecWizard® will then generate an accurate, job-specific, CSI 3-Part or Canadian CSC formatted construction product specification in MS-Word or other word processing format. The portal also provides additional product information and lets specifiers send requests to APV through a secure message function.
University of Kynar®
On November 13, APV Engineered Coatings will be co-sponsoring and presenting at the University of Kynar® program, hosted by Arkema Inc. and held at Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC in Miami. Attendees at the invitation-only event will have an opportunity learn about Kynar® PVDF resin chemistry, as well as the key differences between NeverFade® and other high-performance architectural coatings. They will also visit Atlas’ natural weathering testing site to see a variety of Kynar 500® and Kynar Aquatec® weathering studies that have spanned over 50 years of exposure in the extreme humidity, temperature, and UV conditions of southern Florida.
“We look forward to this annual event,” said Ron Partridge, Sr. Account Manager Fluoropolymer Coatings NA, Arkema Inc. “It gives us an opportunity to demonstrate the true service life of Kynar Aquatec® and NeverFade® Coatings as well as educate architects, engineers, specifiers and contractors about how loading levels of key polymers impact a coating’s ability to perform in subtropical outdoor environments.”
Lunch & Learns
According to Brown-Neff, APV Engineered Coatings also will be partnering with Arkema on future lunch-and-learn sessions designed to provide AIA (American Institute of Architects) credits for education on PVDF technology. After the formal educational sessions delivered by Arkema experts, APV will provide additional insights on the real-world applications of PVDF-based NeverFade® Coatings.
“Since the first application on the Gulf Coast of Florida in 2009, NeverFade® Coatings have been used to coat hundreds of thousands of square feet of building exteriors around the world,” Brown-Neff said. “The product’s advantages have been most significant on commercial and industrial high rises where renovation costs can be high. Its ability to lengthen the lifespan of such building exteriors has afforded tremendous costs savings to building owners.”
To register for an Arkema lunch-and-learn with APV, contact Arkema, Inc.
About APV Engineered Coatings
Founded in 1878, APV Engineered Coatings custom formulates and manufactures industrial coatings and advanced chemical products in Akron, Ohio. APV is a partner to some of the world’s top-producing manufacturers due to its expertise in chemical and coating composition, the commercialization of advanced materials and large-scale production. The company’s innovative solutions have been integrated into a variety of industries for unique applications, such as aerospace, innovative textiles, and high-end building products. A licensee of Arkema Inc. in the use of Kynar® emulsion technology, APV has been developing and commercializing high-performance Kynar® resin-based coatings for field and factory applications for more than a decade. For more information, call 800-772-3452 or visit www.apvcoatings.com or www.neverfadecoatings.com. Join the conversation by using #NeverfadeCoatings #KynarAquatec and follow us @APVCoatings.
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties and Coating Solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.3 billion ($9.4 billion) in 2017, we employ around 20,000 people worldwide and operate in some 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. www.arkema.com
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