Valspar Offers New Technical Paper On PVDF Coatings
Minneapolis, MN – Building owners, architects, contractors, product manufacturers and finishers from across North America have relied on the Valspar Corporation’s polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin-based coatings for 50 years. The company is sharing its architectural coatings expertise on these types of coatings through a new technical paper that describes how PVDF resin-based coatings are combined with the hardness of acrylic to deliver durable, superior-performance coating systems that withstand the test of weather and time. This educational document is available free for download at valsparinspireme.com/resources (PDF).
“Although architectural coatings from different coating manufacturers contain similar PVDF resins, the coating systems’ performance can vary widely," explains Jeff Alexander, vice president of sales for Valspar’s coil and extrusion coating businesses. "This is due to the proprietary formulations of each coating manufacturer. Unfortunately, It can be confusing for those outside of the coatings industry to differentiate between the resins’ manufacturers and the coatings’ manufacturers,” he continued. “Any paint manufacturer theoretically can make a 70 percent PVDF coating, but 30 percent of the binder and the pigmentation are determined by the knowledge and expertise of the paint manufacturer.”
End uses for PVDF resin-based architectural coatings include metal roofing and wall panel systems; framing for curtainwall, windows, skylights and entrance systems; louvers and grills; soffits; fascia; mullions; column covers and more.
“Companies with a strong commitment to a weathering test program and to continuous improvements, along with a long history of performance and quality products, will ensure that only high-durability pigments and resins are used, and that the product performs up to the end-users’ expectations,” added Alexander.
Since its launch in 1965, Valspar’s Fluropon® 70 percent PVDF resin-based exterior coatings have become an industry standard for both metal coil coating and aluminum extrusion applications with its high durability and large color palette. Fluropon coatings are ideally suited for long-life, external use on monumental high-rise structures and pre-engineered buildings that have exterior architectural products made from aluminum, galvanized steel and Galvalume® coils, and aluminum extrusions.
Along with its proven high-performance coating systems, The Valspar Corporation supports architects and designers with its industry-leading technical expertise, color-matching and sustainability resources, responsive customer service and high-priority lead times. Learn more at valsparinspireme.com.
About Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings
Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings delivers a full range of high-performance coatings in polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), silicone-modified polyester (SMP),
and polyester formulas, designed to meet the most demanding environmental requirements while providing protection against weathering and pollution. The Coil Coatings Division is part of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group, which supplies
a broad range of highly-engineered solutions for construction, industrial, packaging, and transportation markets in more than 120 countries in the world. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development,
distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. For more information about Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings, visit coil.sherwin.com.