LUMIFLON® FEVE Resins Provide Outstanding Color Retention and Corrosion Resistance to Automotive Coatings

EXTON, Pa. – LUMIFLON® fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) resins from AGC Chemicals Americas help automotive and after-market manufacturers create ultra-durable coatings for cars and their components in a wide range of colors and glosses. LUMIFLON is ideal for exterior coating systems that can be used on automobile bodies, doors, door handles, bumper fascia, wheel emblems, lettering and logos, tail light lenses and aluminum wheels. LUMIFLON can be used in any area where outstanding weather and chemical resistance are required, even on dashboards and upholstery.

LUMIFLON-based topcoats have been shown to yield over five times the lifespan of acrylic urethane coatings typically used in the automotive industry. LUMIFLON resins have outperformed even the best acrylic urethane coatings on steel, aluminum, magnesium and plastics like ABS, polyurethane, FRP, PVC, polyethylene, polypropylene and polycarbonate. LUMIFLON resins can also be blended with traditional resins like acrylics to significantly increase their performance.

In addition to its superior durability, LUMIFLON also offers manufacturers the ability to formulate both high and low gloss colored paint systems. Its compatibility with a range of pigments and colors means that automotive engineers can choose coatings with an almost infinite variety of color and gloss combinations that will exhibit markedly less fading, discoloration or chalking for the life of the coating. A transparent fluororesin, LUMIFLON resins can be used to make both clear and pigmented coatings in more than 230 colors in high gloss to flat finishes.

LUMIFLON resins are available in conventional solvent grades, as well as powder coated, water-based resins and solid resins for the production of low VOC and HAPS free environmentally friendly coatings. LUMIFLON is the first solvent-soluble fluoropolymer resin for coatings that can be cured at room temperature or at elevated temperatures. Because LUMIFLON resins do not require heat curing, these topcoats can be applied in the factory or in the field.

About AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.

AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Glass Company Ltd., a $13 billion multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, electronic displays and chemical products. The company was formed in 2004 through the merging of sister companies Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers USA and AGA Chemicals. Headquartered in Exton, Pa., AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pa., and warehouses located throughout North America.

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