AGC to Present the Advantages of Using FEVE-Based Powder Coatings for Architectural Applications

EXTON, Pa. – Kristen Blankenship, technical service chemist at AGC Chemicals Americas Inc., will present the latest advancements of fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE)-based powder coatings for architectural applications at the 2015 Powder Coatings Symposium on October 14 at 9:40 a.m.

Blankenship will discuss the chemistry, exceptional weatherability and environmental benefits of FEVE resin-based powder coatings. LUMIFLON® FEVE powder coating resins do not require a solvent (VOC) and can be used in formulations to meet the AAMA 2605 specification for high-performance exterior architectural coatings.

FEVE resins have been used in paints and coatings on building exteriors and facades for more than 30 years. Topcoats formulated with FEVE-based resins offer outstanding gloss and color retention and protect metal and concrete structures from corrosion. When used on buildings, bridges, aircraft, automobiles, water towers and solar panels, FEVE-based topcoats do not degrade from UV light, wind, rain or corrosion and can be formulated to last 30 years or more. FEVE resins are available for almost any type of coating, including solvent-based resins, powder coating resins, environmentally friendly solid resins for low-VOC and HAPs-free coatings, and water emulsion and water dispersion resins.

About the Powder Coating Symposium

The theme of the 2015 Powder Coating Symposium is "Imagine the possibilities – taking great ideas and changing the industry." The PC Symposium includes engineers, formulators and top researchers from the world's preeminent coatings institutes. Attendees will not only be enlightened with emerging powder technology that promises to change finishing processes, but also to the fundamental research feeding these advancements.

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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