Arkema to Introduce New Specification Guides at METALCON

Arkema Inc.will present its Kynar 500 FSF and Kynar Aquatec polyvinylidene fluoride resins used in high-performance coatings, along with Bostik’s hurricane-resistant adhesive products, at METALCON 2017, to be held Oct. 18–21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Kynar 500 FSF resin-based coatings for aluminum, galvanized steel and aluminized steel exceed the exterior AAMA 2605 specification for resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals. This next-generation Kynar 500 PVDF technology can also contribute to LEED credits, as it is produced using a patented fluorosurfactant-free process. 

According to the company, Kynar Aquatec PVDF emulsions provide the same long-lasting protection as Kynar 500 resin-based coatings in an easy-to-apply waterborne form. Given their excellent weatherability and exceptional resistance to dirt pickup and biological growth, Kynar Aquatec resin-based coatings offer a high-performance solution for metal restoration and repair projects, as well as a variety of other applications.
 
At the show, Arkema Inc. will introduce its new Kynar Aquatec specification guides for façade restoration and cool roof coatings applications. Each 14-page guide is divided into the Construction Specifier Institute’s three-part format and written in concise language to facilitate the evaluation of coating systems for meeting a metal restoration or cool-roof project’s long life, durability and sustainability goals.

During the event, Bostik, an Arkema company, will also present its full line of “smart adhesives” and sealants for a wide variety of metal construction applications. These high-performance products provide unprimed adhesion to Kynar 500 FSF and Kynar Aquatec resin-based coatings, are hurricane-strong (Miami-Dade County hurricane-approved) and come with a best-in-class warranty.
 
The new specification guides on field-applied fluoropolymer coatings for façade restoration and cool-roof applications will abe available at the Arkema exhibit at METALCON (booth 923). For more information, visit kynar500.comkynaraquatec.com and bostik-industrial.com.

Sealant Approved by Miami Dade TAS-132

Bostik 915 Polyurethane Roofing Sealant

Bostik 915 Polyurethane Roofing Sealant

Bostik Inc. has announced that its 915 Polyurethane Roofing Sealant is the first and only product in its category to be approved by Miami Dade TAS-132 test specification.

Because of the hurricanes which have hit South Florida with such devastating force, new building codes were created, mandating stronger, higher-performance roofing sealants. These code requirements were very stringent. To address this, Bostik launched a comprehensive R&D program, focused to deliver a product formulated to combat hurricane uplift with the strongest bond possible. This resulted in 915 Sealant being brought to market.

Bostik 915 offers elastic bonding. When buildings have movement, the product can flex, meaning less likelihood for the roofing system to break. Additionally, the material not only is a strong adhesive, it also functions as a durable waterproofing sealant. It offers a thorough warranty, covering material and labor.