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Fluropon Pure is Valspar's newest addition to its Fluropon 70 percent PVDF family of coil and extrusion coatings.

Fluropon Pure is Valspar’s newest addition to its Fluropon 70 percent PVDF family of coil and extrusion coatings.

Fluropon Pure is Valspar’s newest addition to its Fluropon 70 percent PVDF family of coil and extrusion coatings. Formulated with material transparency in mind, Fluropon Pure does not include hexavalent chromium, lead, phthalates and PFOA, allowing the product to meet Living Building Challenge’s Red List 3.0-Compliant requirement. Fluropon Pure delivers the same capabilities of Valspar’s original Fluropon line, including cool roof formulations. Additionally, the coating is trusted to protect buildings against harsh outdoor elements, including humidity and corrosion, dirt, stains and chemicals.

Metal Shingle Is Lightweight

McElroy Metal has introduced the Milan Shingle as a metal roofing option for homeowners and commercial building owners.

McElroy Metal has introduced the Milan Shingle as a metal roofing option for homeowners and commercial building owners.

McElroy Metal has introduced the Milan Shingle as a metal roofing option for homeowners and commercial building owners. The 29-gauge Milan Shingle is available in eight PVDF colors and seven PVDF Designer Prints that simulate cedar shake and slate. McElroy Metal offers a complete system, including starter edge, ridge/hip cap, gable edge trim, valley, sidewall flashing and nail clips. The interlocking Milan Shingle panels resist high winds while the G90 galvanized steel provides fire resistance. At 25 percent of the weight of conventional asphalt shingles, the Milan Shingle can be installed over most existing roofs, eliminating the expense of tear-off and disposal of any old roofing.

McElroy Metal Updates Metal Roofing Panel Profile Brochure

McElroy Metal has updated the brochure on one of its most popular through-fastened metal roofing panel profiles, Max-Rib.

McElroy Metal has updated the brochure on one of its most popular through-fastened metal roofing panel profiles, Max-Rib.

McElroy Metal has updated the brochure on one of its most popular through-fastened metal roofing panel profiles, Max-Rib.

Available in four options, Max-Rib provides options for project needs, depending on desired longevity, aesthetic appeal and budget.

Max-Rib Ultra is manufactured from a Galvalume substrate with a PVDF coating for performance in a light-gauge panel. It combines the long-life performance of a Galvalume steel substrate with a fade- and chalk-resistant PVDF-based Fluropon paint system. Max-Rib II has a Galvalume substrate with a siliconized polyester coating to provide a multi-purpose metal panel. Max-Rib 100 features a galvanized G100 substrate with a siliconized polyester coating and Max-Rib Commodity is a non-warranted economical panel, ideal for basic shade and shelter applications.

Modified Acrylic Latex Binders Are Designed for Restoration of TPO Roofing Membranes

Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema, has added to its line of waterborne binders for use in formulating roof coatings.

Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema, has added to its line of waterborne binders for use in formulating roof coatings.

Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema, has added to its line of waterborne binders for use in formulating roof coatings. The new product is ENCOR Flex 192, a modified acrylic latex binder designed for coatings used in the restoration of low-slope, commercial thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing membranes. Properly formulated, ENCOR Flex 192 offers outstanding dirt pickup resistance and adhesion to TPO, and can eliminate the need for a solvent primer to help lower roof maintenance and restoration costs.

The AC Cool Roof Binder systems are based on Kynar Aquatec PVDF binders, developed by Arkema’s fluoropolymer group, and ENCOR Flex polymers from Arkema Coating Resins.

Currently three systems are available, allowing greater formulation flexibility across different applications:

  • AC III Binder System – This system uses a Kynar Aquatec FMA-12 PVDF based topcoat and ENCOR Flex 187 all acrylic or ENCOR Flex 192 modified acrylic basecoat to provide the highest possible level of performance and durability. It is designed primarily for the most demanding cool roof coating applications.
  • AC II Binder System – Utilizing a proprietary ENCOR Flex 187 all acrylic polymer or ENCOR Flex 192 modified acrylic latex, this base and topcoat system delivers excellent performance and meets ASTM D-6083, “Standard Specification for Liquid Applied Acrylic Coating Used in Roofing.”
  • AC I Binder System – This ENCOR Flex 3186 styrene acrylic system provides a good mix of performance and value for less demanding applications.

PPG Industries Publishes ‘Building Products Coil Coatings Color Guide’

PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has published the “Building Products Coil Coatings Color Guide”, an eight-page brochure featuring 100 coatings color samples categorized according to eight product lines and five resin chemistries.

The booklet highlights 30 individual colors, ranging from regal and bright white to charcoal and solar-reflective black, for DURANAR ULTRA-COOL polyvinylidene fluoride(PVDF) coatings, DURASTAR polyester coatings and Durastar SMP (silicone-modified polyester) coatings. There are five color samples each for Duranar ULTRA-Cool SUNSTORM coatings and three-coat Duranar XL ULTRA-Cool coatings.

ULTRA-Cool coatings by PPG are formulated with proprietary infrared (IR)-reflective pigments and resin technologies that deflect solar heat from buildings, enabling them to stay cooler and consume less energy for air conditioning.

The guide features 10 Duranar VARI-COOL coatings, which combine ULTRA-Cool coatings technology with color-changing polychromatic pigments, along with 10 DURAFORM BP coatings, which are part of a new line of next-generation engineered polyester-resin-based products. Readers also will find five color swatches each for ENVIRON waterborne acrylic coatings and PLASTICRON plastisol-based coatings.

PPG coil coatings are designed to meet a wide range of building applications, from high-end roof and wall panels for monumental buildings to industrial plants, agricultural buildings, garages, warehouses and other utilitarian structures. With their broad color range, PPG coil coatings provide durable, colorfast protection to soffits, gutters, heating and air-conditioning ducts, trim coil and rainware due to their exceptional hardness and resistance to abrasion, chalking, ultraviolet (UV) radiation, moisture, corrosion and weather.

PVDF Coil Coating Resists Acid Rain

Dura Coat Products Inc. has introduced a coastal coating system to resist corrosive environments

Dura Coat Products Inc. has introduced a coastal coating system to resist corrosive environments

To combat environmental conditions harmful to metal roofs, coil coatings manufacturer Dura Coat Products Inc. has introduced a coastal coating system to resist corrosive environments. The formulation features PVDF-based Durapon 70 as a top coat applied over Dura Coat’s DC425G 380 high-build primer. Conditions include salt air within 1,500 feet of the coast, and acidic rains such as those common in the heavy industrial areas of the nation.

Durapon 70 is one of Dura Coat’s new generation PVDF coatings designed to create an exceptionally tough surface that’s resistant to scratching, scuffing, transit abrasion and the elements, yet is flexible for the most demanding post-forming operations.

For added protection, Dura Coat now offers new Edge Seal, a clear, air dry sealer that is applied with a roller to help seal cut edges of metal panels and trim that occur during the installation process. Edge Seal can also be applied during routine roof maintenance.

Dura Coat Product’s Durapon 70 provides some of the finest metal protection available. With the addition of the new Edge Seal Coating, raw metal edges are also protected against corrosion.