Arkema expands binder options for cool roof coatings

- Press release
Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema, has added to its line of waterborne emulsion 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.


“Cool roof coatings are technically challenging, but represent a fast growing, market,” said Eric  Kaiser, marketing director for Arkema Coating Resins. “These new systems from Arkema offer formulators the performance and value they need to develop competitive solutions for their customers.”


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.


“With Kynar Aquatec® and ENCOR® Flex latexes customers have a full range of choices for cool roof applications. Our Kynar Aquatec® system offers the ultimate in durability and whiteness retention for energy savings over many years of service,” said James Feorino, global market manager, Fluoropolymer Group – Architectural Coatings.


More information can be found by visiting at www.arkemacoatingresins.com and www.kynaraquatec.com.


About Arkema

A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, some 14,000 employees and 10 research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of some €6.4 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.


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