Arkema to present Kynar Aquatec® emulsion technologies for achieving long-term architectural coating service life at D+D 2014 Conference

- Press release
At the Durability and Design 2014 Conference to be held in Cincinnati, OH, May 20–22, Arkema Inc. will present a technical paper on the achievable decorative service life of Kynar Aquatec® architectural water-based coatings using different resin and pigment technologies. In his presentation titled “Achieving Long-Term Coating Service Life on Metallic and Non-Metallic Building Component Substrates,” Dr. Kurt Wood, a principal scientist in Arkema’s Fluoropolymers research and development, will review the outdoor exposure and accelerated weathering performance of these latex coating formulations on a diverse group of substrates, such as fiberglass pultrusions, vinyl and fiber cement.

The appropriate use of color distinguishes a structure from those nearby. For the building owner, maintaining building aesthetics and curb appeal in a low-maintenance manner is imperative. One aspect of achieving and maintaining curb appeal is color retention.


Building on more than 45 years of continuous Florida outdoor exposure history for PVDF-based coatings on metal, it is possible to quantitatively predict color retention for new waterborne fluoropolymer coatings. These latex coatings can be applied in a factory during the production of the exterior building component or field-applied for touch-up and repair or restoration applications. “We’re committed to helping the building industry transition to highly weatherable, waterborne coating technologies with low levels of volatile organic compounds and long-term color retention properties similar to baked PVDF finishes,” said Dr. Wood. “This paper on the results of our weathering performance study of Kynar Aquatec® architectural coatings using different resin and pigment technologies is an important step in that direction.”


Hosted by Durability + Design magazine, the D+D 2014 Conference will bring specifiers, architects, contractors and facility owners together to learn and share new ideas in a conversation about “Advances in Protective and Aesthetic Technologies for Buildings.”


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 approximately $8.1 million (€6.1 billion), and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.


Kynar Aquatec® is a registered trademark of Arkema Inc.