Architectural Products magazine recently featured Linetec’s part in the innovative solution to repurpose a historic arena in Kansas City as a modern, multi-level sports complex. “As a single-source solution to curtainwall supplier Tubelite, Linetec provided both the high-performance architectural coatings in the historically approved color and the thermal improvement services for HyVee Arena’s new entrance, store and interior aluminum framing systems,” described the January “Specifier’s Solution” article.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the arena’s renovations needed to meet aesthetic standards, as well as functional and energy-efficiency goals. After analyzing the finish on the former arena’s existing glazing systems, Linetec’s in-house color laboratory customized a “Super White” color to match the owner’s and historic review committee’s standards.

Sherwin-Williams Fluropon® 70% PVDF resin-based architectural coatings met the project’s specified performance and application. All of the 70% PVDF resin-based coatings applied by Linetec meet the industry’s stringent standards for exterior coatings – the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s AAMA 2605. After providing a lifetime of constant use in a high-traffic venue like HyVee Arena, the coatings can be removed and Tubelite’s aluminum framing material can be recycled or reused.

Linetec also applied the thermal strut on Tubelite’s Therml=Block® entrances. Adding insulating, thermal, polyamide strut to aluminum framing members separates the inside and outside metal, which greatly enhances the entrance system’s thermal performance. This thermal break reduces the amount of heat transfer, therefore saving energy and increasing occupant comfort.

For personalized assistance with custom-matched finishes or thermal improvement services, please contact your local representative.