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Linetec’s Architectural Resource Center

Linetec’s Architectural Resource Center Visit Linetec’s Architectural Resource Center. Our team of technical experts provide valuable industry education of high-performance architectural finishes to architects, engineers, specifiers and manufacturers. Download a Non-Proprietary Guide Specification for High-Performance Architectural Coatings. 05 0513 Shop-Applied Coatings for Metal Review Linetec’s two AIA/CES Presentations available on-line and as in-house lunch-n-learns Introduction to Coatings – Field […]

Linetec explains how to maximize protection for aluminum surfaces

Protecting aluminum surfaces before and after finishing is crucial to a completed project. You invest heavily in the quality finish of your products and rejected or damaged material can affect your bottom line in several ways. One of the most popular methods of aluminum protection is a polyethylene based surface protective film, often referred to […]

Touch-Up Paint – How to Apply and When to Use

What is Touch-up Paint Upon request, and dependent on job size, applicators may supply a limited amount of touch-up paint with completed projects. Touch-up paint is supplied in small aerosol cans or bottles with a built in brush for easy application. It is intended to cover small blemishes or to touch-up exposed cut ends on […]

AIA/CES online program “Choosing Sustainable Finishes”

As a registered American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) provider, Linetec offers “Choosing Sustainable Finishes.”    1 LU/HSW/SD This sustainable design presentation includes the informed selection of materials, products and manufacturers to reduce environmental impacts and improve building performance. The program is available as either an in-person presentation or as a self-guided online […]

Linetec honored with Wisconsin Corporate Citizenship Award

Linetec has earned the 2012 Wisconsin Corporate Citizenship Award in the “Environment” category. It was one of only five in the state to win in a Corporate Citizenship Award and the only company honored in this category for “positive programs in place such as pollution reduction, recycling, and energy-saving measures.” Linetec was recognized for our […]

Guide Specification for High-Performance Architectural Coatings

A new guide specification for factory-applied metal finishes, “Section 05 0513 Shop Applied Coatings for Metal 3-part Guide Specification,” is available for download from Linetec’s online Architect Resources section of its website. Prepared according to the principles of Construction Specification Institute and Construction Specifications Canada (CSI/CSC), the guide specification reflects MasterFormat™ titles and numbers as […]

Fabricating After Finishing – Not Recommended

Bending and forming of high-performance PVDF coated aluminum – often referred to as post forming- is a common practice by many in the industry. However, the three largest architectural paint manufacturers, Akzo Nobel, PPG and Valspar do not recommend  this practice. They caution that great care should be taken if the aluminum is formed after painting. All […]

What are high-performance PVDF (Kynar) Paints

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The most commonly used paints in architectural applications in North America are called 70% PVDF or fluoropolymer paints. An example of a trade name of a PVDF resin is Kynar 500 manufactured by Arkema. High-performance paint provide a robust weathering, fade and chalk resistant, beautiful finish that should last for decades when cared for properly.

Washington University School of Law’s Anheuser-Busch Hall features Super Sky skylight, finished by Linetec

When Washington University in St. Louis renovated the School of Law’s Anheuser-Busch Hall and enlarged the student commons, it took a bold direction to cover Crowder Courtyard in a canopy of glass and metal. Playing a significant role, Super Sky Products manufactured and installed a custom dome skylight spanning 80 by 85 feet over what […]

Linetec’s Customer & Supplier Appreciation Golf Outing

On Friday, August 10, 2012, we held our 27th Annual Customer and Supplier Appreciation Golf Outing. Thank you to the 116 participants who partook in a beautiful day of golf and Olympic themed games at Pine Valley Golf Course. Congratulations to Marc and Jack from Lurie Panels and Bruce and Kim from Wausau Window and Wall Systems. […]