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ARCHITECTURAL PAINT TYPES

Linetec is a fully approved and licensed applicator of PPG, Sherwin Williams (Valspar) and Akzo Nobel, the leading manufacturers of high-performance architectural fluoropolymer coatings, often referred to as Kynar 500® PVDF resin-based coating.

PVDF PAINT OVERVIEW

Linetec offers a variety of architectural paints including 70% PVDF resin-based coatings (often referred to as Kynar or Kynar 500), which meets the AAMA 2605 specification, 50% Kynar PVDF resin-based coatings, which meet the AAMA 2604 specification and baked enamels which meet AAMA 2603.

70% PVDF (Kynar 500® or Hylar 5000® )

70% PVDF resin-based coatings offer the ultimate protection in building performance. These finishes exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals. These sustainable coatings will ensure a long-lasting, durable finish. No other coating system can withstand the rigors of nature and time like those based on the 70% PVDF resin based coatings. Kynar 500® is a registered trademark belonging to Arkema Inc. Hylar 5000 is a registered trademark of Solvay.

70% PVDF resin-based coatings include standard color two-coat systems, consisting of a primer and color coat. Two-coat mica systems, also consisting of a primer and color coat. Three-coat and four-coat systems for metallic and exotic colors. These systems include a clear top coat and sometimes a barrier coat.

The clear top coat is an essential component of three and four coat systems. It provides added protection against ultraviolet, humidity and chemical attack. A clear top coat is required for bright/exotic colors and all colors containing metallic flake.

50% PVDF (Kynar® or Hylar® )

50% PVDF resin-based coatings offer an intermediate coating. This finish provides good color and gloss retention. It also offers good hardness and abrasion resistance, making it a good choice for storefront, doors, or other high-traffic areas.

50% PVDF resin-based coatings include standard color two-coat systems and two-coat mica systems, both consisting of a primer and color coat.

BAKED ENAMEL

Baked enamel coatings are harder than PVDF coatings and are often used for interior application where color retention, chalk, fade and weatherability is not required.

Baked enamels are generally a one-coat system as no primer is required. In this process the color coat is applied directly to the pretreated aluminum.

paint finish types

Linetec standard paint offering listed by suppler and finish type

VENDOR

70% PDVF RESIN-BASED COATINGS

SYSTEM

Akzo Nobel

Trinar Ultra (Earth Tones)2-Coat
Trinar TEC (Bright-Exotic)3-Coat
Trinar TMC (Metallic)3-Coat
Tri-Escent II (Mica)2-Coat

PPG

Duranar (Earth Tones)2-Coat
Duranar XL (Metallic & Bright)3-Coat
Duranar Sunstorm (Mica)2-Coat

SHERWIN WILLIAMS (VALSPAR)

Fluropon (Earth Tones)2-Coat
Fluropon Classic (Metallic)3-Coat
Fluropon Classic II (Mica)2-Coat
Fluropon Premiere (Bright-Exotic)3-Coat
Fluropon Effects (Special Effects)2 & 3 Coat

VENDOR

50% PDVF RESIN-BASED COATINGS

SYSTEM

AKZO NOBEL

Alum*A*Star (Earth Tones)2-Coat
Alum*A*Escent (Mica)2-Coat

PPG

Acroflur (Earth Tones & Mica)2-Coat

SHERWIN WILLIAMS

Acroflur (Earth Tones)2-Coat
Acrodize (Mica)2-Coat

VENDOR

BAKED ENAMEL COATINGS

SYSTEM

AKZO NOBEL

Acra-Bond Ultra1-Coat

PPG

Duracron1-Coat

VALSPAR

Flurocryl1-Coat

Micas & Metallics

Metallic paint coatings can add a unique vibrancy and visual appeal to your project. Their lively appearance is caused by the way visible light is reflected off of the mica or metallic flakes.

Be aware that the same qualities creating depth and brilliance can also cause variations in appearance within a project or even within a single part. Specifically, metallic’s can have variations in the level of brightness, i.e. dark and light areas.

The reflective property of the metallic flakes means that the same metallic painted surface will look different depending on the viewing angle, the angle of the light source (e.g. the sun), and the intensity and type of the light source.

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BRIGHT & EXOTIC COATINGS

In the architectural coatings industry it takes certain pigments to get bright and exotic colors such as reds, oranges and yellows as well as bright blues, greens, etc. The most commonly known pigments that were used to achieve these colors are the minerals lead and cadmium. Minerals such as lead and cadmium are knows as heavy metals, and over recent years, environmentally conscious manufacturers and applicators have refrained from using these pigments in their coating systems.

Paint manufacturers are finding that the performance of some of the pigments now used in color creation of these very bright and exotic colors are not as UV stable and cannot offer the same performance against chalk and fade as earth tone, mica and metallic coatings. These bright and exotic colors may not receive the same warranty coverage.

UNLIMITED COLOR CHOICES : NO LIMITATIONS

AAMA MEMBER

American Architectural Manufacturers Association, a material-neutral organization, is the source of performance standards for the fenestration professionals of window, door, skylight, curtain wall and storefront manufacturing companies.
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SPECIALTY FINISHES

As your Single Source Solution we offer custom options and specialty finishes such as Brushed Stainless Anodize, Wood Grain Finishes, Copper Anodize, and textured Terra Cotta Coatings.
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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT

Linetec has earned a long-standing reputation as a leader in environmentally-conscious practices and finishing options. For more than a decade, environmental responsibility has been written into our core values.
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RESOURCE CENTER

Our technical experts at Linetec provide valuable industry education of high-performance architectural finishes to architects, engineers, specifiers and manufacturers.
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