Clearing up myths about PVDF coatings

While all PVDF coatings contain the same resins, the remaining 30% of the binders and pigmentation vary by manufacturer.

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August 03, 2015 |
Jeff Alexander
Clearing up myths about PVDF coatings

Photo courtesy of Timothy Hursely.

There is a misconception in the industry that 70% PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) coatings are uniform in quality. While all PVDF coatings contain the same resins, the remaining 30% of the binders and pigmentation vary by manufacturer, thus performance and durability are not consistent among all 70% PVDF coatings on the market. To increase understanding of these coatings, Valspar recently released a white paper about PVDF coatings.

With these coatings, as with all coatings, it is important to use a company with a reputation for quality and customer service. For over five decades, Valspar scientists have been conducting rigorous field testing, creating coatings with dependable color consistency, and developing proprietary formulas with proven performance.

All the ingredients in these coatings been extensively tested both by Valspar coating experts and third-party sources. In fact, Valspar is the only coil coating manufacturer with its own test site for continuously monitoring coatings under harsh environments.

Valspar has 70% PVDF resin-based coatings for coil and extrusion applications that meet performance, sustainability, and budget challenges. Custom coating solutions are also available, to bring an architectural vision into reality. 

Jeff Alexander | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings

Jeff Alexander, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings VP of Sales for the Coil and Extrusion division has been with Sherwin-Williams (formerly Valspar) since 1997. He has an entrepreneur spirit and has thrived in building relationships with our customers. Jeff has fully immersed himself in all levels of the coating industry and enjoyed his term as National President at NCCA (National Coil Coating Association).  He is focused on continuing to educate customers on the paint industry.

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