Projects illustrate architectural potential of Valspar's Fluropon exterior coatings for metal

With its high durability and large color palette, Valspar’s Fluropon exterior coatings have become an industry standard for both metal coil coating and aluminum extrusion applications. 

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February 23, 2015 |
Jeff Alexander

930 Poydras Residential Tower, New Orleans, LA. Photo: Valspar

With its high durability and large color palette, Valspar’s Fluropon exterior coatings have become an industry standard for both metal coil coating and aluminum extrusion applications. These field-proven, high-performance, 70-percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings are offered in two- to four-coat systems in nearly any formulation, including low gloss, low sheen, solar reflective and Energy Star. A wide variety of colors is available, from neutral to bright colors, micas, metallic, pearlescent and Kameleon color-shifting coatings.

Fluropon coatings are ideally suited for long-life external use on monumental high-rise structures and pre-engineered buildings’ exterior architectural products made from aluminum, galvanized steel and Galvalume coils and aluminum extrusions. End-uses include metal roofing and wall panel systems; framing for curtainwall, windows, skylights and entrance systems; louvers and grills, soffits, fascia, mullions, column covers and more.

“This superior coating is battle-tested, real-world-proven and architecturally worthy of the limelight,” said Jeff Alexander, Valspar’s vice president of sales for global coil and extrusion. “In all of its applications, Fluropon is recognized for its exceptional long-lasting durability, outstanding color consistency, excellent overall adhesion, and superior flexibility and formability.”

As examples of projects featuring Fluropon, Alexander mentions:

• 930 Poydras residential tower—New Orleans
• Sunnyvale Town Center Target Store—California
• Central Arizona College’s Maricopa Campus—Arizona
• Dallas Cowboys’ Stadium—Texas
• Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral—Florida
• Waubonsee Community College—Plano, Ill.
• Guthrie Theater—Minneapolis
• Paul David Athletic Training Center at Massillon High School—Massillon, Ohio
• Aria Resort and Hotel—Las Vegas
• Skyventure entertainment facility—Nashua, N.H.

These and other project examples can be viewed at Valspar’s website.

Fluropon, containing a 70-percent PVDF proprietary resin system, meets or exceeds the American Society for Testing and Materials’ stringent standards, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s AAMA 2605 high-performance exterior specification. Fluropon demonstrates reliable performance, including resistance to harmful ultraviolet rays, chemical degradation, abrasions and humidity.

The Valspar Corporation supports its high-performance Fluropon system with industry-leading technical expertise, color-matching and sustainability resources, responsive customer service and high-priority lead times. For detailed descriptions of Valspar’s Fluropon products, click here.

Jeff Alexander | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings

Jeff Alexander, Valspar’s VP of Sales for the Coil and Extrusion division has been with 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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