PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


PVDF Coatings Enliven Hospital’s Exterior

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Comment | More

Maple Grove Hospital

High-performance fluoropolymer coatings were employed to produce a distinctive, copper-colored exterior with custom, “Maple Green” accents at Maple Grove Hospital, a new health-care facility in Maple Grove, MN. The project, designed by BWBR Architects Inc., St. Paul, MN, is a joint venture of North Memorial Health Care and Fairview Health Services.

The hospital’s metal canopies, column covers, and panels were painted by coating and anodize finishing company Linetec, Wausau, WI. The majority of the aluminum components were finished in a dark copper color using a Fluropon Classic II mica coating from The Valspar Corp. Metal column covers, canopies, and panels were produced by Quality Metalcrafts LLC, Rogers, MN.

“Two-coat mica paint coatings offer a unique vibrancy and visual appeal,” said Tammy Schroeder, Linetec marketing specialist. The coatings consist of a color primer coat and a durable pearlescent color coat that utilizes inert, non-conductive mica pigmentation, which differs from aluminum metal flake used in metallic coatings. Coatings with mica are considered less sensitive to flake-orientation dynamics, which avoids the risk of color variation, Schroeder said.

The fluoropolymer coatings are based on 70% Kynar 500® polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resins, and are formulated to meet the AAMA 2605 specification of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). The specification applies to high-performance coatings for aluminum, panels, windows, and doors, and sets rigorous performance requirements for color and gloss retention, fade resistance, chalk resistance, and erosion.

Maple Grove Hospital

The metal canopies, column covers, and panels were manufactured by Quality Metalcrafts, and were installed by Armetex Inc., both Minnesota-based companies. BWBR Architects designed the new, $70 million facility in accordance with the Green Guide for Health Care and the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® Rating System.
             
Jim Davy, principal with BWBR Architects, said the dominant copper color was specified to accentuate the facility’s setting in a grove of trees. The copper hue interacts with the change in the color of the leaves in the trees, he said. “The metallic color also offers a brightness and life when the sun hits it,” Davy said. The exterior color also is said to complement the neighboring ambulatory-care center and medical office building, and the color motif also permeates the hospital’s interior.
 
Construction of the hospital began in the summer of 2007. The general contractor was D.J. Kranz Company of Plymouth, MN.

   

Tagged categories: Fluoropolymer; Health Care/Hospitals; High-performance coatings; Linetec; Metallic coatings; PVDF; Valspar

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
Portable Power from Absolute Equipment

•Compressors
•Lighting Systems
•Generators
•Light Compaction
Sales • Rental • Service
Call 1-866-931-6655
Over a century of
providing excellence.


Abrasives Inc.
One Call Orders it All!

Life is good when it’s simple. We distribute Clemco blast equipment, nozzles & parts alongside our proven blast media. Make your call: Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

some of the most important bridges in the country; learn about our NEPCOAT-approved system and our entire range of MCU & Polyurea coatings. 1-800-627-2968 www.wassercoatings.com


Bullard

The Next Generation
of Blasting

• Lightest
• Coolest
• Most Comfortable
• Most Dependable


NLB Corporation
See NLB Crawler hit the heights

Surface prep 100 ft. and more above the ground is easy with the SRT-10-W-1 Crawler. Rotating water jets work fast, with vacuum recovery and wireless controls.


Atlantic Design, Inc.
OUR INDUSTRY IS CHANGING!

We should know. We’re the ones leading the way. Cleverly simple. Clearly ADI. 866.Call.ADI


US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com