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Daily Quiz (19)

True or false: The addition of mica flakes to fluoropolymer coatings can create a pearlescent sheen that mutes the color slightly and provides a softer visual aesthetic than metallic-flake fluoropolymer coatings.

True or false: Fluoropolymer coatings based on FEVE resins tend to achieve lower gloss levels than gloss levels achieved by fluoropolymers with PVDF resins, according to a recent D+D In Depth article.

True or false: Most fluoropolymer coatings applied to aluminum extrusions have a film thickness of about 1.2 mils, according to a recent D+D In Depth article.

What organization recently published a technology update on fluoropolymer coatings?

True or false: SSPC has a technical committee on fluoropolymer coatings.

True or false: SSPC’s recently issued technology update on fluoropolymer finish coats deals with architectural as well as industrial applications.

True or false: High-performance polyurethanes, polyaspartics, polysiloxanes, and fluoropolymers are best bets to retain gloss and color for long periods in atmospheric exposure.

True or False: Common factory-applied finishes over hot-dipped galvanized steel include polyester, acrylic, fluoropolymer, plastisol, and polyurethane.

True or false: Two-component, PVDF fluoropolymer coatings are available only in solventborne formulations.

True or False: Field-applied fluoropolymers cannot meet VOC levels of 100 grams per liter.

Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVdF) versions of fluoropolymer emulsions are marketed for what applications, as reported in a recent JPCL article?

True or false: Fluoropolymer coatings are among the best-performing permanent anti-graffiti treatments.

Fluoropolymer coatings have what advantage when used as coatings on water tank exteriors?

What is the most appealing property of fluoropolymer coatings for bridge and tank applications?

True or false: Fluoropolymer coatings are routinely used as topcoats on bridges in Japan.

True or false: Weatherable fluoropolymer coatings for bridges and tanks are available only in solvent-borne formulations.

Baked enamel coating systems based on acrylics or polyesters are most likely to fall short of fluoropolymer systems in what performance property?

True or false: Some field-applied fluoropolymer coatings can meet VOC requirements of 100 grams per liter.

True or false: Low-VOC, air-dry fluoropolymers are now available for field application on curtain-wall metals.


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