by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC
The coatings technology gets points for its 'green' profile and resistance properties, but market realities present a challenge; manufacturers point to advances in the architectural arena...
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I'm puzzled by the "harsh conditions" comment with regard to Qualicoat 1.5 - these products apparently can't stand up to a mere 3 years of natural outdoor weathering without fading and thereby meet Qualicoat 2. Any architectural coatings for a non-temporary structure ought to be much more durable.