Wednesday, November 20, 2019; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
This webinar will cover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for both new bridges and maintenance re-coating of existing bridges. The presenter will review the decades-long history of real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE fluoropolymer coatings in Japan due to their extensive use on bridge infrastructure. The webinar will also assess the life-cycle cost advantage of FEVE topcoats despite its higher initial cost compared to other topcoat formulations.
• Define FEVE and discuss FEVE coating makeup, history and unique weatherability properties;
• Discuss real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE coatings that demonstrate its proven performance in terms of corrosion resistance, color/gloss retention and long life cycle;
• Discuss guidelines for proper specification, ease of application and the low maintenance needs of FEVE bridge coatings; and
• Quantify cost and sustainability benefits of FEVE coatings for bridges in regard to a long life cycle.