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Advantages of FEVE Fluoropolymer Topcoats for New and Existing Bridges

This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
Cost: FREE

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AGC Chemicals Americas, Lumiflon

LUMIFLON is one of many quality products made by AGC – Asahi Glass Company – established in Japan in 1907. In just over a century, AGC has gone from a small glass company to a diversified, multibillion-dollar enterprise. AGC first developed its solvent-soluble fluoropolymer in 1982 — and it didn’t take long for manufacturers to discover that this resin was different. LUMIFLON resins allow coatings to be cured at room temperature. For the first time, the durability, weatherability and long-term cost-effectiveness of fluoropolymer coatings are now available for field application.

In this one-hour course, Winn Darden of LUMIFLON Resins will discuss the ability of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats to resist UV degradation, corrosion and the ill effects of chemical exposure for both new bridges and maintenance re-coating of existing bridges. Attendees will review the real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE fluoropolymer coatings in Japan, where they are used extensively on bridge infrastructure.

This webinar will also outline the life-cycle cost advantages of FEVE coating systems compared with other systems.

Learning Objectives:

• Compare FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats with conventional coating formulations;
• Review the outstanding weathering and corrosion resistance that FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats offer based on accelerated and real-time testing;
• Discuss shop and field applications for new construction and maintenance of existing FEVE bridge topcoats; and
• Substantiate life-cycle cost advantages and environmental benefits of FEVE coatings for bridges.


Winn Darden, Business Manager, LUMIFLON Resins
AGC Chemicals Americas, Lumiflon

Winn Darden is Business Manager for LUMIFLON Fluoropolymer Resins for North America. He has been involved in sales and marketing for coatings and coating raw materials for more than 30 years. Mr. Darden has given presentations at numerous conferences and for organizations including the Society for Protective Coatings, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, National Steel Bridge Alliance, Polymers in Oil & Gas Symposium, the ABRAFATI Coatings Show in Brazil, the Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting, and the PCI Powder Coating Conference.

He has published articles in the Journal of Protective Coatings, Journal of Architectural Coatings, and Bridges Magazine. He has helped to develop programs registered with the AIA for continuing professional education. Mr. Darden has a BS in Chemistry and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He holds 12 U. S. Patents.

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