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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 Thursday, June 22, 2023.
Cost: FREE

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AGC Chemicals Americas, Lumiflon

LUMIFLON FEVE Resins were developed by Asahi Glass in 1982 as the world’s first solvent-soluble fluoropolymers. In the past 25 years, fluoropolymer coatings based on LUMIFLON FEVE Resins have been produced by paint manufacturers around the world, and applied to over 150,000 structures. The use of LUMIFLON FEVE Resins offers substantial life cycle cost savings compared to conventional coating.

In this 30 minute course, attendees 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 compare the life-cycle cost advantages of FEVE coating systems to the costs of other coatings, even though FEVE systems have higher initial costs.

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 Fluoropolymer Resins for North America

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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