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Differentiated Performance & Long-Life Architectural Coatings

This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.
Cost: FREE

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Arkema Inc.

Arkema is a worldwide specialty materials company employing over 21,000 people in 55 countries with sales of €11.5 billion in 2022. Building on its unique expertise in materials science, Arkema designs materials to address the ever-growing demand for innovative and sustainable materials, driven by the challenges of new energies, new technologies, the depletion of resources, mobility, and increasing urbanization.

In this webinar, attendees will learn how the coatings industry has come to rely on weatherable coatings to provide long-term weather protection to buildings. With an increased focus on long-lasting performance, durability and sustainability, water-based Kynar Aquatec fluoropolymer-based coatings can help painting contractors exceed their clients' goals and provide the long-lasting beauty that many building owners are looking for today. Knowledge of this technology will help painting contractors solve problems for their customers.

Learning Objectives:

• Describe the ways Kynar Aquatec PVDF water-based coatings can provide consistent pristine appearance while achieving durability goals over multiple substrates, as demonstrated in applicable Case Studies;
• Compare PVDF coatings to other coatings in order to facilitate decision making and select appropriate coatings for a given application and describe a new standard of performance for field-applied coatings;
• Explain why PVDF coatings technology provides long-term performance versus other coatings technologies; and
• Explain some ways in which PVDF coatings can help to achieve the sustainability goals of building owners and architects.


Ron Partridge, Sr. Account Manager
Kynar Coatings NA

Ron Partridge is a Sr. Account Manager in the High Performance Polymers Business unit at Arkema. Ron is responsible for the sales of Kynar PVDF polymer into the NA coatings market. He has over 30 years of experience in the polymer industry in sales, business development, technical service and R&D. He has worked for Arkema for the last 20 years. He received his BS degree in Chemistry and Materials Science from The State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1984.