It can be difficult to find coating solutions for metal applications such as aluminum and steel. These surfaces can be tricky to coat and are often subject to surface damage when they aren’t treated with the proper coating. One of the more common coating solutions for these applications is Kynar, and we want to give you some insight into this coating. In today’s blog post, Coating Systems will take a look at the benefits of Kynar.
What Is Kynar?
Kynar is a fluoropolymer resin coating. Fluoropolymer is also known as polyvinylidene fluoride, or PVDF for short. This coating is used as a base for coatings used on metal materials like aluminum and steel. It comes in a variety of different colors and has been produced regularly since 1965, making it one of the longest tenured coatings on the market today. There are several characteristics that make PVDF superior for metal applications.
How Is Kynar Beneficial?
There are many benefits to Kynar, from aesthetic benefits to functional benefits. Here are some of the biggest benefits that PVDF coatings offer:
Many aluminum and steel applications are outdoor applications. Aluminum is the most common outdoor application because aluminum siding is so popular. One of the many benefits of PVDF is its weather resistance. Kynar can withstand blistering heat and extreme cold, while also standing tough against rain and snow.
Mildew and Fungus Resistance
Aluminum siding is often used in home builds and renovations, which makes it important that mildew and fungus are not allowed to grow. Kynar is very resistant to mildew and fungus, as well as repelling dirt. This makes it the perfect coating for homes and buildings.
The ultimate goal of Kynar is to allow metal applications to be coated without losing the metallic look. This coating allows users to finish their aluminum or steel while also keeping the surface shiny and vibrant.
Contact Coating Systems for More Information
If you are looking for a coating solution for your aluminum or steel applications, Coating Systems can help. For more information about Kynar, give us a call today at 1-800-593-7754 or contact us online.