Natural elements, such as sunlight, water, wind, and air, drastically break down coatings over time. The heart of the Kynar Aquatec® emulsion technology is the carbon-fluorine (C-F) bond. The C-F bond is one of the strongest bonds known and it is the basis for the extreme weatherability of a Kynar Aquatec® emulsion based coatings. Kynar Aquatec® coatings provide the protection of the traditional Kynar 500® resin-based coatings, in a water-based, low VOC field- or factory-applied coating. After 10 years exposure in the hot, Florida sun, coatings based on Kynar Aquatec® emulsion are similar in performance to the traditional Kynar 500® based coatings.
Kynar Aquatec® based coatings are excellent at preventing water from penetrating the surface. Even after 200 hours of immersion a coating based on this technology shows minimal water pick-up at 2% by weight versus an acrylic coating that can pick-up more than 13%. The result of low water pick-up is excellent adhesion of the coating to the surface and reduced maintenance cost related to delamination and water damage.
Dirt Shedding and Mildew Resistance
Kynar Aquatec® coatings resist dirt and grime accumulation. They also resist biological growth, even in conditions that are the most prone to harbor mold, mildew and unwanted biological growths.