Meeting Performance Needs and Sustainability Goals with FluoroTechnology
Jessica S. Bowman, Posted 08/03/2015
You may have heard of PFOA or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), but you may not know the benefits they provide to the architectural coatings industry, or more importantly, that all PFASs or FluoroTechnology products are not the same.
FluoroTechnology is the use of fluorine chemistry to create any fluorinated product, including fluoropolymer and fluorotelomer-based products. FluoroTechnology products have unique properties and attributes that make them substantially different from other chemistries. The stability of the carbonfluorine bond makes FluoroTechnology, such as fluoropolymers, a powerful tool for providing strength, resilience and durability to a variety of industrial and commercial coatings and paints, such as those used in skylights, signage, windows, wall systems, roofing panels, bridges and stadiums…