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Arkema Introduces New Binder Systems for Cool Roof Coatings at The American Coatings Show

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) May 08, 2012

At the American Coatings Show, May 8-10, Arkema introduced new binder systems for use in cool roof coating applications. These systems are based on Kynar Aquatec® PVDF binders, developed with Kynar® Fluoropolymers of Arkema, Inc., and ENCOR® flex polymers, developed by Arkema Coating Resins of Arkema, Inc.

“Cool roof coatings are technically challenging but represent a fast growing market,” said Eric Kaiser, marketing director for Arkema Coating Resins. “These new systems from Arkema offer formulators the performance and value they need to develop competitive solutions for their customers.”

Currently, three systems are available, allowing greater formulation flexibility across different applications:

  • AC III Binder System – This system uses a Kynar Aquatec® FMA-12 PVDF based topcoat and ENCOR® Flex 187 all acrylic basecoat to provide Arkema’s highest possible level of performance and durability. It is designed primarily for the most demanding cool roof coating applications.
  • AC II Binder System – Utilizing a proprietary ENCOR® Flex 187 all-acrylic polymer. This base and topcoat system delivers excellent performance and meets ASTM D-6083, “Standard Specification for Liquid Applied Acrylic Coating Used in Roofing.”
  • AC I Binder System – This ENCOR® Flex 3186 styrene acrylic system provides a good mix of performance and value for less demanding applications.

“With Kynar Aquatec® PVDF binders and ENCOR® flex latexes customers have a full range of choices for cool roof applications. Our Kynar Aquatec® system offers excellent durability and whiteness retention for energy savings over many years of service,” said Kevin Hanrahan, global business manager, Fluoropolymer – Architectural Coatings of Arkema, Inc.

More information can be found by visiting the Arkema ACS booth, number 500, or at and

About Arkema
A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, approximately 13,200 employees and 9 research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of $8.2 billion* and holds leadership positions in all of its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands. The world is our inspiration.

*Turnover and headcount of continuing operations, excluding Vinyl Products activities subject to divestment project.

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