Press Release

APV will exhibit at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo 2017 in New Orleans from September 26-29. The company’s booth (#2422) will showcase its VYNGUARD® performance finishes product line, which includes specialty fabric and leather hide applications.

The line – originally launched for use with non-woven, vinyl substrates – includes seven base chemistries the company custom formulates for each customer. The line includes:

  • VYNGUARD® Anti-Graffiti
  • VYNGUARD® Polycarbonate
  • VYNGUARD® with Kynar® PVDF
  • VYNGUARD® Weld-Able PVDF
  • VYNGUARD® Polyurethane
  • VYNGUARD® HP Acrylic
  • VYNGUARD® Vinyl Acrylic

“The IFAI Expo provides the perfect format to meet face-to-face with new prospects to discuss how our VYNGUARD® coatings and finishes can be customized to improve the performance of their products,” said Erin Brown-Neff, Director of Marketing and Business Development, APV Engineered Coatings.

Available in solvent- or water-based formulations, VYNGUARD® is a line of coating chemistries or finishes that provides a clear or pigmented protective layer that can mitigate plasticizer from migrating through the surface. The formulations exceed industry standards for UV resistance, dirt shedding, moisture resistance, severe stain protection and fungal resistance, depending on the chemistry. Pigmented topcoats or print ink formulations are made with specialty grade inorganic pigments for superior color fastness. They have long coating lifecycles and provide high-definition print reception, superior dot gain properties and excellent adhesion.

VYNGUARD® provides superior specialty fabric finishes for the following industries:

  • Automotive Upholstery, Fabrics and Components
  • Marine
  • Awnings
  • Rolled Decking
  • Furniture Fabric
  • Roofing
  • Specialty Outdoor Products
  • Contract Seating
  • Wallcoverings

About the IFAI Expo

The IFAI Expo is a dynamic event experience combining textile industry experts, manufacturers, members and attendees to deliver innovative, industry-shaping solutions. The IFAI Expo draws on more than 100 years of trade show experience in providing the specialty fabrics industry with a forum for commerce, networking, and knowledge. The show services all aspects of the advanced textiles industry including: Specialty Fabrics, Advanced Textiles, Shade & Weather Protections, and Testing Programs.

About APV Engineered Coatings

Founded in 1878, APV Engineered Coatings custom formulates and manufactures industrial coatings and advanced chemical products in Akron, Ohio. APV is a partner for some of the world’s top producing manufacturers due to its expertise in chemical and coating composition, the commercialization of advance materials and large-scale production. The company’s innovative solutions have been integrated into a variety of industries for unique applications. Product offerings range from adhesives and release agents, to crayons and inspection marking tools, to water-based industrial inks and high-performance coatings. For more information, call 800-772-3452 or visit or Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook by searching APV Engineered Coatings or using the handle @APVcoatings.