High-Performance Exterior Coatings Protect Biotech Office Center From 20+ Years of Future Weathering Damage

Sleepy Hollow, New York (12/22/2020) – Home to several high-profile tenants since its construction in the early 1970s, the 1 Rockwood office building now occupied by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., recently underwent a complete restoration of its façade using NeverFade® Exterior Restoration Coatings with Kynar Aquatec® from APV Engineered Coatings. The restoration project will help the building resist exterior fading and degradation for at least 20 years.

Preparing the Surface

Stuart Dean Company, a national Certified Applicator of NeverFade® Coating Systems, conducted the five-month restoration of 40,000 square feet of exterior aluminum panels. According to Chris Incorvaia, National Manager of Façade Restoration, Stuart Dean Company, the 20-technician crew started by preparing the surface for coating application.

“The aluminum panels had been previously field-painted with an acrylic polyurethane,” he said. “That previous coating had degraded significantly due to UV exposure and weathering.”

NeverFade® Coatings were an ideal choice for the project, he said, because they can be used on previously painted surfaces. The coatings contain Kynar Aquatec®, a water-based PVDF resin that does not need to be baked, making it ideal for air-dry, field-applied coatings.

“NeverFade® is a premium, weather-resistant coating that can be easily applied to a variety of substrates,” Incorvaia added, noting that the coating system meets the same requirements of factory coatings using American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Publication No. AAMA 2605-13.

Proper surface conditions are crucial to achieving good coating adhesion and long life, so the Stuart Dean team was careful to fully prepare the surface. They started by removing sealants from all joints: metal to metal, metal to glass, and along window perimeters. These sealants were replaced 72 hours after the final topcoat. Next, they washed all surfaces to remove environmental contaminants such as chlorides and nitrates. Finally, they prepared the surface for the new coating by scuffing and sanding it to achieve a 1.0-1.5-mil anchor profile in accordance with NACE surface preparation guidelines.

Smooth Application

Before applying the coating system, the Stuart Dean crew masked windows and adjacent surfaces to protect them. Then, they began the coating application, starting with one coat and 1.00-1.25 mils DFT of APV’s W-1650 Bonding Primer, which was roll-applied.

W-1650 Bonding Primer is a unique chemistry designed to adhere directly to metal and to tough coated surfaces, such as Kynar 500®, siliconized polyester, and powder coatings.

“The advanced, water-based and low-VOC chemistry provides early water resistance, protects against corrosion and applies with a smooth, uniform finish, delivering optimum aesthetics to the coating system,” said Erin Neff, Director of Marketing and Business Development, APV Engineered Coatings.

The primer was followed by 2 coats and 2.00 mils DFT of the NeverFade® Metal Restoration Topcoat, also applied by roller. NeverFade® provides a superior factory-like finish in a field-applied coating. Its advanced formulation is engineered for extreme UV protection, as well as resistance to algae, fungal growth, abrasion, dirt pickup and stains. APV offered a 15-year, transferrable product-and-labor warranty to the building owner. The warranty covers color fading and chalking, guaranteeing that NeverFade® will dramatically outperform other field-applied, high-performance coatings, even in extreme environments.

As it does with all NeverFade® projects, APV custom matched the topcoat in a color selected by the building owner – in this case colonial white.

“A high-performance coating is critical for white exterior surfaces, especially in damp environments like this building,” Neff explained. “When traditional latexes and urethanes break down under harsh UV rays, the paint film degrades, turning chalky, and eventually erodes away. That chalkiness is not always noticeable up against the white surface, but paint is losing its protective qualities. A chalked surface also becomes a food source for mold and mildew growth and makes conditions ripe for dirt collection.”

Throughout the entire coating process, the Stuart Dean crew paid special attention to ambient environmental conditions.

“The building is located on wetlands and is subjected to a high concentration of moisture and precipitation,” Incorvaia said. “To maintain quality control and ensure the long-term performance of the coating system, we diligently measured air temperature, surface temperature, relative humidity and dew point. Coatings were only applied when those conditions fell within APV’s approved parameters.”

The coating crew also operated under strict safety protocols, which were detailed after conducting a job hazard analysis and developing a site-specific safety plan. Crew members were certified in the use of the stationary scaffold and boom lifts from which they accessed the panels. They wore full body harnesses with lanyards fastened to anchor points.

“We had a supervisor onsite during the entire project to ensure all processes and procedures were being followed,” Incorvaia said. “We also inspected all access equipment and personal fall protection gear before each use. Plus, we installed barriers around the work area for pedestrian flow control and safety.”

“Along with quality, Stuart Dean’s attention to safety is one of the reasons we have designated them as a NeverFade® National Certified Applicator,” Neff said. “Only approved or certified status applicators can purchase and install NeverFade® to comply with our warranty program.”

Extended Building Life with Minimal Disruption

The exterior restoration was completed within five months, and the building remained fully occupied during the entire project. Tenant disruption and risk were kept to a minimum, thanks to Stuart Dean’s strict safety protocols and the low-odor, low-VOC NeverFade® coating system.

The protective coating system extended the service life of the aluminum panel system by 20+ years and prevented the panels from having to be replaced, a time-consuming process whose cost was estimated at four to five times the cost of the restoration conducted.

“The 1 Rockwood project is another example of building owners and project specifiers trusting the value, quality and cost-efficient investment of NeverFade® Coatings to sustainably extend the life of their valuable real estate with minimal disruption,” Neff concluded.

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 to some of the world’s top-producing manufacturers due to its expertise in chemical and coating composition, the commercialization of advanced materials and large-scale production. The company’s innovative solutions have been integrated into a variety of industries for unique applications, such as aerospace, innovative textiles, and high-end building products. A licensee of Arkema Inc. in the use of Kynar® emulsion technology, APV has been developing and commercializing high-performance Kynar® resin-based coatings for field and factory applications for more than a decade. For more information, call 800-772-3452 or visit apvcoatings.com or neverfadecoatings.com. Join the conversation by using #NeverFadeCoatings, #KynarAquatec and follow us @APVCoatings.

NeverFade® is a registered trademark belonging to APV Engineered Coatings Inc. sold under a trademark license from Arkema Inc., owner of the Kynar®, Kynar Aquatec®, and Kynar 500® registered trademarks.

APV Engineered Coatings Promotes Low-VOC Exterior Restoration Solutions At Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit

 

NeverFade® Exterior Coatings with Kynar Aquatec® Resin Save Time and Money by
Lengthening the Lifecycle of Building Facades
Backed by 15-Year Product-and-Labor Warranty

 

AKRON, Ohio (11/8/2017) — APV Engineered Coatings will exhibit for the first time this year at the Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit and Exposition, November 28-29, at the Pasadena Convention Center (Booth 226). The company’s exhibit will help school administrators, maintenance directors and facility managers learn how to save money and sustainably extend the life of their building exteriors with its award-winning NeverFade® Exterior Coatings with Kynar Aquatec® resin.

NeverFade® Exterior Coatings are a line of water-based, low-VOC coatings that uniquely restore and protect building exteriors with its long-term performance. The products are formulated with Kynar Aquatec®, a tough and industry-proven PVDF resin that resists thermal, chemical and ultraviolet degradation. Incorporated into the NeverFade® coating technology and coupled with high performance additives and specialty grade inorganic pigments, Kynar Aquatec® is highly resistant to color fading, dirt pickup, staining, algae, mold, fungal growth and erosion. Applied with the compatible primer systems offered by APV, the NeverFade® coating system can protect against rust, corrosion, and efflorescence, as well as promote long-term adhesion to the building surface. The topcoats are custom-color matched to each customer’s specification in bold and rich colors and come with a 15-year product-and-labor warranty for color performance.

“This warranty is unique to the architectural coatings industry,” said Mike Couchie, Vice President of Sales, APV Engineered Coatings. “It offers more than other warranties because we wanted to show just how much we stand behind the coating. Although we warrant the color performance for 15 years, the Kynar® technology has been performing for over 30 years in harsh UV-prone environments without requiring re-coating.”

The warranty is one reason that Solano Community College in California chose the product to recoat its relatively new but severely chalked and faded Vallejo and Vacaville Center campuses. NeverFade® helped the college save more than $48,000. If the college had selected a premium latex exterior paint, they likely would have had to recoat every five years, at a cost of $16,000-$18,000 per job.

The product and its cost-savings potential were also recognized this year by prestigious national publisher, BUILDINGS Magazine, as a recipient of its 2017 Money-Saving Products award.

New Formula for Architectural Metal Applications

Earlier this year, APV launched a new NeverFade® topcoat to completely restore metal facades so that they look and perform just as though they have a new factory finish. The new topcoat is called NeverFade® Metal Restoration Topcoat and it supplements the industry-proven NeverFade® Original Topcoat which is for concrete, stucco, masonry, fiber cement, composite materials and vinyl building exteriors. Like the original, it is water-based and meets SCAQMD Rule 1113 VOC limits in Southern California for industrial maintenance coatings, with less than 100 grams/liter of VOCs. NeverFade® Metal Restoration Topcoat can be used with APV’s complementary W-1650 Bonding Primer for previously coated surfaces, such as Kynar 500® or silicon polyester finishes, as well as APV’s W-1500 Universal Primer for a variety of substrates. The primers contain less than 50 grams/liter of VOCs, meeting SCAQMC Rule 1113 VOC limits for Southern California. The water-based topcoat also can be used with APV’s two-component corrosion resistant epoxy primer for extreme, corrosive weather environments. This product contains VOC exempt solvents to comply with SCAQMC Rule 1113 VOC limits.

About the Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit and Exposition

The eleventh annual Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit and Exposition comes to the Pasadena Convention Center November 28-29. General session speakers will include Environmental Charter Schools founder Alison Suffet Diaz, School Energy Coalition executive director Anna Fererra and Ten Strands founder Will Parish. Through an Expo with over 100 companies and dozens of educational sessions, the Summit showcases the best practices and technologies behind successful green school programs. Keynotes and exhibit hall are free. For more information and to register, go to www.green-technology.org or call 626-577-5700.

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 to some of the world’s top-producing manufacturers due to its expertise in chemical and coating composition, the commercialization of advanced materials and large-scale production. The company’s innovative solutions have been integrated into a variety of industries for unique applications, such as aerospace, innovative textiles, and high-end building products. A licensee of Arkema Inc. in the use of Kynar® emulsion technology, APV has been developing and commercializing high-performance Kynar® resin-based coatings for field and factory applications for more than a decade. For more information, call 800-772-3452 or visit www.apvcoatings.com or www.neverfadecoatings.com.

Kynar®, Kynar 500®, Kynar ADS®, and Kynar Aquatec® are registered trademarks of Arkema Inc.
NeverFade® is a registered trademark of APV Engineered Coatings Inc.

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NeverFade® with Kynar® Coating System Awarded as “Money Saving Product” By National Facility Management Publisher

 

BUILDINGS Magazine Selects APV Engineered Coatings Product for Elite Group

AKRON, Ohio (June 13, 2017) — BUILDINGS Magazine, the leading national publication serving the professional facility management industry, has selected NeverFade® Exterior Coating from APV Engineered Coatings as recipient of its 2017 Money-Saving Products award. The magazine’s editorial staff chose NeverFade® Exterior Coating with Kynar Aquatec® resin for its cost-savings potential and relevance to commercial building management.

The product is a member of an elite group of 41 products showcased in the June 2017 issue of BUILDINGS and online at www.BUILDINGS.com. Finalists were evaluated by the BUILDINGS editorial staff for the money-saving qualities they offer to building owners and facility managers in areas such as energy efficiency, water savings, and maintenance.

“Everyone at APV is honored and thrilled that this prestigious national publisher has recognized NeverFade®,” said Erin Brown, Director of Marketing and Business Development, APV Engineered Coatings.

NeverFade® Exterior Coatings are a line of water-based, low-VOC exterior coating for metal, concrete, stucco, masonry and vinyl siding applications. The coatings contain Kynar Aquatec®, a PVDF resin known as a tough, engineering thermoplastic that maintains high stability when exposed to harsh thermal, chemical and ultraviolet environments. They resist fading, dirt, staining, algae, mold, fungal growth and corrosion. APV Engineered Coatings manufactures each batch of NeverFade® to order and custom color matches the product to the customer’s specifications.

“We are so confident in the performance of NeverFade® that we offer a 15-year warranty on fade performance,” says Brown. “This warranty is unique because it doesn’t just cover the cost of the product. It also covers labor costs.”

As an example of the money-savings potential of the NeverFade® Exterior Coating System, Brown points to Solano Community College in Vallejo, Calif. The college was able to save more than $48,000 in paint and labor costs by choosing the product to repaint its relatively new, but severely faded building. If the college had selected a premium latex exterior paint, they likely would have had to repaint every five years, at a cost of $16,000-$18,000 per paint job.

“Fifteen years is quite a long time for paint to sustain its color in the type of high UV-exposed environment we have,” said the college’s facility manager. “That longevity saves us a tremendous amount in maintenance costs and labor. And that doesn’t even take into account the ‘soft costs’ associated with the building’s appearance.”

In April, APV Engineered Coatings extended the NeverFade® product line with NeverFade® Façade Restoration for architectural metal applications. The new line consists of primer and Kynar®-based topcoat systems for use with carbon steel, stainless steel, bare aluminum and anodized aluminum in water and solvent-based formulations.

About BUILDINGS

BUILDINGS Media serves more than 74,000 commercial building owners and facility managers in North America. Its magazine, newsletters and website provide information that helps subscribers and users make smarter decisions about managing, operating and renovating their facilities.

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 advanced materials and large-scale production. The company’s innovative solutions have been integrated into a variety of industries for unique applications. A licensee of Arkema Inc. in the use of Kynar® emulsion technology, APV has been developing and commercializing high-performance Kynar® resin-based coatings for field and factory applications for more than a decade. For more information, call 800-772-3452 or visit www.apvcoatings.com or www.neverfadecoatings.com.

Kynar® and Kynar Aquatec® are registered trademarks of Arkema Inc.

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APV Engineered Coatings Introduces NeverFade® Façade Restoration For Architectural Metal Applications

 

AKRON, Ohio (4/19/2017) — APV Engineered Coatings has launched a new line of primer and topcoat systems under the NeverFade® brand name for restoration of architectural metal structures such as wall panels, window and door frames, roofs, railings, overhangs and decorative features. Available in water based formulations with Kynar Aquatec® and solvent based formulations with Kynar® PVDF, the new NeverFade® Façade Restoration coatings are ideal for use with carbon steel, stainless steel, bare aluminum and anodized aluminum.

These robust coating systems resist UV degradation, abrasion, corrosion, mold growth, dirt and staining. They resist chalking and maintain their color (even with dark colors and earth tones) so well that APV offers a 15-year warranty for fade performance. The warranty covers replacement product as well as labor costs.

“Our NeverFade® original formulation was initially launched for concrete, stucco, masonry and vinyl siding applications,” said Mike Couchie, vice president, sales, APV Coatings. “Now, we’re offering a restoration system that will help commercial and industrial property owners completely restore metal facades so they look and perform just as though they had a new factory finish. Although we warrant the product to perform against fading for 15 years, it should perform against the elements for up to 30 years.”

“These advantages are just some of the reasons NeverFade Façade Restoration systems have been chosen for applications such as the scoreboards in EverBank Field in Jacksonville and buildings and structures at the Marion County School System in Ocala, Florida,” he added.

 

Water- and Solvent-Based Formulations

The product line’s water-based metal restoration coatings are formulated with Kynar Aquatec® emulsion from Arkema. It meets SCAQMD Rule 1113 VOC limits in Southern California for industrial maintenance coatings, with only 40-100 grams/liter of VOCs, depending on color. The coating can be used with APV’s complementary W-1650 bonding primer for previously coated fluoropolymer surfaces, such as Kynar 500® resin-based coatings, which demonstrates excellent adhesion. The primer contains 50 grams/liter of VOCs, meeting SCAQMC Rule 1113 VOC limits for Southern California of 100 grams/liter of VOCs. The water-based topcoat also can be used with APV’s W-1500 universal primer and APV’s two component corrosion-resistant epoxy primer. This product contains exempt solvents to meet SCAQMC Rule 1113 VOC limits.

The solvent-based metal restoration coatings are formulated with Kynar ADS® II resin from Arkema. It dries in 10-15 minutes and sets up and hardens quickly. The coating can be used with APV’s complementary two component corrosion-resistant epoxy primer, a robust primer that provides an exceptional bond to metal and concrete surfaces.

“Kynar® PVDF resin-based coatings have over 50 years of demonstrated weathering and UV resistance in both wet and dry climates. The longevity of these coatings is due to the chemistry of Kynar® PVDF,” said Ron Partridge, senior account manager, Arkema, Inc. “They resist degradation and erosion, and they inherently resist mold, mildew, staining and chemical pollution, while coatings made with other polymeric binders can severely chalk and fade within a few years.”

 

Custom Colors

All NeverFade® Façade Restoration formulas are custom color-matched to order. They are available in flat, eggshell, and semi-gloss sheens. The coatings are ready to use as supplied and come in 1-gallon cans, 5-gallon pails and 55-gallon drums. They can be applied with a brush, roller or conventional spray equipment.

 

Marion County School System- Metal Application

Coated Metal Facade

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 advanced materials and large-scale production. The company’s innovative solutions have been integrated into a variety of industries for unique applications, such as aerospace, innovative textiles, and high-end building products. A licensee of Arkema Inc. in the use of Kynar® emulsion technology, APV has been developing and commercializing high-performance Kynar® resin-based coatings for field and factory applications for more than a decade. For more information, call 800-772-3452 or visit www.apvcoatings.com or www.neverfadecoatings.com.

Kynar®, Kynar 500®, Kynar ADS®, and Kynar Aquatec® are registered trademarks of Arkema Inc.

NeverFade® is a registered trademark of APV Engineered Coatings Inc.

 

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APV Engineered Coatings had a Successful Exhibit at the IFAI Expo 2016

APV Announces VYNGUARD® Contest Winners from IFAI

AKRON, Ohio (October 28, 2016)- APV Engineered Coatings hosted a booth at the 2016 IFAI Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina last week to showcase their re-released VYNGUARD® product line.  VYNGUARD, a series of lacquer chemistries custom formulated for each customer, was originally launched for use with non-woven, vinyl substrates.  The company has now engineered additional formulations for use on specialty woven fabrics and leather hide applications.

“Flexible fabrics and vinyl manufacturing is one of our fastest growing markets and the VYNGUARD® brand is receiving excellent reviews from the industry. Our current customers have had such success in the field that we wanted to expand our presence into a broader arena… the IFAI show provided us the perfect setting to do that,” said Mike Couchie, Vice President of Sales.

APV acquired several domestic and international opportunities, which will be handled by the company’s sales and technical R&D departments. Applications include truck tarpaulins, fabrics for outdoor building products, specialty clothing, and marine covers, among others. APV’s engineers and technical experts have deep-rooted knowledge in the formulation of unique chemical technologies to optimize performance in the field or end-use.

“We want to thank everyone that stopped by our booth this year,” said Erin Brown-Neff, Director of Marketing and Business Development. “We’d also like to congratulate our contest winners!”

The winners were randomly selected from APV’s pool of booth visitors. The company will be awarding $500 Visa® Gift cards to Aaron Bell of Majilite Corporation and Cristy Benson of Ultratech. APV will also be awarding a Bushnell® Tour V3 Rangefinder to Seckin Ozol of Transhield Inc.

APV plans to exhibit at IFAI Expo next year in New Orleans. They plan to introduce more line extensions to the VYNGUARD® brand as they begin to commercialize chemistries with innovative performance polymers, environmental compliance, and excellent bond strength to new substrates.

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 www.apvcoatings.com or www.VYNGUARD.com . Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook by searching APV Engineered Coatings, or with the handle @APVcoatings.

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Solano Community College Saves $48,000+ on Vallejo Center Paint Job with NeverFade® Paint from APV Engineered Coatings


APV Offers Industry-Exclusive 15-Year Paint-and-Labor Guarantee

VALLEJO, Calif. (September 27, 2016) — Faced with the prospect of having to repaint a relatively new, but severely faded building three times over a 15-year period, facility management at Solano Community College decided to try a different approach: take advantage of a 15-year paint-and-labor warranty on NeverFade® paint from APV Engineered Coatings. The result? Savings of more than $48,000.

Solano Community College’s Vallejo Center campus is located on the San Pablo Bay, northeast of San Francisco, an area known for ocean-driven fog, wind and moisture, coupled with sunny, hot and windy afternoons. The weather conditions caused the building’s exterior —originally painted with a premium acrylic latex paint — to fade from a bright, “Solano Safety Blue” to a tired, battleship grey in just five years. Even a light touch of the walls left a chalky residue on the hands.

“The building’s curb appeal was lackluster, to put it mildly, and we started to get complaints from students, community members and our board of trustees,” said James Buchanan, director of facilities for Solano Community College. “We didn’t relish the thought — or the expense — of having to repaint the building every five years. When we learned about the 15-year guarantee on NeverFade, it was an easy choice.”

NeverFade is a water-based, low-VOC exterior coating. It contains Kynar Aquatec® resin, a tough, engineering thermoplastic that does not degrade when exposed to harsh ultraviolet, thermal and chemical pollution environments. It resists fading, chalking, dirt, staining, algae, mold, and fungal growth and helps protect substrates from corrosion in marine environments.

“We are so confident in the performance of NeverFade that we offer a 15-year warranty against fading,” says Erin Brown, director of Marketing and Business Development, APV Engineered Coatings, who notes that the company custom-blends each batch of NeverFade to match the customer’s color specifications. “This warranty is unique because it doesn’t just cover the cost of the product. It also covers labor costs.”

For Solano Community College’s Vallejo Center, those costs were estimated to be $16,000-$18,000 per paint job — a significant expense if the building needed to be repainted every five years. Not included in that expense are the “soft costs” associated with the building’s appearance.

“We want to make our campus attractive to students and the community so it’s a good learning environment and a place people want to be,” Buchanan says. “Now, thanks to the NeverFade paint job, the Vallejo Center looks fabulous. Everyone is impressed with the striking color.”

 

solano-college-before-neverfadeBefore: The Vallejo Center was built in 2007, but began to fade in 2012. This is what it looked like just prior to being repainted in the summer of 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

solano-cc_vallejo-center_neverfade-case_photo8After: The Vallejo Center with a new coat of NeverFade® paint in a custom-blended “Solano Safety Blue.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Solano Community College

Solano College is part of California’s public community college system of 113 campuses in 72 districts across the state. The College’s service area encompasses the communities of Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo and Winters, as well as Travis Air Force Base. Many graduates of the area’s fifteen public high schools and three private schools take advantage of the educational opportunities offered by Solano Community College. With the current student population of 11,000 almost evenly divided between day and evening, the Solano College campus is alive at all hours offering academic study and occupational training to area residents.

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 advanced materials and large-scale production. The company’s innovative solutions have been integrated into a variety of industries for unique applications. A licensee of Arkema Inc. in the use of Kynar® emulsion technology, APV has been developing and commercializing high-performance Kynar® resin-based coatings for field and factory applications for more than a decade. For more information, call 800-772-3452 or visit www.apvcoatings.com or www.neverfadecoatings.com.

Kynar® and Kynar Aquatec® are registered trademarks of Arkema Inc.

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APV Engineered Coatings to exhibit their VYNGUARD® product line at the IFAI Expo 2016

AKRON, Ohio (September 26, 2016)- APV will be exhibiting at the IFAI Expo 2016 in Charlotte, NC from October 19th-21st and showcasing their re-released VYNGUARD® performance coatings line which now includes specialty fabrics, 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

“We have been looking forward to exhibiting our VYNGUARD® product line atifai-booth-2013 the IFAI Expo since re-releasing it earlier this year,” said Erin Brown-Neff, Director of Marketing and Business Development for APV Engineered Coatings. “The IFAI Expo provides the perfect format to meet face-to-face with new prospects to discuss how our VYNGUARD® chemistries can be customized for their products.”

Available in solvent- or water-based, VYNGUARD® chemistries provide an easy-to-apply clear, 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® is focused on providing superior specialty fabric finishes for the following industries:

  • Automotive
  • 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 www.apvcoatings.com or www.VYNGUARD.com. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook by searching APV Engineered Coatings or using the handle @APVcoatings.
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Engineering the Perfect Tire Stripe

APV Equipment Engineering TeamAKRON, Ohio (August 15, 2016) — From unique rubber compounds to varying tread patterns, tire producers focus on a number of areas on the tire to set themselves apart and perfect the look of the finished tire. Although not a primary focus of tire designers, the brightly colored identification marks around the tread play a key role in tire building as well as the aesthetics of the finished product. APV Engineered Coatings has been developing and commercializing vibrant, long-lasting stripes for decades by optimizing the ink formulation and application equipment for tire makers and can attest to the importance of engineering the perfect tread stripe.

The Formulation
Tire makers have found that some consumers will correlate a fresh new tire with the vibrancy and completeness of the tread stripe. Regardless of whether a tire has passed inspection; it can provoke the inclination that it lacks quality if the stripe appears faded, has been removed, or contains any imperfections. APV addresses this consumer concern and meets the tire companies practical requirements for tread striping with an industry-proven line of inks, which remain vibrant for an extended period of time, adhere to the rubber compound, cure under a variety of drying conditions, and meet EPA restrictions on solvents and VOCs. The ink chemistry is a unique formulation that is offered in two water-based versions, based on viscosity. Depending on the application equipment being used to apply the stripe, APV determines the appropriate ink system for the tire maker.

The Application
Chemistry is not the only component of a perfect tire stripe; the application equipment is also critical to stripe aesthetics and life-cycle. This is the reasoning behind the APV’s newly formed team of engineers who design and install customized equipment for individual tire facilities. This engineering team has not only proven to be a unique selling advantage for APV, but also its foundation for successfully striping millions of tires per day throughout the world.

“Not all tire makers apply stripes in the same manner, so we’ve designed different systems to accommodate variables, such as: the volume of tires produced, the number of stripes and colors applied to each tire, just to name a couple,” says Matthew Logan, Engineering Manager at APV. “We can’t successfully apply [tread] stripes without customizing the equipment for each customer.”

APV offers three base striping systems: the Beugler® Wheel system, the Gravity Feed System, and the Pressurized Capillary System. Each system is custom-designed to meet the needs of the individual production facility, whether engineering for the degree of automation required or number of stripes/colors applied.

Matt Logan, Engineering Manager

Matt Logan, Engineering Manager

With the Beugler® Wheel System, a quart-sized bottle of tread striping ink is outfitted with a special cap paired with a pitched or toothed wheel. The bottle is placed upside down in a custom holder, placing the wheel against the tread. As the tread moves on the conveyer belt, the wheel rotates, transferring the ink evenly onto the tread. The Beugler® caps and wheels are designed in a variety of sizes and pitches to allow different striping widths and transfer amounts.

APV’s Gravity Feed Striping System consists of a multi-bottle unit, specialized gravity feed caps, tubing, and a control panel. The ink cap is fitted to the tubing, which is attached to a specific gauge syringe needle. The needle is secured into place on the tread compound by a uniquely designed holder. Gravity supplies the ink to the needle, and a pre-designated amount is applied to the surface, allowing a regulated flow rate. As the tread moves on the conveyor, the ink is applied. The control panel is semi-automatic and easy to operate.

The Pressurized Capillary System is ideal for production lines that produce a large volume of tire stripes per day. The system consists of ASME pressure tanks, a custom engineered air pressure manifold, a specialized ink pressure manifold, and a control panel. Striping ink is stored and agitated in the tanks and an air pressure manifold sends the ink through the capillary tubing to the ink manifold. The ink is then fed to the needle and transferred to the tread in a similar manner as the Gravity Feed System. Each color in the system is independently controlled by an extra sensitive regulator to increase or decrease pressure, which determines the flow rate of the ink.

The Future in Tread Striping
APV is continuing its strategic focus on optimizing the striping ink formulation with its customized equipment to achieve the perfect stripe. The equipment engineering team continues to improve tread striping areas of production, resulting in reduced scrap for tire companies, a lower VOC emitting process, and improved tire aesthetics.

About APV Engineered Coatings
Founded in 1878, APV Engineered Coatings custom formulates and manufactures industrial coatings and advanced chemical products out of Akron, Ohio. APV is a partner with some of the world’s top-producing manufacturers due to its expertise in chemical and coating composition, the commercialization of advanced 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 www.apvcoatings.com.
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APV Engineered Coatings® Joins International Distributor Evermore for China Rubber Tech 2011 Show

AKRON, OHIO – Evermore, a China-based international distributor of tire, industrial rubber and footwear additives, plans to showcase tire and rubber products from APV Engineered Coatings® at the upcoming China Rubber Tech 2011 trade show.

Scheduled for November 22-24, 2011, the show is the largest official rubber exhibition in China and has drawn upwards of 1,600 exhibitors from more than 50 countries since 1998. The show provides a great opportunity to showcase new products and strengthen existing customer relationships. China Rubber Tech 2011 is located in the Shanghai New International Expo Center.

Evermore’s booth will feature “The Water-Based Series”, APV’s line of eco-friendly products for use in tire and rubber manufacturing. These products include: tread striping ink, bead marking ink, various marking inks, ply markers, dot markers, tread splice cement, retread cement, under-tread cement, lubricants, outside tire paints, repair paints, sidewall protective paints, and decals.

Since 1996, Evermore has been a reliable distributor of prestigious international chemical brand names such as Dow Chemical, DuPont, Evonik, OUCC and, most recently, APV Engineered Coatings and Barbe. Major operations consist of three departments: the Chemical Division, the Rubber Division, and the Industrial Equipment Division. Evermore is active in China, Taiwan, Japan, and Vietnam. “Our performance is shaped by customer service, specialization, commitment, innovation and continuous self-improvement”, says Luhao Wu, Managing Director of Evermore. For more information, please visit http://www.evermoreadditives.net

Founded in Akron, Ohio in 1878, APV Engineered Coatings® manufactures innovative, custom-engineered products that are sold worldwide to a wide variety of industries. For more information on products and services, please visit www.apvcoatings.com, on Facebook at “APV Engineered Coatings” or call 800-772-3452.

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