Cytec Industries Inc is researching alternatives to fluorine-based architectural coatings. Roberto Cavalieri, Associate Scientist at Cytec, discussed new findings about the use of hyperdurable powder coating resins as a suitable option at the Architectural Coatings Conference, held this week.
Powder coatings based on superdurable polyester represent the state-of-the-art for architectural coatings. However, in regions with high UV exposure such as in the United States, South East Asia and Middle East, fluorine-based liquid or powder coatings are the preferred technology. Cytec is developing alternative routes in order to overcome the relatively higher cost and application limitations of fluorine-based resins while targeting powder paints with improved weathering resistance.