Extending Infrastructure Life Using FEVE Bridge Coatings

Sept. 30, 2020
September 30, 2020
2 p.m. Eastern | 1 p.m. Central

In this one hour course, participants will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for both new bridges and maintenance re-coating of existing bridges. The presenter will review the decades-long history of real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE fluoropolymer coatings in Japan due to their extensive use on bridge infrastructure. Additionally, the presentation will also serve to assess the life-cycle cost advantages of FEVE coating systems despite their higher initial cost compared to other coatings. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion of this webinar presentation,design professional will be able to:
  • Define FEVE and discuss FEVE coating composition, history and unique weather ability properties
  • Discuss real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE coatings that demonstrate their proven performance in terms of corrosion resistance, color/gloss retention, and long life
  • Discuss guidelines for proper specification, ease of application and low maintenance needs of FEVE bridge coatings
  • Quantify life cycle costs cost and sustainability benefits of FEVE coatings for bridges

LUMIFLON® FEVE powder resins from AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc., provide exceptional weather ability, corrosion resistance and environmental benefits when used in exterior architectural coatings applications. These resins do not require a solvent (VOC) and can be used in formulations to meet the AAMA 2605 specification for high-performance exterior architectural coatings. Currently, solvent-and water-based, 100% solids, and powder FEVE resins are available for use in architectural coatings. A key application for FEVE is the coating of aluminum composite panels used in high-end architectural buildings.

Kristen Blankenship
Business Development Manager, AGC Chemicals - Lumiflon

Kristen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Evansville. She has spent the last 19 years in the coatings industry working for various coating, chemical, and material manufacturing companies. She began her career as an analytical chemist at Red Spot Paint (Evansville, IN) focusing on defect analysis. This experience allowed her to develop a unique approach to formulation with a focus on structure-property relationships. She eventually became a UV curable coatings formulator at Red Spot and later moved up chain to Cytec Industries, Inc. (now Alnex) as a technical service chemist in the area of waterborne liquid coating resins.

In January of 2013, she accepted the position of technical service chemist at AGC, Inc, based in Exton, PA. After nearly three years working with LUMIFLON resins in the lab, she moved into a business development role. She now supports strategic accounts in developing high performance coating technology based on LUMIFLON® FEVE resins.

Roads & Bridges MEDIA is providing one Professional Development Hour (PDH)credit at the completion of this webinar for viewers. Additionally, Lumiflon is providing AIA Certification (AIA Provider Number: 40107855) for this course.