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Kynar 500® PVDF

Coatings made with Kynar 500® PVDF resin help Alucobond® Plus aluminum cladding look great on Stony Brook University residence halls.

Stony Brook University, located on Long Island's north shore and part of The State University of New York (SUNY), had decided that new residence halls were required to meet the needs of their fast-growing student population.

Kynar 500® case study - Stony Brook University Student Center

The university needed buildings that could be constructed fast and inexpensively.We wanted to build with pre-fabricated elements to beat the clock... Metal panel systems have been a great favorite of ours. They establish a bright and clean look for buildings.

Alucobond® Plus Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) ( by 3A Composites, USA was ordered in bold colors and installed as exterior cladding on an interconnected series of three buildings. Alucobond® consists of two sheets of 0.020" aluminum thermobonded to a polyethylene core in a standard 4nun thickness in a continuous process. Alucobond® is pre-finished with a coil coating made with Arkema’s Kynar 500® PVDF resin, and is available in a spectrum of attractive standard colors along with any end-user specified custom color.

Kynar 500® PVDF is a special grade of PVDF resin used by licensed industrial paint manufacturers as the base resin in long-life coatings for aluminum, galvanized steel, and aluminized steel in applications such as metal roofing and siding, window and door frames, curtain wall and other miscellaneous metal trim and components.

Approximately 100,000 square feet of Alucobond® Plus in the 4mm thickness was installed on the buildings in a wide range of colors, and the finished buildings have been well received by the university population – especially by the student residents. "We're very pleased with these buildings," said Dallas W, Bauman Ill, Ph.D., assistant vice president, division of campus residences, Stony Brook University. "These two buildings are in very high demand. They've certainly attracted a lot of attention on campus with the color combinations and different building sections. The building exteriors are beautiful."

About coatings made with Kynar 500® PVDF resin

Architects around the world specify coatings made with Kynar 500® PVDF resin to protect aluminum, galvanized steel and aluminized steel. Other coating systems cannot withstand the rigors of nature and time like those made with Kynar 500® PVDF resins. This high-performance fluoropolymer resin, with its extraordinary capability to retain color and gloss, keeps painted metal looking vibrant and appealing. Finishes made with Kynar 500® PVDF resin are available worldwide through a strict licensing program. This licensed distribution ensures the quality, consistency and high performance of coatings made with Kynar 500® PVDF resin.

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Alucobond® is a registered trademark of 3A Composites USA.
Kynar 500® is a registered trademarks of Arkema Inc.