Formulated to maintain a smooth finish from application to installation, Fluropon Extreme is the newest addition to Valspar’s 70 percent PVDF Fluropon coating line. A smooth, hard coating, Fluropon Extreme is the most durable product Valspar offers within the architectural coil coating market. Tested to withstand the repetitive sliding and surface-on-surface friction that panels are subjected to when they are fabricated, shipped and installed, Fluropon Extreme offers resistance to abrasion and marring while maintaining the smooth finish that Fluropon customers expect.   
“Based on feedback from our customers, we know they are looking for a coating solution that can withstand the inevitable wear and tear that occurs in the field with painted metal building panels and components,” said Jeff Alexander, VP of Sales at Valspar. “With that goal in mind, we are excited to deliver Fluropon Extreme. From roll forming to transportation to installation, Fluropon Extreme resists etching and abrasions to maintain the gloss and smoothness found in our other Fluropon products.”
 
After years of formulating and research, Valspar has created a coating proven to withstand the toughest projects. Using the basics of Tribology, or the study of wear, Valspar was able to evaluate the relative difference in the wear resistance characteristics of a standard PVDF coating against the new Fluropon Extreme. Typically, coating manufactures use the nickel or pencil test to analyze the level of damage the product can resist. However, results vary based on who is conducting the trial. Valspar took the assessment for Fluropon Extreme one step further, implementing a damage-resistance test using a Micro Scratch Tester instrument. Through a series of rigged field tested customer trials, confirmed that in the face of a high pressure damage event, Fluropon Extreme performs significantly better than the standard PVDF product.
 
The first of its kind, this new innovation offers customers a durable coating that will maintained its pristine smooth finish. Designed to withstand the bending endured during the fabrication, Fluropon Extreme also maintains the unique benefits offered by the original coating line. Outstanding color retention and adhesion add to the strong performance of this coating. Customers will notice its strength as it protects against the inevitable wear and tear that occurs at the plant, on the dock, road and job site.
 
For more information on Valspar architectural coil coatings, visit valsparcoilextrusion.com.
 
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