New product preserves the durability and aesthetics of metal-cladded buildings for decades
WILMINGTON, Del., March 17, 2021 – DuPont (NYSE:DD) today announced it has introduced a new DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film for laminating metal roofing and building wall panels. The new product is will be sold by Titan Steel and its affiliated company, Metal Alliance in the North American and Caribbean markets.
Resistance to harsh chemicals and corrosion are two key attributes of Tedlar®-laminated metal. This means that roofing and metal panels laminated with Tedlar® film provide greater resistance to corrosion from seawater and salt spray, even as close as 1,500 feet from the ocean. These features combined with resistance to fading, chalking, cracking, and blistering caused by UV exposure, plus unmatched pliability, round out an overall robust product for commercial and residential applications alike. With no coastal waterway restrictions, Tedlar® film provides a powerful solution to the metal roofing and wall panel industry.
“The use of Tedlar® film laminated to metal has been proven on projects in building and construction markets in Europe and Japan for decades, so it was only natural to expand the product offering to other areas of the globe, working with our partners Titan Steel and Metal Alliance in North America,” said Fallyn Flaherty-Earp, global marketing manager, DuPont Tedlar®.
“Titan Steel is very excited to be partnering with DuPont and Metal Alliance in launching DuPont Tedlar® laminated metal for exterior wall and roofing panels in North America. The Tedlar® product represents a step functional increase in durability and weatherability. We see its superior fade and corrosion resistance as an excellent fit for residential and commercial coastal applications,” said Drew Munera, director of technical sales at Titan Steel.
Tara Faulkner, business development manager at Metal Alliance, added, “In the increasingly commoditized metal panel industry, it’s not often we have a chance to offer something new. That’s why we’re excited to work with DuPont to introduce Tedlar® film for metal panel roofing and wall panels. Its track record of delivering superior protection to metal and other essential surfaces around the world, is setting a new standard for metal panel performance that architects, contractors, and consumers will greatly value.”
From the Incheon Basketball Hall in South Korea, to the Komoro Train Station in Nagano, Japan, the Okinawa Thermal Power Plant, built within 1,500 feet from the sea, and the iconic Pullman Hotel in Paris, France, Tedlar® PVF film laminated to metal surfaces can be found all around the world. Many case studies of this application and others in the building and construction arena can be found on http://tedlar.com.
About DuPont Tedlar®
DuPont Tedlar® represents a portfolio of product solutions with over 40+ years of service to the solar, aerospace, building & construction and many other markets. Tedlar® films provide superior surface protection for a variety of materials and industries, including construction, signage & graphics, transportation, healthcare and wallcoverings. We are committed to continuing to innovate through time-tested science and engineering to solve today’s challenges. To learn more about the Tedlar® business, please visit http://tedlar.com.
About Titan Steel
Titan Steel Corporation delivers steel and aluminum coil products worldwide. With eight processing lines dedicated to light-gauge, surface-critical materials, we can deliver cut sheets or slit coils that meet the highest tolerances in the industry. Our product expertise and focus on service allow us to provide customized solutions to meet the exacting needs of our customers. As a third-generation family-owned and family-run business, we are committed to serving the needs of our customers every day. Contact us for more information on http://titansteel.com.
About Metal Alliance
Metal Alliance is an innovative, service-driven distributor of high-quality steel, aluminum and copper products for the building industry. With combined experience of more than 200 years supplying architectural metal products and 75+ years in global metal sourcing, processing and distribution, we continually respond to market trends and conditions to deliver leading-edge products and superior service. To learn more about Metal Alliance visit http://metalalliance.com.
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