Why Fluorosurfactant Free®?
In recent years, perfluorinated surfactants, such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and higher related homologues, which have been commonly used in the manufacture of some fluoropolymers, have come under scrutiny by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These perfluorinated surfactants are subject to a U.S. EPA voluntary stewardship program that seeks reductions and eventual elimination of emissions and product content levels. Arkema is an active participant in this program.
In fact, Arkema produces Kynar 500® PVDF using a patented fluorosurfactant-free (FSF®) process. This means that no fluorosurfactant of any kind is used.
Where can I buy a coating based on
Kynar 500® FSF®?
The Sherwin-Williams Company is the first Kynar 500® Fluorosurfactant Free (FSF®) trademark licensee in the world. Sherwin-Williams will market the Kynar 500® FSF® resin-based coatings under the name Sher-Nar® Fluorosurfactant Free coatings. Sher-Nar® Fluorosurfactant Free coatings are manufactured exclusively with Kynar 500® FSF® resin technology.