Cool Metal Roofing
The choice of roofing material has the greatest impact on the energy conservation of a home or business. Cool metal roofs coated with Kynar 500® PVDF based resin can reduce energy consumption by up to 40% as part of a total system design (as reported by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory). Kynar 500® coated metal roofing has many attractive features and benefits. The architectural appeal, variety of profiles, texture and color, flexibility and long-term durability make it popular for building projects.
Fluorosurfactant Free (FSF®)
Arkema produces Kynar 500® PVDF resin using a patented fluorosurfactant-free (FSF®) process. This means that no fluorosurfactant of any kind is used. Some foreign PVDF producers for the coatings market (who export to the USA and Europe) still reportedly use PFOA and are not part of the U.S. EPA voluntary stewardship program.
It is important for PVDF coating consumers to understand what they are using. Can your coating provider certify that its PVDF supplier is part of the U.S. EPA voluntary program? Can the coating provider certify that the PVDF it uses no longer contains PFOA or related higher homologue chemicals in its manufacture?