EXTON, Pa., April 21, 2016 – AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. announces its corporate membership with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), an organization that has provided performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry since 1936.
As a leading manufacturer of fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) resins used in coatings for fenestration building components, AGC joined the AAMA to help develop product standards and to educate fenestration industry professionals on using FEVE resins in architectural applications.
“Our goal is to be an active participant in the process of AAMA coatings specification administration,” said Robert Parker, technical development chemist at AGC. “We will share with AAMA members our ideas for the improvement of the AAMA specification testing used for coatings applied to substrates used in fenestration products. Our experience in the performance of FEVE-based coatings will help us in this participation.”
Architectural coatings formulated with AGC’s LUMIFLON® FEVE resins are ultra-weatherable, offering outstanding gloss and color retention and protection from UV light, wind, rain and corrosion. LUMIFLON-based coatings ensure a longer life on building exteriors and facades, resulting in less need for repainting and a substantial decrease in lifecycle costs.
Image courtesy of © Americana Powder Finishing: Greenhouse featuring IFS 500FP powder coating with Lumiflon FEVE resin on its steel frame.
About the American Architectural Manufacturers Association
Based in Schaumburg, Illinois, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is the leading trade association for the North American fenestration industry. AAMA’s member companies include manufacturers and suppliers of windows, doors, skylights, curtain wall, storefronts and related materials and components for the residential and commercial markets. Focusing on both technical and marketing services, AAMA’s activities include standards development, product certification, market research and educational programs for the fenestration industry. For more information on AAMA, visit www.aamanet.org.
AGC Chemicals Americas is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGC Inc., a $14.1 billion multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, electronic displays and chemical products. The company was formed in 2004 through the merging of sister companies Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers USA and AGA Chemicals. Headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, including a state-of-the-art technology center, AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pennsylvania, a satellite sales office in Sao Paulo, Brazil and warehouses located throughout North America. www.agcchem.com