AGC Chemicals Americas is hell-bent in making a name for itself in the automotive market. Its LUMIFLON® fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) resins are proven helpful for automotive and aftermarket manufacturers in developing ultra-durable coatings for vehicles and their components in wide-ranging colors and glosses.
LUMIFLON is highly suitable for exterior coating systems that can be utilized on automobile bodies, door handles, doors, wheel emblems, bumper fascia, logos and lettering, aluminum wheels and tail light lenses. It can also be used in any area where excellent weather and chemical resistance are needed, even on dashboards and upholstery.
LUMIFLON-based topcoats are proven to yield more than five times the lifespan of acrylic urethane coatings normally used in the automotive industry. LUMIFLON resins have outdone even the best acrylic urethane coatings on aluminum, steel, magnesium and plastics such as polyurethane, ABS, PVC, FRP, polycarbonate, polypropylene, and polyethylene. These can also be merged with conventional resins like acrylics to considerably boost their performance.
Apart from its outstanding durability, LUMIFLON also provides manufacturers with the ability to formulate both low and high gloss colored paint systems. Its compatibility with an array of colors and pigments suggests that automotive engineers can select coatings with an almost countless variety of gloss and color combinations that will showcase less discoloration, fading, or chalking for the coating’s life. A transparent fluororesin, the LUMIFLON resin can be used to make both clear and pigmented coatings in over 230 colors in high gloss to flat finishes.
LUMIFLON resins are offered in traditional solvent grades, as well as water-based, powder-coated resins and solid resins for the production of low VOC and HAPS free eco-friendly coatings
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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