NEWLAR coatings are based on a high performance, fluoropolymer resin system that has been utilized in the architectural industry for more than 30 years. Historically, these resins have dominated the architectural coatings industry in solvent based, liquid products. Advancements in resin manufacturing have enabled the powder co ating industry to take advantage of the superior weathering properties of the Fluorine/Carbon bond and combine their properties with the benefits of the powder coating process. The thermosetting, cross-linkable resin system, used in the manufacture of powder coatings, does not require the addition of a less weatherable, acrylic component, in the binder. In fact, the resin component of NEWLAR is composed of 100% fluoropolymers, thereby containing up to seventy percent in the total formulation.
The remainder of the formula is composed of pigments, curing agents and additives engineered to enhance the product’s performance properties. As a result of the unique and thermosetting chemistry, NEWLAR does not require a primer to achieve excellent corrosion protection. The product is able to meet the stringent 4000 hours of salt spray performance requirements of AAMA 2605-05 with one single coat over properly pretreated aluminum. In independent, laboratory tests, NEWLAR has shown no signs of blistering or coating lift-off, when scribed, that could be attributed to corrosion. Spraylat’s NEWLAR architectural powder coatings offer many advantages.
They are environmentally sound, solvent-free finishes. During application there are no VOC released into our atmosphere. Spraylat’s NEWLAR also has a significantly higher surface hardness, mar resistance and abrasion resistance as compared to liquid based fluoropolymer paint systems. This feature reduces common handling defects in the manufacturing and installation process and also makes NEWLAR a perfect choice for high traffic and abuse areas, such as railings and column covers. NEWLAR finishes offer a wider available gloss range. Unlike liquid fluorocarbon based coatings, NEWLAR can be formulated to achieve gloss levels from 25 (matte) to 75 (high gloss) units, giving the architect a much wider choice in architectural design and look. Spraylat’s NEWLAR fluorocarbon coatings require lower cure temperatures as compared to liquid fluorocarbon coatings. NEWLAR cures at 400ºF rather
than 475ºF for solvent based liquids. This reduction in cure temperature results in energy savings and the preservation of precious natural resources. NEWLAR coatings feature superior chemical resistance and protection from harmful environments such as acid rain and industrial atmospheric pollutants. Spraylat warrants its NEWLAR finishes in accordance with the AAMA 2605-05 specifications for a minimum of 15 years. This includes a warranty that after 15 years of exposure, NEWLAR will not fade in color more than 5 delta E. The finish will also retain more than 50% of its original gloss level. In addition, NEWLAR finishes will not chalk in excess of a number 8 rating for colors and number 6 for whites.
Various accelerated and actual outdoor testing demonstrate the dramatic performance improvement achieved with NEWLAR as compared to competitive super-durable powder and liquid paint systems.
Accelerated EMMAQUA outdoor exposure testing, conducted in the desert of Arizona, also illustrates the superiority of NEWLAR architectural finishes as compared to other liquid and powder architectural coating systems. Even when compared against a 70% fluoropolymer liquid control, NEWLAR outperforms these coatings as a result of the quality engineered into the product by Spraylat. NEWLAR coatings are only sold to licensed and approved applicators. The approved applicators have undergone a thorough facility audit and regular testing by Spraylat as part of Spraylat’s quality assurance program. The objective of this rigorous quality program is to ensure that the high quality standards of the architectural industry are consistently met when Spraylat coatings are selected.