FEVE Architectural Coatings: High-Performance Coatings for Expansive, Sustainable Design

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by LUMIFLON
Presented by Kristen Blankenship

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define FEVE coating technology, history and unique weatherability properties as well as its ease of application in the architectural market.
  2. Discuss the importance of the form of coatings including color, finish and gloss range.
  3. Discover the function of a fluoropolymer coating in terms of performance, substrates and types.
  4. Examine the sustainability and environmental impact of long-life coatings.


1 AIA LU/Elective
This test is no longer available for credit

In this one-hour webinar course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats. We will evaluate coating performance tests including accelerated weathering and real-time weathering, and what the implications are for the life of different coatings. We will explore the many design possibilities that FEVE technology provides and assess the sustainability benefits of FEVE topcoats despite their higher initial cost compared to other topcoat formulations.

FEVE Architectural

Photo courtesy of ©Faruk Kurtuluş


Kristen Blankenship has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Evansville. She has spent the last 19 years in the coatings industry working for various coating, chemical and material manufacturing companies. She began her career as an analytical chemist at Red Spot Paint (Evansville, In.) focusing on defect analysis. This experience allowed her to develop a unique approach to formulation with a focus on structure-property relationships. She eventually became a UV curable coatings formulator at Red Spot and later moved up chain to Cytec Industries, Inc. (now Alnex) as a technical service chemist in the area of waterborne liquid coating resins. In January of 2013, she accepted the position of technical service chemist at AGC Chemicals Americas, based in Exton, Pa. After nearly three years working with LUMIFLON resins in the lab, she moved into a business development role. She now supports strategic accounts in developing high performance coating technology based on LUMIFLON® FEVE resins.


LUMIFLON LUMIFLON® FEVE powder resins from AGC, Inc., provide exceptional weatherability, corrosion resistance and environmental benefits when used in exterior architectural coatings applications. These resins do not require a solvent (VOC) and can be used in formulations to meet the AAMA 2605 specification for high-performance exterior architectural coatings. Currently, solvent- and water-based, 100 percent solids, and powder FEVE resins are available for use in architectural coatings. A key application for FEVE is the coating of aluminum composite panels used in high-end architectural buildings.


Originally published in October 2019