Aiming for a century

Japan, as an island nation dependent on bridges to connect with different regions, has looked to the use of longer lasting premium materials of construction. As this article reports, Japan's experience with bridge coatings suggest that it is now possible for these modern paints to last a century. When properly applied, fluoropolymer topcoats offer substantial life-cycle cost savings. Fluoroethylene vinyl ether resins also can be used as field-applied coatings and derive their weatherability and durability from the strength of their chemical bonds and the structure of the polymer.

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  • Accession Number: 01484684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 21 2013 2:57PM