Arkema announces the launch of Kynar Aquatec FMA (fluoropolymer-modified acrylic) resins, designed for compliant cool-roof coatings and protective topcoats for exterior building products. This waterborne acrylic-modified PVDF fluoropolymer technology “greatly extends the effective lifespan of solar reflective (cool) roof coatings and extends long-term weather protection and stay-clean properties for roofs and exterior building components,” according to Arkema.

Unlike traditional fluoropolymers, Kynar Aquatec FMA resins are supplied as aqueous latexes, the company said. Coatings formulated with Kynar Aquatec FMA latexes do not require baking and can thus be either field or factory applied.