The world’s first solvent soluble fluoropolymer for coating was developed 37 years ago by Asahi Glass, and the same chemistry remains at the forefront of protective coating technology today due to the extremely durable nature of fluoropolymer coatings. Chemically a fluoropolymer coating is a fluoroethylene-vinyl ether alternating copolymer. Learn More »
Lumiflon, manufactured by Asahi Glass, is a coating resin, which when formulated into a conventional coating product exhibits very high levels of uV resistance and provides excellent durability when used as the topcoat in a corrosion resistant coating system. Our highest quality fluoropolymer, Vitreflon 700, is based on Lumiflon resin.
This amorphous resin can be cured by cross linking sites and creates tough coating films from room temperature to 250c. the alternating copolymer structure gives excellent durability and chemical resistance, making fluoropolymer the coating of choice for a wide range of applications.
The energy of the alternative main chain bond between fluoroethylene and vinyl ether is higher than the maximum uV energy of sunlight, and so in principal, it does not degrade. in contrast, other coatings such as polyurethane break down and deteriorate due to their low bond energy.