What is Kynar?

Kynar - PVDF resinKynar or Kynar 500® is not a finished paint. It is a trade name for PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) resin, as is Hylar 5000® also a trade name.

PVDF resin is the raw material used by licensed formulators to manufacture PVDF based coatings. When formulated into a coating composition, the paint contains a minimum of 70% by weight of Kynar 500 resin to manufacture a 70% PVDF resin based coating, that meets the highest performance criteria of AAMA – 2605.

PPG manufactures Duranar®, Valspar manufactures Fluropon®, and Akzo Nobel manufactures Trinar® – all are examples of 70%  PVDF coatings that utilize the Kynar 500 and / or Hylar 5000 resin.

The key to a products performance is the resin chemistry. For the ultimate long-term durability, time has shown that PVDF resin is the one to choose. Other coating resins include acrylic, polyester, silicone polyester and urethane.

Why Specify Kynar 500?
To be both functional and decorative, metal must be coated with a finish that beautifies with color and doesn’t chalk; that won’t lose its color and sheen; that won’t pit, chip, or age before its time. No other coating system withstands the rigors of nature and time like thosekynar500_square based on Kynar 500® resins. This high-performance fluoropolymer resin, with its extraordinary capability to retain color and gloss, keeps painted metal looking
vibrant and appealing.

As a resource for architects, spec-writers and project managers, Linetec has prepared a non-proprietary CSI 3-part guide specification for superior, sustainable high-performance PVDF architectural finishes. (05-0513 Shop-Applied Coatings for Metal). This specification can be downloaded from the Architect Recourse Center of Linetec’s website

Arkema is the manufacturer of Kynar & Kynar 500 resin. Solvay is the manufacturer of Hylar 5000 resin.



Top Color Trends for 2013 – According to Valspar

Let’s start the year with a fresh set of paint color selections. Finding a perfect color for your project can be challenging. Valspar brings many inspirations, tips and tools to ease the color selection process.


“Color, like features, follow the changes of emotions.”  Pablo Picasso

Valspar has completed intense research, analysis and forecasting  to learn about the immediate and long terms goals of it’s market. These color trends are refined into sets of pallets that tell an overarching story.

They have found that we are moving into untested grounds. A place where things are not so simple and clear — and the boundaries are blurred. So as we explore different ways to deal with uncertainty, this gives us a sense of control, not just playful escape. It is our innate urge to live out and find ingenious ways to enrich our life, habitat and future.

Use of color is an important aspect of architecture can sometimes be overlooked.Colors and forms merge to develop energy, reflective of contemporary urban landscapes. Imposing structures can affect how we go about our everyday lives and can impact city living in a positive way.


Warm mica and metallic finishes have recently emerged within silver and gray colors.  Warm, pearlised painted aluminum are starting to take a stronghold. Brushed and polished aluminum finishes are also emerging as a newer trend.

Color-Matters_blackBlack is an elemental color for all creative’s with its striking aesthetics. An increased use of matte black and soft-touch blacks are surfacing through architectural  products and design. The dark black hue creates  a striking contrast with natural surroundings, particularly in areas where vegetation is rich.


Color-Matters_curve-appealThese bold colored hues drive trends of inspiration and experimental finishes. Carefully used bold colors in architecture bring another experience into the environment and space.  As colors are becoming more important in our lives, these bold hues are coming forward in architectural design.

Check out more information on the hot new colors for 2013 predicted by the Valspar color experts!

For more information on your finishing needs contact Linetec.