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  • Description

    ULTRA-Cool and VARI-Cool are premium infrared (IR) multi-coat systems

  • Chemistry

    Fluoropolymer (70% PVDF)

  • Benefits

    • Premium infrared (IR) reflectivity
    • Cooler interior spaces
    • Reduced material expansion and contraction
    • Premium color pigmentation allows  dark, bright colors and color changing
    • Excellent color stability and gloss retention
    • Exceptional abrasion and chemical resistance
    • Meets sustainability standards
  • Suggested End Uses

    • Roof and exterior wall panels
    • Composites
    • Accent trims
    • Corporate signage

Product Characteristics

Aluminum substrate Coated steel substrate
Gloss @ 60° (ASTM D523) 25 - 35 25 - 35

Technical Properties

Property Standard Results: Aluminum substrate Results: Coated steel substrate
Dry Film Thickness ASTM D1005 Duranar ULTRA-Cool: 0.15-0.30 mil primer / 0.70-0.90 mil topcoat ; Duranar VARI-Cool: 0.20 mil primer / 0.70-0.80 mil topcoat
Gloss ASTM D523 @ 60˚ 25 - 35 25 - 35
Pencil Hardness ASTM D3363 F min - 2H F min - 2H
Adhesion ASTM D3359 No adhesion loss No adhesion loss
Abrasion Resistance (Falling Sand) ASTM D968 65-85 l/mil 65-85 l/mil
Salt Spray Resistance ASTM B117: 5% salt fog @ 95°F / 35°C No face blistering;Max. average 1/16” scribe creep Passes 4,000 hrs. No face blistering;Max. average 1/16” scribe creep Passes 1,000 hrs.
Humidity Resistance ASTM D714, ASTM D2247: 100% relative humidity @ 95°F / 35°C Passes 4,000 hrs; None or few #8 blisters Passes 1,500 hrs; None or few #8 blisters
Exterior Exposure (5 Years @ 45° South Florida) ASTM D2244, ASTM D4214: 10 yrs. @ 45˚, South Florida Max. 5 fade; Max. 8 chalk Max. 5 fade; Max. 8 chalk
Acid Resistance ASTM D1308: 10% muriatic acid – 24 hours; 20% sulfuric acid – 18 hours No effect No effect
Alkali Resistance ASTM D1308: 10%, 20% NaOH, 1 hour No effect No effect
Detergent Resistance ASTM D2248: 3% detergent @ 100°F / 38°C – 72 hrs. No effect No effect
Solar Reflectance (Steep slope/Low slope) ASTM E903 > 25% initial; >15% after 3 years - > 65% initial; >50% after 3 years > 25% initial; >15% after 3 years - > 65% initial; >50% after 3 years
Emissivity ASTM C1371, ASTM E408 0.80 (80%) minutes 0.80 (80%) minutes
Flexibility (T-Bend)2 ASTM D4145 2 T-bend, no pick-off 2 T-bend, no pick-off
Mortar Resistance ASTM C267 No effect No effect
Acid Rain Test Kesternich SO2, DIN 50018 15 cycles minimum; No objectionable changes 15 cycles minimum; No objectionable changes