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BASF introduces VARI-Cool metal coating
Article Type: New materials and equipment From: Pigment & Resin Technology. Volume 37, Issue 3.
BASF Corporation has introduced a new VARI-Cool line for the coil coatings market. VARI-Cool is a premium fluoropolymer, factory- applied, pearlescent coating system created on the foundation of Kynar 500 or Hylar 5000 resin.
VARI-cool utilizes effect pigments (commonly referred to as “interference pigments”) made from SiO2 (silicon dioxide) platelets that are specially coated with metal oxides. BASF offers 17 standard “colors in motion” in six different color groupings.
Primary applications of VARI-Cool include metal roofing and wall panels, aluminum composite parts and accent trim, with possible future end-uses such as appliance, interior wall/ceiling systems and extrusion. Additionally, this new formulation adapts easily to classical or modern architectural designs. VARI-Cool coatings also integrate the energy-saving Ultra-Cool technology.
As VARI-Cool is also Ultra-Cool, it meets industry standards and regulations, including leadership in energy and environmental design, and Energy Star criteria for steep slope cool roofing; and contains all the other benefits associated with cool metal roofing (recyclability, fire and wind- resistance, energy-efficiency, etc.).