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Kynar 500®

Kynar 500: PVDF Resin, Liquid Paint Coating, Factory Applied, Oven Baked, Custom Colors


Kynar 500® resin is polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) used as the base resin in liquid paint coatings formulated by leading paint manufacturers. Kynar 500® resin is marketed and sold under exclusive license agreements to paint companies around the world.

Liquid coatings containing Kynar 500® resin (also known as PVDF coatings) are factory applied to properly cleaned, pre-treated and primed metal substrates and then oven baked. Metal substrates most commonly coated with Kynar 500® resin based finishes are aluminum, galvanized steel (Galvalume®) and Zincalume®.

Kynar: Colors, Colors, and More Colors

Each of the Kynar 500® brand licensees has established its own standard colors. Special colors, including metallics and exotics, are subject to approval by the licensees; however, a broad range of brighter colors is now available. SMT's state-of-the-art color spectrometer and in-house color mixing capabilities allow us to create 1000's of custom colors by matching your existing color sample.

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Kynar 500 paints are engineered for outdoor and exterior applications. When formulated into a coating composition which, according to the license agreement, contains a minimum of 70% by weight of Kynar 500® resin, the resultant coatings meet the AAMA 2605 specification of the Architectural Aluminum Manufacturers Association (opens in new window). Kynar paints exhibit superior:

  • Color retention
  • Gloss retention 
  • Chalk resistance 
  • Corrosion resistance 
  • Flexibility 
  • Stain resistance
  • Overall exterior durability

Kynar paints are resistant to color changes from ultra-violet light, and the 20-year integrity warranty* protects against:

  • Fading - rated at less than 5 delta units over the life of the warranty
  • Chalking
  • Corrosion from salt spray and the elements

* 20-year warranty not available in every circumstance.

Kynar: Many Applications for Architecture and Construction

Types of products typically using Kynar coatings include:

  • Metal siding and roofing
  • Storefront extrusions
  • Flagpoles
  • Light poles
  • Curtain walls
  • Louvers
  • Skylights
  • Greenhouses
  • RV window trim and roof hatches
  • Miscellaneous metal trim, coping, flashings and extrusions.

Kynar-coated products have been used in a wide range of construction and renovation projects, including:

  • Municipal structures
  • Schools
  • Sewage and waste-water treatment plants
  • Commercial buildings
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Airport Jetways (passenger walkways)


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