TRINAR®: Superior Exterior Color Performance
Trinar: Akzo Nobel, Spray Paints, Kynar 500 Resins, Strong Molecular
Bond, Exterior Metal Finish, Ceramic / Inorganic Pigmentation,
Continuity of Color, Durability, AAMA 2605 98 Spec
Akzo Nobel's Spray TRINAR® finishes are formulated with the unique polyvinylidine fluoride resin, in which a minimum of 70% of this PVDF resin is KYNAR 500®. This combination of resins forms
the strongest molecular bond known in the coatings world and a clearly superior exterior metal finish. The PVDF chemistry is combined with our own proprietary acrylic copolymer, as well as ceramic and select inorganic pigmentation.
This means continuity of color and durability on any project. This system was designed to meet or exceed all requirements of the new
2605-98 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for
"Superior Performing Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels
(PDF opens in new window)."
Trinar®: Superior Products From SMT
At Superior Metal Technologies (SMT), when we say "Superior," we mean just that. TRINAR® is
the most durable and long lasting factory applied and oven cured finish for exterior metal substrates known to the construction industry. Why settle for anything less when you are designing a statement as well as a building?
In addition to the mandatory 70% PVDF resin content, the remaining 30% is a proprietary acrylic resin from Akzo Nobel research. Heat resistant mixtures of
ceramic-grade inorganic pigments provide color to produce superior exterior color weathering characteristics
of TRINAR® coatings.
"Superior" performing TRINAR® coatings are available in a wide array of pre-formulated colors, including pearlescent and metallic finishes, that blend well with collateral construction materials.
Special color matched formulations are available
with SMT's state-of-the-art color spectrometer and in-house paint mixing
If your paint finish demands ultimate, long-life color performance or your specification identifies any of the following terminology:
70% PVDF resin
70% Polyvinylidene Fluoride
Kynar®500, specify TRINAR®.
END USE DESCRIPTION
Spray-applied TRINAR®, a 70% Fluoropolymer (PVDF) system is widely used for
- Curtain walls
aluminum building products
TRINAR® is the only type of technology made for
this application that passes the stringent
2605-98 Performance Properties specification.
Spray TRINAR® has the following beneficial features:
- Superior performance in a variety of normal climatic conditions
- Ceramic/Inorganic pigmentation for superior color and gloss retention
- Smooth, easy application
- Batch-to-batch consistency
- Beautiful color selection
- Long-life durability
TRINAR® is spray applied, as the intricate profiles of extruded aluminum require. This ensures that
the proper thickness of the coating is evenly applied to the channels and recessed areas of the extrusions.
The coating is applied only after the metal substrate is first properly cleaned and chemically prepared in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. The coating is then applied to the metal and baked.
Specifications normally call for a two or three-coat combination that is baked to manufacturer's specified peak metal temperature. Color, gloss, hardness, cure, flexibility, adhesion and other checks are conducted during on-line Quality Control.
Superior Metal Technologies is an Akzo Nobel-approved applicator for
Trinar coatings. Akzo Nobel uses an exhaustive approval process before
selling TRINAR® to any spray applicators. Certificates of conformance are
then issued if the coater's process quality is of the highest standards.
Test methods are established by ASTM (American Society for Testing and
Materials). The most recognized specification is the American
Architectural Manufacturers Association
2605-98 . (opens in new window) It is a ten-year
specification titled Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and
Test Procedures for "Superior Performing Organic Coatings on Aluminum
Extrusions and Panels".
Physical Properties of the Coating:
(ASTM D1005)||1.2 mil minimum for 2 coat colors
1.6 mil minimum for 3 coat colors |
(ASTM D523) ||30 - 40%|
(ASTM D3363)||F minimum|
(ASTM D4145)||No loss of adhesion|
|Humidity Resistance |
1200 hours: (Pass - actual performance varies with pretreatment and substrate.)|
|Salt Spray Resistance |
1000 hours (Pass - actual performance varies with pretreatment and substrate.)|
2000 hours; No checking, blistering or adhesion loss|
30 liters/mil minimum|
|Color Change |
|Exterior color change not exceed 5 NBS units|
|Chalking Resistance (ASTM D4214, Method A)||
No chalking greater than #8 rating|
|Exterior Weathering |
( ASTM D4141)
|Five years, 45° South Florida|
Not to exceed 5ΔE
Spray applied TRINAR® is made with a licensed fluoropolymer resin technology and a proprietary acrylic co-polymer. This resin combination forms
the strongest molecular bond in the coatings industry. The PVDF resin is manufactured by two companies; ATO-Fina Chemicals (KYNAR 500®) and Ausimont USA (HYLAR 5000®). Only the finest quality ceramic/ inorganic pigments are used for a wide range of colors and superior color retention in concert with this unique resin combination.
Proper maintenance is vital for any coating to achieve maximum installed life performance. Contact Akzo Nobel and ask for a copy of our "Care and Maintenance" Guide for recommended methods and procedures. Color matched air-dry coatings for post construction touch-up and scratch repair are available for all Akzo Nobel building products finishes through
COSTING and WARRANTY
regarding Warranty policies will be provided by contacting Akzo Nobel Coatings'
Marketing and Sales department. For accurate installed costing
information, contact SMT (form below), or
submit an online project quote request.