MINNEAPOLIS – The Valspar Corp. is celebrating 50 years of Fluropon® 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings. Since the flagship architectural coating launched in 1965, Valspar’s Fluropon exterior coatings have become the industry standard for both metal coil coating and aluminum extrusion applications.
To commemorate its golden anniversary, Fluropon50.com will provide information on Fluropon products and specifications, BIM content, blog posts and other news to celebrate Fluropon’s 50th year. Valspar will also share notable projects showcasing Fluropon throughout the decades including the Aspen Art Museum in 2014, Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates in 2011, the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis in 2006, Taipei 101 in Taiwan in 2004, Globe Life Park in 1994, the Tokyo Dome Stadium in 1985, the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit in 197; and the Watergate Towers in D.C. in 1971.
In 1965, Pennwalt’s corporate headquarters in Philadelphia was the first project to feature Fluropon commercially. The building was brown, one of only five colors available at the time. Today, there are more than 50,000 active code offerings from neutral to bright colors, micas, metallics and pearlescent coatings.