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Arkema announces Quest Construction Products as a new licensee of Kynar Aquatec® high-performance coating technology

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Arkema Inc. is pleased to announce that Quest Construction Products is now a trademark licensee of Kynar Aquatec® high-performance coating technology in North America. Quest Construction Products uses Kynar Aquatec® technology as the basis for its Kymax® brand of protective coatings for new or existing roof surfaces.

“While we have a long history of partnering with Quest Construction Products on their high-quality Kymax® coatings, it gives us great pleasure to welcome them as an official licensee of Kynar Aquatec®,” said Vince Casmirri, marketing manager of architectural coatings at Arkema Inc. “Our licensing program is a key component of our strategy to provide customers the support and innovative technology they need to succeed, and we are pleased with the outstanding recognition that Kymax coatings has achieved in the cool white roof market.”
Kynar Aquatec® is an innovative platform of emulsions for producing premium water-based coatings with low VOC levels below 100 grams/liter. Coatings formulated with these emulsions can provide the durability and performance of traditional Kynar 500® resin-based coatings and can easily be applied to a variety of substrates, including metals, plastics, wood, concrete, textiles and previously painted surfaces. Given their low-VOC waterborne character, excellent durability and weatherability, and ability to be formulated with IR reflective pigments for lasting building efficiency, the Kynar Aquatec® emulsions offer sustainable coating solutions for a wide variety of building requirements.

“We are extremely pleased to have been selected as an official trademark licensee of Kynar Aquatec® latex,” said Michelle Carlin, product manager at Quest Construction Products. “This program provides a growth platform for strong brand owners in the architectural roof coatings market by capitalizing on the proven success of Kynar® Aquatec technology by Arkema.”

Kymax® coatings are manufactured using Kynar Aquatec® emulsions to deliver the proven durability and performance of traditional Kynar® PVDF coatings. However, rather than requiring high-temperature baking, they are air-dry finishes that cure at ambient temperatures. Designed as a liquid applied roofing product over new or existing roofs, Kymax® provides the ultimate in reflectivity, color stability, algae resistance and weatherability. It is also certified to meet ENERGY STAR®, Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC), LEED® and California Title 24 reflectance and emissivity criteria.  

Vince Casmirri, marketing manager of architectural coatings at Arkema presents a Kynar Aquatec® trademark licensing plaque to Michele Carlin, product manager at Quest Construction Products, during the 2014 International Roofing Expo.

About Arkema
A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, some 14,000 employees and 10 research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of approximately $8.1 million (€6.1 billion), and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.

Kynar Aquatec® and Kynar 500® are registered trademarks of Arkema Inc.  
Kymax® is a registered trademark of Quest Construction Products.
ENERGY STAR® is a registered trademark of the U.S. EPA.
LEED® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.