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A Superior Water-Based Protective Coating

Protective coatings formulated with Kynar Aquatec® PVDF latex, a fluoropolymer technology, resists dirt accumulation, mold and mildew growth and has exceptional longevity and weathering resistance due to the polymer’s unique chemical structure.

Kynar Aquatec® 
Protective Coating Benefits:

  • Exceptional Color Retention and Durability

  • Lower Maintenance Costs, Fewer Scheduled Cleanings and Recoats

  • Resists Dirt Accumulation and Mold & Mildew Growth

  • Reflective Coatings Can Lower Internal Tank Temperatures

Protective Coatings with Kynar Aquatec® latex can be formulated to meet:
SSPC Paint 36, AWWA D102-17, IEEE Std C57.12.28

Kynar Aquatec® Protective Coatings Case Studies

Protective Coating Applications requiring SSPC Paint No. 36


  • Tank exteriors

  • Rail cars and locomotives

  • Pipelines

  • Conveyors

  • Bridges

  • Wind Towers - onshore and off shore

  • Off shore platforms - exploration and production

*Complies with ISO 12944-5 C5I and C5M topcoat requirements

Protective Coating
Formulated with Kynar Aquatec® CRX
General Properties


Testing Protocol

Test Summary

Protective Coating

Chemical Resistance ASTM D5402
No topcoat visible on a test cloth
saturated with MEK after four sets of 25 double-rubs



Accelerated Weathering

ASTM D4587

Level 3A: 3000 hrs,375hr Cycles, Color Change
< 2.0 ΔE & 25% gloss from original reading



Chalking Resistance


ASTM D4214 

Maximum chalking level of 6 using Reference
Photograph No. 1



Impact Resistance 


ASTM D2794

Direct Impact Strength 4.2 kilograms of force
per square centimeter [kgf/cm2](or 60 pounds of
force per square inch [in-lb] in U.S. units)



Paint Stability


ASTM D1849

<10 Krebs Units after 30 days at 52 ± 1 °C (126 ± 2 °F)




Protective Coating made with
Kynar Aquatec® CRX vs. Competitive Resins
General Chemical Resistance

Property Testing Protocol Test Summary Kynar Aquatec® CRX Premium
Chemical Immersion ASTM D6943-15 1 hour immersions at 25°C (77°F) 100% (Wt. ) Toluene No Change Not Tested Fail
100% (Wt.) Methanol No Change No Change Fail
100% (Wt.) Gasoline No Change No Change No Change
Chemical Spot Test 16 hour spot at 25°C (77°F) 10% (Wt.) Nitric Acid Slight Yellowing Slight Yellowing Slight Yellowing
10% (Wt.) Hydrochloric Acid No Change No Change Slight Yellowing
10% (Wt.) Sodium Hydroxide Brown Discoloration Yellow Discoloration Fail