DuPont (Wilmington, Delaware, USA) announced that its Tedlar business has become a member of the Metal Construction Association (MCA) (Glenview, Illinois, USA), an organization of manufacturers and suppliers with metal products used in structures throughout the world. Formed in 1983, MCA is focused on promoting the use of metal in the building envelope through marketing, education, and public policies affecting metal’s use.
“We are proud to join MCA and continue bringing these market-leading products to the building and construction industry,” says Matt Urfali, sales and marketing vice president of the DuPont Tedlar advanced materials business. “Tedlar has over 60 years of proven performance in protecting surfaces around the world. We look forward to working closely with MCA to increase the use of metal in the construction industry.”
Since the 1960s, Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film has been tested and proven effective in protecting surfaces, including metal, in highly corrosive and demanding exterior applications. When laminated to metal coil, the PVF film provides superior performance vs. many other premium industrial coatings, according to the company.
Tedlar is extremely resistant to chemicals and is flexible, meaning it forms to any panel shape without compromising film integrity on sharp bends. This film has been chosen for projects requiring premium protection of metal building materials used in corrosive environments, including structures built within 1,500 ft (457.2 m) of the ocean. Tedlar is produced in the United States and in stock, making it an optimal solution for today’s metal building industry.
Known for offering long-lasting aesthetic protection for architectural applications, Tedlar is available in a range of popular colors and can preserve and extend a building’s appearance for the lifetime. These films are highly weatherable and dirt-shedding, therefore reducing maintenance costs and protecting structural investments.
Sources: DuPont, www.dupont.com; MCA, www.metalconstruction.org.