21 years after application, Interpon D2000 coatings, the technology series which incorporates the Interpon D2015 Ultriva range, are still exceeding all performance expectations — even in tough climates.
Tests carried out on the Mission Hospital building in California this summer show that both colour change and gloss level significantly exceed the products' 15 year guarantee.
Interpon D Powder Coatings were the very first ultra-durable powder coatings. In 1991, the window frames and curtain walls of the Patient Tower of Mission Hospital, California were coated with Interpon D2000 powder coatings.
New tests measuring the products' colour change and gloss levels demonstrated remarkable results. The coatings outperform not only the 15-year original product warranty, but also far surpass the tough technical standard of the relevant American Architectural Manufacturers Association's AAMA2604-10 for 5 year Florida exposure.
After more than two decades of exposure to very warm, bright sunny weather, overall colour change is still only 3.18, well below the 5.0 project guarantee and AAMA2604-10 limit. In addition, the coatings retained 59.4 per cent of their gloss levels, where the 15 year guarantee promised more than 50 per cent, and AAMA2604-10 requires less than 30 per cent.
"The 2012 test data clearly shows that Interpon D2000 has stood the test of time, and is still providing stylish protection and decoration to the building," Russell Deane, global architectural segment manager at AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, said.
"It is a great testament to the quality of our Interpon D architectural powder coatings."
The Interpon D2000 series has been improved and expanded in the last 20 years, and some of the most iconic buildings in recent times feature these outstanding coatings, which offer superior long-term protection for architectural applications.
The Interpon D2000 series has built its own enviable track record with iconic Australian landmarks such as the Eureka Tower and AAMI Park in Melbourne.
AkzoNobel were the first company to develop ultra-durable powder coatings, and developed in-house the necessary polymer technology for Interpon D2000 at their Felling, UK laboratories. Last year the company announced a significant investment in expanded polymer research facilities at the site, ensuring continued polymer innovation.