WILMINGTON, Del. — DuPont has introduced a new DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film for laminating metal roofing and building wall panels. The new product will be sold by Titan Steel and its affiliated company, Metal Alliance in the North American and Caribbean markets.
"The use of Tedlar film laminated to metal has been proven on projects in building and construction markets in Europe and Japan for decades, so it was only natural to expand the product offering to other areas of the globe, working with our partners Titan Steel and Metal Alliance in North America," said Fallyn Flaherty-Earp, global marketing manager, DuPont Tedlar.
Resistance to harsh chemicals and corrosion are two key attributes of Tedlar-laminated metal. This means that roofing and metal panels laminated with Tedlar film provide greater resistance to corrosion from seawater and salt spray, even as close as 1,500 feet from the ocean. These features — combined with resistance to fading, chalking, cracking, and blistering caused by UV exposure, plus unmatched pliability — round out an overall robust product for commercial and residential applications alike. With no coastal waterway restrictions, Tedlar film provides a powerful solution to the metal roofing and wall panel industry.
"Titan Steel is very excited to be partnering with DuPont and Metal Alliance in launching DuPont Tedlar laminated metal for exterior wall and roofing panels in North America. The Tedlar product represents a step functional increase in durability and weatherability. We see its superior fade and corrosion resistance as an excellent fit for residential and commercial coastal applications," said Drew Munera, director of technical sales at Titan Steel.
From the Incheon Basketball Hall in South Korea, to the Komoro Train Station in Nagano, Japan, the Okinawa Thermal Power Plant, built within 1,500 feet from the sea, and the iconic Pullman Hotel in Paris, France, Tedlar PVF film laminated to metal surfaces can be found all around the world. Many case studies of this application and others in the building and construction arena can be found on tedlar.com.
"In the increasingly commoditized metal panel industry, it's not often we have a chance to offer something new," said Tara Faulkner, business development manager at Metal Alliance. "That's why we're excited to work with DuPont to introduce Tedlar film for metal panel roofing and wall panels. Its track record of delivering superior protection to metal and other essential surfaces around the world, is setting a new standard for metal panel performance that architects, contractors, and consumers will greatly value."