Spectrum Powder Coatings recommends Super Durable XP polyester powder coatings for architectural applications. Super Durable powders are formulated to maintain greater than 50% of their original gloss following 5 years of south Florida exposure. Combined with automotive grade pigments, Super Durable powders typically meet or exceed the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2604-05 parameters. Please consult Spectrum Powder Manufacturing Ltd. to determine whether certain colours in the red, orange and yellow ranges meet the AAMA Colour Retention (ASTM D2244 Section 6.3) specification.

Powder coating is specified because of its durability, scratch resistance, gloss retention, weatherability, resistance to chalking, the unlimited range of colors, finishes, glosses and textures, the fact that it meets AAMA specifications and because it is an environmentally friendly finishing process, making it an important part of a sustainable or green building project that incorporates low-emitting products. Virtually any part and any product in your next project might lend itself to powder coating including metal and aluminum composites.


It's Easy Being Green

Powder coating has many advantages for architectural applications. Today's hot trend in architecture is sustainable buildings and low-emitting products. Powder coatings are gaining importance for those interested in creating a better, "greener" building environment.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to promoting "green buildings," which are designed, constructed and operated to boost environmental, economic, health and productivity performance over conventional buildings. This effort is spearheaded by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.