APV Engineered Coatings Partners With ARCAT® And SpecWizard® To Simplify NeverFade® Coatings Specification Process

AKRON, Ohio – Architects and engineering specifiers now have an easier, faster way to incorporate NeverFade® Façade Restoration Coatings into their project specs. APV Engineered Coatings, the manufacturer of NeverFade® Coatings, has partnered with ARCAT® and its SpecWizard® program to make information about the high-performance coating system easily viewable and downloadable through a portal on the SpecWizard® website. The program is free to use, and no registration is required to use it.

With a few simple clicks, specifiers can select the appropriate primer and topcoat products, indicate how color will be determined, as well as define sheens needed for their project. SpecWizard® will then generate an accurate, job-specific, CSI 3-Part or Canadian CSC formatted construction product specification in MS-Word or other word processing format. The portal also provides additional product information and lets specifiers send requests to APV through a secure message function.

“Specification is a critical part of planning for a restoration project and sometimes the most time-consuming,” said Erin Brown-Neff, Director of Marketing & Business Development, APV Engineered Coatings. “Using ARCAT’s SpecWizard will help architects and engineering specifiers through this process in a more cost- and time-efficient manner. We are delighted to support the AEC community with this new resource.”

To see how easy it is to specify NeverFade® Coatings and build a formal project specification using SpecWizard®, view this video.

About NeverFade® Façade Restoration Coatings
NeverFade® Façade Restoration Coatings are water-based, low-VOC, coating systems that provide the durability of a factory finish in a field-applied product. They contain Kynar Aquatec® PVDF resin, a tough, engineered thermoplastic that maintains high stability when exposed to harsh thermal, chemical and ultraviolet environments. NeverFade® Coatings contain complex inorganic pigments and UV blocking additives to inhibit fading and extend lifecycles of building facades. The unique chemistry also resists staining, dirt pickup, mold growth, and can prevent corrosion. NeverFade® can be custom color matched in bold colors, even metallics. APV is so confident in the UV resistance of NeverFade® that it offers an unprecedented 15-year warranty on color performance, which is fully transferable and covers all product and labor costs.

About ARCAT® and SpecWizard®
ARCAT® is the leading online resource of free building product information and offers a wide variety of tools for the AEC community. Its SpecWizard® tool automatically configures a complete CSI 3-Part formatted specification in minutes. For more information, visit

About APV Engineered Coatings
Founded in 1878, APV Engineered Coatings custom formulates and manufactures industrial coatings and advanced chemical products in Akron, Ohio. APV is a partner to some of the world’s top-producing manufacturers due to its expertise in chemical and coating composition, the commercialization of advanced materials and large-scale production. The company’s innovative solutions have been integrated into a variety of industries for unique applications, such as aerospace, innovative textiles, and high-end building products. A licensee of Arkema Inc. in the use of Kynar® emulsion technology, APV has been developing and commercializing high-performance Kynar® resin-based coatings for field and factory applications for more than a decade. For more information, call 800-772-3452 or visit or Join the conversation by using #NeverfadeCoatings #KynarAquatec and follow us @APVCoatings.

NeverFade® is a registered trademark of APV Engineered Coatings Inc.
Kynar® and Kynar Aquatec® are registered trademarks of Arkema Inc.


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Linda Barlow

Erin Neff
330-773-8911 x244

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