15000 Aviation Project

NeverFade® Façade Restoration Coatings Project Recognized with Technology Publishing Company Elevation Award

The exterior restoration of a 1970s “high-tech” architecture building using NeverFade® Metal Restoration Coatings from APV Engineered Coatings has received an Elevation Award in the program’s Renovation/Retrofit category.

The annual award program, sponsored by Technology Publishing Company and the Commercial Painting Industry Association, recognizes the best work in commercial painting, in addition to the people behind the coating jobs – the architects, painting contractors, interior designers, decorative artisans, manufacturers and suppliers.

The renovation of the former Federal Aviation Administration West Coast headquarters (now known as 15000 Aviation) in Hawthorne, California, was conducted by Stuart Dean Company, a national provider of renowned interior and exterior architectural restoration services. Stuart Dean refinished the building’s 40,000-square-foot Class One clear anodized aluminum exterior from the ground floor to the roof, including all window surrounds, window frames, façade panels, soffit panels and turns.

To help the renovated exterior surfaces keep their newly pristine condition for decades to come, Stuart Dean used a custom-formulated NeverFade® Coating System from APV Engineered Coatings. The coatings contain Kynar Aquatec®, a water-based polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin from Arkema, Inc., which, when combined with the coating’s inorganic pigments, gives NeverFade® the ability to resist film erosion, chalking and fading caused by harsh UV exposure.

“15000 Aviation is a striking piece of historical architecture, and we were honored to take part in its restoration,” said Erin Neff, Director of Marketing and Business Development, APV Engineered Coatings. “We were delighted that APV, along with our project partners at Stuart Dean and Arkema, received this special recognition from this annual competition that continues to raise the bar for industry excellence.”

Stuart Dean, a NeverFade® Certified Applicator, received special training from APV to learn about the chemistry behind the product. They also learned details around pre-job testing, color matching, application mock-ups, on-the-job troubleshooting, and post-installation quality assurance, all of which provides confidence that NeverFade® will perform throughout its 20+ year lifecycle.

“It is a pleasure and of tremendous value to be a member of this partnership with APV and Arkema,” added Chris Incorvaia, National Manager, Façade Restoration, Stuart Dean Company. “We are grateful for everyone’s efforts and contributions on this project and the award.”
For more information on how the project team of APV, Stuart Dean and Arkema helped to preserve this piece of modern history, read the 15000 Aviation project report.

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 www.apvcoatings.com or www.neverfadecoatings.com. Join the conversation by using #NeverfadeCoatings, #KynarAquatec and follow us @APVCoatings.

NeverFade® is a registered trademark belonging to APV Engineered Coatings Inc. sold under a trademark license from Arkema Inc., owner of the Kynar® and Kynar Aquatec® registered trademarks.


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