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Inside you will discover a coating technology that is unique and universal in many ways.

Our mission is to provide you with the solution to your coating needs regardless of application.

Cross-Linked Fluoropolymer Coatings have been researched for more than two decades. The FPU fluoropolymer chemistry demonstrates properties superior to its hydrocarbon counterparts.

Among these properties are superior heat, light, chemical resistance and low surface energy. However, unlike many of its counterparts, FPU does not require high temperature application; rather it is applied as any conventional urethane system but demonstrates the exceptional properties of fluoropolymer coatings.

  • Completely insensitive to UV radiation
  • Low surface energy which resists soiling and marking
  • Resistant to attack from chemicals and hydrocarbons
  • Virtually inert and non-contaminating
  • Highly flexible with outstanding impact resistance
  • Impervious to moisture and oxygen permeation
  • Extremely tough and excellent abrasion resistance
  • Hydrophobic and Oleophobic surface properties


The original FPU was invented by Dr. James Griffith, a famous scientist who worked until his retirement at the US Navy Research Laboratory (NRL) and received many top Navy awards for his work.  Mr. Howard patented a less expensive version of the polymer (illustrated at the bottom of the page) facilitating the production of a commercially viable series of products.

Lloyd's issued certificates for the FPU WC Series coating systems in Ships covering four applications: Salt Water Ballet Tanks, Refined Spirits, Crude Oil, and Void Spaces.   The Navy Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAEC) specifies FPU for welded-steel fuel tanks linings.