Interpon D2000 coatings are exceeding all performance expectations 21 years after application, even in tough climates.

These Interpon D Powder Coatings were the first ultra-durable powder coatings, which incorporate the Interpon D2015 Ultriva range.

Window frames and curtain walls of the Patient Tower of Mission Hospital, California were coated with Interpon D2000 powder coatings in 1991. Recent tests carried out on the building show colour change and gloss level significantly exceed the product’s 15 year guarantee.

Not only outperforming the 15 year original product warranty, the coatings also surpass the tough technical standard of the relevant American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s AAMA2604-10 for five year Florida exposure.

After more than two decades of exposure to very warm, bright sunny weather, overall color change is still only 3.18, well below the 5.0 project guarantee and AAMA2604-10 limit. In addition, the coatings retained 59.4% of their gloss levels, where the 15 year guarantee promised >50%, and AAMA2604-10 requires >30%.

Global Architectural segment manager of AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Russell Deane said, “The 2012 test data clearly shows that Interpon D2000 has stood the test of time, and is still providing stylish protection and decoration to the building. It is a great testament to the quality of our Interpon D architectural powder coatings.”

In the last 20 years, the series has been improved and expanded on. Some of the most iconic buildings feature these powder coatings, which offer superior long-term protection for architectural applications.

Iconic Australian landmarks, such as the Eureka Tower and AAMI Park in Melbourne, show the Interpon D2000 series’ incredible track record.

AkzoNobel were the first company to develop ultra-durable powder coatings, and developed in-house the necessary polymer technology for Interpon D2000 at their Felling, UK laboratories.  Last year the company announced a significant investment in expanded polymer research facilities at the site, ensuring continued polymer innovation.