Valspar Corp. is celebrating 50 years of its Fluropon coatings. Since the flagship architectural coating launched in 1965, the company’s Fluropon exterior coatings have become the industry standard for both metal coil coating and aluminum extrusion applications, according to the company.

“It’s been exciting to be involved with a product whose first response was ‘What is this stuff?’ to one that became the basis of fluoropolymer specifications as used by architects all over the world today,” says market manager for metal buildings John Kelly, who has been in the industry for more than 50 years.

To commemorate its anniversary, the website Fluropon50.com will provide information on Fluropon products and specifications, BIM content, blog posts and other news. Valspar also will share notable projects showcasing the coatings throughout the decades, such as the Aspen Art Museum, completed in 2014 and the Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates, completed in 2011, among many others.