Fluoropolymers are fluorocarbon-based polymers with multiple strong carbon-fluorine bonds. When used to coat various substrates, fluoropolymers impart high-performance characteristics.

Fluoropolymers are characterized by their resistance to heat and chemicals, and inertness, as well as their non-stick, friction-reducing properties. Typical examples of fluoropolymers include:

• PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) [akaTFE] • FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene)
• PFA (Perfluoroalkoxy)
• PVDF (Polyvinylidene Difluoride) [aka PVF2] • ECTFE (Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene)
• ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene)

Each fluoropolymer listed above has unique high-performance characteristics – some which may serve your purpose better than another. Contact a Precision Coatings engineer to discuss your application.

Key Characteristics of Fluoropolymers

  • Non-stick
  • Low Coefficient of Friction
  • Non-Wetting
  • Heat Resistant
  • Unique Electrical Properties
  • Cryogenic Stability
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Biocompatibility

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