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
- Low Coefficient of Friction
- Heat Resistant
- Unique Electrical Properties
- Cryogenic Stability
- Chemical Resistance