Fluoropolymer

Fluoropolymer

A fluoropolymer is a fluorocarbon based polymer with multiple strong carbon-fluorine bonds. It is characterized by a high resistance to solvents, acids, and bases.

Properties

Fluoropolymers share the properties of fluorocarbons in that they are not as susceptible to the van der Waals force as hydrocarbons. This contributes to their non-stick and friction reducing properties. Also, they are stable due to the stability multiple carbon-fluorine bonds add to a chemical compound. Fluoropolymers may be mechanically characterized as thermosets or thermoplastics. Fluoropolymers can be homopolymers or copolymers.

Applications

 

  • chemical handling and wire insulation and jacketingfinish for colorful metal buildings.
  • long life finishing on metal curtain walls for tall buildings and large industrial parks.
  • painted aluminum extrusions such as windows and storefronts.
  • a common finish used for metal coating at airports, malls, banks, churches, sporting stadiums, office buildings, hotels and restaurants.
  • an excellent choice for energy efficient cool roofing coatings.
  • chemically resistant to halogens (chlorine, bromine, fluorine, iodine) and strong acids even at high temperatures.
  • PVDF resins are offered as pellets for easy handling in compounding, molding and extrusion processes and as a fine powder for making solutions or adding to other materials to make high performance composites.