A fluoropolymer is a fluorocarbon based polymer with multiple strong carbon-florine bonds. It is characterized by a high resistance to solvents, acids, and bases.
Fluoropolymers were accidentally discovered in 1938 by Dr. Roy J. Plunkett when he was polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene to form polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE or more commonly known by the DuPont trademark, Teflon). 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 compount. Fluoropolymers may be mechanically characterized as thermosets or thermoplastics. They are often applied to manufactured metal parts by electrostatic powder coating, or attached in large sheets with epoxy to line the interior of large metal and non-metal containers.
Fluoropolymers have remarkable heat and UV resistance properties. They are used for low coefficient of friction specialty coatings. They are used primarily for exterior and architectural coatings.
Specializing in the manufacturing of fluoropolymer coatings. These coatings have remarkable heat & UV resistance properties. They are used for low coefficient of friction specialty coatings. Also, used primarily for exterior & architectural coatings.