Fluorocarbon is one of the largest fluoropolymer processors, operating from 3 manufacturing sites: 2 in the UK and 1 in Europe, and partners globally, we aim to offer our customers high quality, cost effective solutions.
Fluorocarbon specialises in the manufacture of complex machined components, PTFE seals, slide bearings, skidway systems and high-performance coatings.
With over 60 years of experience and customers who are worldwide market leaders, we ensure our products and services are focused on meeting their increasing demands.
The current ongoing focus of researchers and regulators into PFAS, which have been used in industry and consumer products since the 1940s because of their useful properties, has prompted concerns about the use and future of Fluoropolymers.
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are two of the most used chemicals in the PFAS group, however, due to widespread presence in the environment and ecosystem these are being phased out.
Fluorocarbon’s fluoropolymers contain no PFOS or PFOA chemicals.
If the weight of a single aircraft is reduced by just one kilogram it will produce 25 tons less carbon dioxide throughout its lifetime!
The potential to reduce CO2 emissions means that manufacturers are constantly looking for lighter and more durable materials. Along with CO2 reduction, thermoplastics and other polymer materials also save costs and reduce fuel consumption making an extremely positive impact in the aerospace industry.
Beyond weight reduction, polymers deliver strong value in a variety of applications due to their unique characteristics. Polymers often provide better performance than metal components in terms of corrosion and fatigue resistance, insulative properties, and strength.