What is Ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene? (ECTFE)
Ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene- Chemical Compound (ECTFE)
Ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE) is a partially fluorinated semi-crystalline polymer developed for chemical resistance and introduced in 1970.
ECTFE is sold under various brand names, Halar® being the most popular; it is a melt-processable Fluoropolymer that can be handled by conventional techniques such as:
- Compression molding
- Injection molding
Our Fluorinoid® FL346, virgin ECTFE has high purity, chemical resistance and fire resistance making it ideal in the semi-conductor market.
ECTFE is vastly superior in coating applications requiring chemical resistance in corrosive applications.
Fluorocarbon Surface Technologies, part of the Fluorocarbon Group can also provide F-LON® 7000 as a standard coating and F-LON 7070® as an FDA compliant coating. Other application-specific coatings are available offering chemical and corrosion resistance over a wide temperature range, typically -50°C to +150°C for more information click here
Key features are:
- Excellent Chemical resistance
- Excellent resistance to ozone, sunlight, and weather
- Low dielectric constant and high dielectric strength
- Very low permeation value
- Radiation resistance
- Surface smoothness
Another benefit of ECTFE is weldability; resistance, infrared and hot gas welding are all possible. It also has excellent machinability, allowing for easier fabrication of components.
Typical applications include:
- Oil & Gas- Insulated wire, chemical storage equipment, control line encapsulation and other Coatings.
- Semi-conductor- Tooling, wire and cable, bearings and valve seats.
- Food and Beverage- Air and gas filters
- Automotive- Fuel management, wire insulation, O-rings, diaphragms, and seals.
- Chemical processing- Piping systems for aggressive chemicals, coating of storage vessels,