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Fluorocarbon Hydrogen Solutions

May 2024

Hydrogen applications often require the use of high-performance plastics.

Our range of Fluorinoid® high-performance plastics can provide solutions for challenging hydrogen applications, from production to storage, transportation to end-use.

PTFE in the Solar Industry

April 2024

PTFE is extremely resistant to the elements. Unlike other plastic’s UV resistance that can become brittle and crack when exposed to UV radiation, PTFE remains flexible and durable making it ideal for many applications, such as protecting exterior components from rain, snow, dirt, and other environmental conditions.

CNC Turning and Milling - Advantages and Applications

July 2023

In the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining process, production equipment and tools are moved according to pre-programmed computer software. The procedure can be used to operate a variety of complicated machinery, including mills, CNC routers, lathes, and grinders.

What are the advantages and applications of CNC Turning and Milling?

PTFE uses, advantages and limitations

May 2023

Polytetrafluoroethylene, PTFE, or Teflon® as it is often referred to, is a tough, ductile material with excellent thermal properties and outstanding resistance to chemicals and the passage of electric current. PTFE has an exceptionally low coefficient of friction, believed to be lower than any other solid.

Fluoropolymers and PFAS

April 2023

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.

Polymers reducing CO2 in the Aerospace industry

January 2023

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.

The benefits and applications of PFA

October 2022

PFA was invented in 1938 by DuPont as a melt processable version of PTFE and is sold under the Teflon brand name. 

PFA is a co-polymer product of PTFE. The co-monomer perfluoroalkyl vinyl ether interferes in the crystallinity and molecular weight to achieve good mechanical properties and melt processability without sacrificing thermal performance and chemical resistance...

Why use PEEK as a bearing cage material?

July 2022

PEEK has been successfully used as a replacement material for bearing cages for many years. In addition to its high performance characteristics it offers weight reduction along with cost savings compared to traditional bearing cage materials such as brass and aluminium.