What is a fluoropolymer?
Fluoropolymers are a distinct subset of fluorinated polymers. They are polymers with fluorine atoms directly attached to their carbon-only backbone. With their unique physico-chemical properties, these specialty plastics are virtually chemically inert, non-wetting, non-stick, and highly resistant to temperature, fire and weather. Irreplaceable in many applications, their unique properties cannot be guaranteed by other polymers.
Where are fluoropolymers used?
Fluoropolymers are unique chemical substances used across numerous technologies, industrial processes and everyday applications from the aviation industry to transportation, medical devices and energy production and technical apparel.
INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: FLUOROPOLYMERS AND SPACECRAFT
Fluoropolymers offer the necessary resistance and durability to withstand the immense pressures bearing down on spacecrafts.
The Medical Benefits of Fluoropolymers
Imagine you were going in for a surgery. The surgical team preps an operating room and the scrub nurse lays out an array of equipment for the surgeon to use. In front of the surgeon, a choice: a cardiac patch with fluoropolymers layered into its scaffolding and one without.
The Societal Value of Fluoropolymers
How fluoropoylmers bring socio-economic value to European society