I am regularly asked where fluoropolymer coatings are used? After all they are a relatively new coating type in the world of conformal coatings and printed circuit boards.
Well to be honest, fluorinated coatings are used in almost all industrial sectors.
- Oil & Gas
- White goods / Commercial
This list is limited and there are a lot more areas that they are used.
In terms of products that are actually coated right now in fluoropolymer coating materials there are many.
- Circuit boards
- Mobile phones
- Automotive parts (gears, rotors, pistons)
- Commercial bake-ware
- Glassware, labware
- Machine parts/components
- Printing equipment
- Sintered metal parts
- Catheters, guidewires
- Screen (metal/synthetic)
- Filter media (cloth, synthetic)
- O-rings, gaskets, seals
- Silicone rubber
- Solenoid, springs, coils
What is really interesting is that these coatings are really advancing in technology and changing all the time. Companies are tailoring the coating technology to the problem.
They are a wonderful material waiting for a project or problem to solve.
They are also being used in new and different ways.
For example, we are now experimenting with depositing the fluorinated films by plasma coating. This actually makes the bonding stronger and improves the overall performance without significant cost.
Fluoropolymer coatings are also being used in new and different ways. They are being depositing by plasma coating. This actually makes the bonding stronger and improves the overall performance without significant cost.
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