FluoroTechnology consists of a diverse group of chemistries and products that are based on the unique and powerful fluorine-carbon bond. The use and manipulation of this bond gives fluorinated chemistries their distinct properties.
One example of FluoroTechnology is Fluoropolymers. These high molecular weight plastics provide products with chemical resistance, thermal stability and resilience. The use of fluoropolymers allows for the creation of a number of key products, including:
- Electronics with high frequency signal transmission and smudge-resistant touch screens
- Outdoor apparel with breathable barriers against rain and wind
- Defibrillators, pacemakers and imaging devices that rely on high frequency signals
- Insulated wire and cable in cars, trucks and airplanes
- Cookware and small appliances with non-stick surfaces
Fluorotelomers-based products are another type of FluoroTechnology that provides consumer products with surface modification and protection, water and oil repellency and soil resistance and release. The use of fluorotelomers allows for the creation of a number of key products, including:
- Food packaging materials that are oil- and grease-resistant
- Hospital garments and drapes that protect against disease transmission
- First responder protective gear that maintains performance in extreme conditions
- Improved firefighting foams
- Carpets and textiles that are oil- and stain-resistant
Given the benefits of these chemistries, members of the FluoroCouncil have continued to innovate and create new FluoroTechnology with significantly improved health and safety profiles.
Read more about the various uses of these chemistries.