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Daikin fluoropolymer coatings
OPTOOL and OPTOACE are innovative hydrophobic and oleophobic ranges of coatings developed by Daikin. Suitable for a wide range of substrates they protect the coated surfaces against damages caused, amongst other, by moisture, corrosion attacks, fingerprints marks, abrasive wear etc. These fluoro based surface modification technologies are suitable for various applications from automotive, electronics PCB, touchscreen display or bathroom ware, etc.

Electronics parts protection

Electrical and electronic components are expected to endure a very wide variety of use and conditions. Miniaturization, stricter safety norms, and consumer requirements are pushing component manufacturers to produce PCBs and systems that are more reliable with enhanced performance.

To meet the need for reliability in electronics, Daikin has developed OPTOACE, an innovative range of conformal coatings based on fluoro-polymer technology. While fluoro-coatings have been used for years on this field, OPTOACE exceeds expectations:
  • Protects electronic components from chemical and humid corrosive attacks
  • Eliminates the need for complex, sophisticated enclosures
  • Insulates and allows for reduced conductor spacing
  • Reduces weight and promotes design flexibility due to the ultra-thin layer
  • Reduces performance degradation
  • Improves production flow thanks to rapid dry

Moisture resistant at low thickness

Moisture resistant at low thickness
The most common damages in electronics are caused by water or selenic environments. OPTOACE is hydrophobic, enabling water to be repelled.
DAIKIN goes one step further, delivering a contact angle of 115° and a very low vapor permeability even at low thickness.

Non treated Fluorine solution Polyolefin OPTOACE
Water Contact angle 50-70 106 97 115
Sliding angle - 38 60 25
Rust resistance
(copper ) 5% salt water 65°C 7 days
Workability / drying time 25°C - < 1min 24h < 1min
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OPTOACE eases the production flow management and the coatings properties customization. Producers can:
  1. Adapt the level of moisture proof protection
  2. Propose insulating or conductive coatings based upon thickness (insulating coating above 5µm thickness)
  3. Benefit from a rapid curing process

Improved abrasive wear resistant

OPTOACE also demonstrates a 3X time more abrasion resistance. This grade protects those components exposed to harsher friction conditions, such as connector, speakers mesh etc.
Example Smart phone
OPTOACE
OPTOACE – Abrasive resistant
used on parts that are expected to
experience friction-induced wear.

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Case Studies from Fluoro based surface modification technologies

Durable and transparent fluoropolymer coatings for luxury chandelier: Gain long-term cleanability and premium aesthetics

Led by premiumization of the market, consumers and professionals are demanding maintenance-cost effectiveness and quality improvement of the luxury chandeliers. In this context, manufacturers and suppliers need to provide highly reliable products.

Made with crystal or glass, chandeliers can be covered with metal frames. Such materials can be exposed to corrosion in a moist or salty environment. So how can chandelier manufacturers provide the most cleanable and resistant products, that maintain a premium aesthetic in the long run?

Learn how in this case study.

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Transparent and durable fluoropolymer coatings for faucets: Gain premium aesthetics and cleanability for the long-term

Faucet manufacturers are confronted with increasing pressure by consumers demands for improvements in both performance and aesthetics.

In this context, manufacturers and suppliers need to provide highly reliable and easy-to-maintain products. So how can faucets manufacturers provide the most cleanable products, that maintain the premium aesthetic aspects for the long term? The coating applied on the faucet plays a significant part.

Learn how to improve the faucets properties in this case study.

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