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Advanced Fluoropolymers for Chemical Processing Industry: Chemours at Achema 2018

Published on 2018-06-12. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  High Heat Materials    Metal Replacement    

Fluoropolymers - Key Ingredient for Smart Device Innovations
Fluoropolymers - Key Ingredient for Smart Device Innovations
The Chemours Company is presenting its comprehensive portfolio of advanced fluoropolymer solutions for the Chemical Processing Industry at Achema 2018 (hall 9.0, stand E11). These include Teflon™ coatings, Teflon™ fluoropolymers (PTFE, FEP, PFA, FFR), Tefzel™ ETFE, Viton™ fluoroelastomers and Krytox™ PFPE high-performance lubricants. In a free seminar "Managing Corrosion and Fouling with Teflon™ Fluoropolymer Solutions" at the fair, the company explains the advantages of Teflon™ solutions with recent case studies.

80 Years of Enhanced Corrosion Protection

The year 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of the discovery of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) by Dr. Roy Plunkett. This was the first fully fluorinated fluoropolymer and remains one of the most valuable and versatile materials ever invented. In the Chemical Processing Industry, fluoropolymers help protect manufacturing systems against corrosion, minimizing leakages, emissions and maintenance costs while enhancing processing efficiency and product quality. Teflon™ fluoropolymers are virtually inert to the most aggressive organic and inorganic chemicals and solvents over a wide temperature range.

Unique Advantages of Teflon™ Fluoropolymers

  • Components or liners made from Teflon™ fluoropolymers offer outstanding corrosion resistance, providing a solution that is often more universal and more economical than many exotic metals and alloys. 
  • Available in powder, pellets and liquid dispersion form, these are suitable for a huge range of component sizes and shapes. 
  • Fluoropolymers are non-brittle and are resistant to impact and thermal shock. 
  • Their low coefficient of friction assures ease of operation in moving parts such as ball or plugs valves, while their inherent non-stick properties prevent deposits from forming and facilitate cleaning. 
  • Special grades of fluoropolymers from Chemours have been developed to meet ATEX directives.

Corrosion Protection Seminar

A seminar entitled "Managing Corrosion and Fouling with Teflon™ Fluoropolymer Solutions" hosted by Chemours at Achema 2018 explains the advantages of Teflon™ fluoropolymers in solutions for corrosion protection. The seminar focuses on future trends and current fluoropolymer applications in Chemical Process Industry (CPI), current case studies of linings, use of Teflon™ fluoropolymers in heat exchangers to manage corrosion and fouling as well as failure analysis of fluoropolymer components.

Highest Temperature and Chemical Resistance

Numerous grades of Viton™ fluoroelastomers are available which differ in terms of their chemical resistance and mechanical properties so that they can meet requirements for specific applications and processes. With their wide temperature resistance from -30°C to +220°C and their resistance to a wide range of aggressive chemicals, they are suitable for sealing applications in the chemical and general industrial sectors.

Source: Chemours Company
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