Irreplaceable uses of fluoropolymers
Today, fluoropolymers are used in numerous technologies, industrial processes and everyday applications from the aviation industry to transportation, including electrical vehicles, medical devices and energy production to technical apparel to name just a few.
They are durable, chemically inert and mechanically strong in harsh conditions. These unique characteristics of fluoropolymers make them a critical material for a broad range of industries and sectors, playing a diverse and crucial role for society, with few, if any, viable alternatives.
Beyond their socio-economic value for European industry, their unique stability means that they are low-risk polymers for human health and their environment. Trying to replace them in their many applications would lead to substitution with alternatives (when available) that do not provide the same advanced performance and safety as fluoropolymers.