The unique properties of fluoropolymers make them crucial for the safe storage and handling of chemicals through protective equipment and linings. Their chemical stability allows them to be resistant to some of the most corrosive substances on the market, protecting works and equipment from harm.
Their stability, durability, high non-stick and non-wetting properties provide a number of benefits including:
Lower fuel emissions and fuel economy from weight saving
Lower exhaust emissions (both carbon and NOx gasses)
Better engine performance
Increased comfort and noise reduction
Permits use of alternative fuels (like bio-diesel)
Increased safety (e.g. through reliable performance of parts)
Cleaner environment by avoiding leakage (e.g. oil or coolant leaks)
Fluoropolymers and the future of the industry
Fluoropolymers are crucial enablers of low-carbon mobility as they permit the use of alternative fuels such as biofuels but are also essential to electromobility as key components of innovative batteries and fuel cells.
- Battery development: High-performance cathode binders, battery gaskets, fuel cell membranes are critical technologies where fluoropolymers are non-replaceable.