Halar® ECTFE is a partially fluorinated semi-crystalline polymer offering a unique combination of mechanical properties, permeation resistance, thermal and chemical resistance, and versatility.
Halar® ECTFE is a melt processable fluoropolymer manufactured by Solvay Solexis. Its unique combination of properties is credited to its chemical structure, a 1:1 alternating copolymer of ethylene and chlorotrifluoroethylene. Halar® coatings provide outstanding chemical resistance. It is resistant to strong mineral and oxidizing acids, alkalis, metal etchants, liquid oxygen, and essentially all organic solvents except hot amines. Halar® coatings provide good electrical properties, a broad use temperature range from cryogenic to 300°F (150°C), meets the requirements of UL-94V-O vertical flame test in thicknesses as low as 7 mils (0.18mm) and in some cases meets USP Class VI and FDA food contact (21 CFR) requirements. It is a tough material with excellent impact strength.
These characteristics have made Halar® the material of choice for many applications across multiple industries. It has been widely utilized in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and microelectronics industries for chemical resistance. Since 1990 Halar® powder coatings have been successfully used for corrosion protection of exhaust duct systems that must meet the FM 4922 fire safety standard. Halar® coatings have also been used to replace PVDF sheet linings in ultrapure water (UPW) systems.
As you can see, Halar® is a versatile material with almost limitless applications. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about Halar® coatings.