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Fluoropolymers for Electrical


Materials for the challenges of electrical applications

Materials for the challenges of electrical applications

With the rapid development of electronic information equipment, the requirements for high-performance chemical materials in the electronic field are also urgent. Fluoropolymers provide solutions to the needs of the electronics industry for higher operating temperatures, better electrical properties, and chemical resistance.

In the electronic industry, thanks to the characteristics of dielectric constant, fire resistance and thermal stability, fluoropolymers have a wide range of applications, such as electrical insulation, wires and cables, flexible printed circuits, ultrapure components for semiconductor manufacture, condensers, batteries, barrier films for packaging of sensitive electronic parts, films for photovoltaic modules.

Fluoropolymers for Electrical Solutions

Materials/TypeRelated CharacteristicsApplications
  • Excellent insulation properties
  • High thermal stability
  • Low smoke during combustion
  • High durability
  • Fire resistant properties
  • Used in cable insulation for electrical and computer industries
  • Used in plenum cable insulation for the confined and densely packed spaces of building infrastructures
  • Used as hookup wire, interconnecting wire, thermocouple wire, computer wire, and molded parts for electrical and electronic components in electrical industries
  • High dielectric constant
  • Used as a primary insulator in computer cables and industrial control wiring for low-frequency applications
  • Flexibility
  • Fire resistant properties
  • High durability
  • Environmental resistance
  • Used as flexible and flame resistant insulation for wires and cables in the automotive, train, and air industries
  • Used as tubing and wiring components of spacecraft and spacesuits in the aerospace industry
  • Used as electrical and electronic components, such as sockets, connectors, and switch components
PCTFE coatings
  • Anti-smudge
  • Smoothness
  • Resistance to abrasion
  • Used in coatings to protect moisture sensitive liquid crystal display (LCD) panels in televisions, computers, and other electronic devices
  • Used for coating electroluminescent lamps in commercial signage and safety exit signs
PCTFE films
  • Excellent electrical insulation properties
  • Chemical resistance
  • Stability
  • Hydrophobicity
  • Used for the packaging of corrosion-sensitive electronic components that may be exposed to moisture or harsh environments
  • Used to protect the moisture-sensitive liquid crystal display panels of portable computers
  • Low water absorption
  • Low dielectric constant and dielectric loss in a wide frequency range
  • Used as insulation for airframe and computer wires, and in electronic components
  • Used as cast PTFE films for electronics metallized with aluminum
Fluorosilicone elastomers
  • Low dielectric loss
  • High electrical resistivity
  • Low water absorption
  • Used as electrical connectors for automotive and aerospace applications
Fluorocarbon elastomers
  • Heat resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Electrical insulation properties
  • Used in electrical insulations for low voltages and frequencies when resistance to heat and aggressive chemicals is required
Sheathing for fiber optics
  • High lubricity
  • Chemical resistance
  • Used to protect fiber optics from environmental extremes including temperature, pressure, radiation, and moisture absorption

The typical markets and industries for fluoropolymer applications are very wide, including medical, aerospace, energy, automotive, fluid management, electrical, chemical industry, food & drink, building & construction, etc. Click here or email us for more details.

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