Fluoropolymers / Alfa Chemistry

Fluoropolymers for Energy


Materials for the challenges of energy applications

Materials for the challenges of energy applications

As the energy demand for current and future social development continues to increase, the demand for new advanced materials also increases accordingly. Fluoropolymers are special advanced functional materials for alternative energy applications.

With the development of human society, the demand for energy continuously, which puts forward higher requirements for the development of energy storage technology. In order to sustainably meet future energy needs, after years of exploration and development, fluoropolymers have occupied a vital position in the energy field, such as solar energy, wind energy, and energy storage batteries, etc.

Fluoropolymers for Solar/Wind Energy Solutions

Materials/TypeRelated CharacteristicsApplications
  • Excellent weatherproof properties
  • Excellent photostability
  • Topcoat glazing for solar panels
  • Backlayer of photovoltaic modules to provide electrical insulation and moisture protection.
Fluoropolymer coating
  • Anticorrosion
  • Weatherability
  • Fluoride products with excellent durability can be used in wind turbines operating under severe conditions
Fluorinated oil
  • Excellent durability
  • Lubricity
  • Fluorinated oil is a stable lubricant, with stable thermally and chemically, used in wind power generation systems.
Fluoropolymer-coated bag filters
  • Excellent durability
  • Used in coal-based power plants to remove fly ash from hot flue gas emissions
  • Used in pressure pipes in flue gas heat exchangers to desulfurize emissions.
Fluoropolymer materials (PFA, FEP, etc.)
  • High-temperature resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Insulated wire made of fluoropolymer materials
  • Used to protect conductors from high temperature, chemicals and abrasion to improve the quality of engines, generators and other electromechanical systems.
Fluoropolymer-based wire harness/cable assemblies
  • high dielectric insulation
  • Excellent durability
  • Insulating capability
  • Low friction
  • Light-weight
  • Can reduce the impact of vibration and provide high dielectric insulation
  • Provide protection from harsh environments
  • Available in spiral cut and convoluted forms for cable wrap thanks to the low friction and light-weight.

Fluoropolymers for Battery Material Solutions

Materials/TypeRelated CharacteristicsApplications
  • Flexibility
  • High energy density
  • The binders to the negative (anode) and positive (cathode) electrodes
  • Applied in almost all commercial lithium batteries
  • Flexibility
  • High energy density
  • The binders to the negative (anode) and positive (cathode) electrodes
  • Applied in almost all commercial lithium batteries
Perfluorosulfonic acid resin
  • Good chemical stability
  • Good thermal stability
  • Voltage drop
  • High conductivity
  • High mechanical strength
  • Can be used under harsh conditions such as strong acid, strong alkali, strong oxidant medium and high temperature
  • Solid electrolytes in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells
  • To produce clean energy from hydrogen effectively
CTFE-based membranes
  • Chemical stability
  • Thermal stability
  • CTFE-based membranes used in solid alkaline fuel cells (SAFC)
Fluoropolymer-based heat shrinks(PFA, FEP, etc.)
  • Hydrophobicity
  • Chemical resistance
  • Thermal stability
  • Used to encapsulate battery packs.
  • To protect the battery pack from moisture and chemicals
  • To provide thermal insulation.

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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