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Lubricity

Friction represents a significant waste of power not to mention maintenance cost. In manufacturing and operating contexts where tiniest improvements help with differentiation, engineers are now concentrating their efforts in wear reduction. Fluoropolymers and materials based on fluorine, undisputably offer the mechanical strength, hardness, and fatigue resistance to help parts move better, faster and last longer.

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Low friction solutions to optimize production processes

In a production process, parts having a lower coefficient of friction benefit from longer life cycles, reduce replacement costs and increase processes' efficiency and speed.
DAIKIN fluoropolymers and expertise support the manufacturing processes involving frequent friction thanks to materials suitable for gears, seals, and bearings. Made with DAIKIN NEOFLON, gears or bearing also increase sliding speed and contribute to lower temperatures.
DAIKIN mold release agents, additives, and processing aids impart an increased slipperiness to parts being produced contributing to the improvement of manufacturing speed and quality.

Low friction materials support automotive emission challenge 

In automotive, friction cause significant losses of energy, generates emission as well as increase the overall temperature. PTFE micro  powder lubricant for improved lubricity of PC, PA, and other standard polymers

Slippery surface to improve touchscreen experience

The demand for instant data and responsiveness strains designers of touchscreens and consumer electronics to seek for the smoothest touch glide experience for their clients. Standard glass screen often slows down this feeling. DAIKIN research on fluorine material enabled the development of OPTOOL, a thin transparent coating which reduces of 50% the coefficient of friction of a glass substrate.

OUR SOLUTION

Fluoropolymers

Fluoropolymers

Fluoropolymers are widely used because of their unique non-adhesive and low friction properties as well as their superior heat, chemical and weather resistance and superior electrical properties.

Fluoro Coatings

Fluoro Coatings

DAIKIN’s fluoro coatings allow for the users to enhance the processability of the products and to impart improved characteristics to the final parts.

OPTOOL anti-smudge coating

OPTOOL anti-smudge coating

OPTOOL is an anti-smudge coating for specifically engineered-to-protect display, optical, and glass surfaces. 

Water and Oil Repellents

Water and Oil Repellents

UNIDYNE water and oil repellents impart excellent water and oil repellency as well as stain release.

Coatings resins and additives

Coatings resins and additives

ZEFFLE Series are designed to meet building and constructions most strict outdoor specifications. 

Polymer Additives

Polymer Additives

DAIKIN's lubricants additives, anti-dripping modifiers, and processing aids allow for the processors and end-users to benefit in compounded materials. 

Mold Release agents

Mold Release agents

DAIFREE is based on the fluoro technology offering efficient demolding performances for elastomers and plastics.  

Fluoropolymer Films

Fluoropolymer Films

Fluoropolymer films provide parts or production processes outstanding chemical resistance, transparency, weather resistance, heat resistance or more functions.

Priority from general material "D" : A+>A>B>C>D

Product Properties
Dynamic friction coefficient Maximum static friction coefficient

Fluoropolymer

Fluoropolymer Films

Fluoro coatings

Polymer additives

PTFE A A
PFA、FEP A A
ETFE、EFEP
CPT、PCTFE
B B
Coating Resins and Additives * B B
Water and Oil Repellents B B
OPTOOL anti-smudge coating A+ A+
Mold Release Agents B B

*measurement value of coating film blended with curing agent
The above numeric values are representative and not guaranteed.

APPLICATIONS

In the fluoro material, the balance between the carbon and fluorine electron attractiveness of -CF 2 -  is exquisite, so it becomes almost nonpolar, and the affinity with various chemicals is extremely low. That's why, the surface of fluoro material is smoothy.

  • Gears
  • Bearing
  • Touch screen
  • High temperature release film