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.
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 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.
Priority from general material "D" ： A+＞A＞B＞C＞D
|Dynamic friction coefficient||Maximum static friction coefficient|
|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.
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.
- Touch screen
- High temperature release film