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Water and oil repellency

The stickiest food, the most viscous oil will struggle to adhere to fluorine-based materials. The ability to repel water oils and dirt is probably the most famous properties offered by fluoro-based resins and coatings.  Beyond the well-known non-stick properties used in cookware, their low coefficient of friction and inherent hydrophobicity pave the way for stunning usages.

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Why are fluoropolymer non-stick and repellent?

Fluorochemicals have smaller attraction forces between molecules (the cohesive energy between the molecules) because of the stable C-F bonds.
It generates a low surface tension. On the other hand, water and oil have a stronger cohesive energy between the molecules, and the molecules attract one another, leading to high surface tension.
Liquids are repelled because the attraction force of the liquid molecules is stronger than the treated material and form a droplet.
Microorganisms and other organisms are less likely to adhere to the surface of a fluorine material. In the case they would, they usually can digest fluorine materials slowing their growth.

Increase processes productivity

In production processes involving fluid handlings or demolding, significant improvements can be brought by materials having a lower coefficient of friction.

- Increased release rate of fluid containers (liners, coatings)
- Lowered use of lubricant for friction component (gears)
- High precision mold release and limit parts default
- Reduce residue in mold and consequently mold cleaning

Extend electronics life service

One of the main reason for electronic failure is corrosion. When the assembly breaks, humidity penetrates. It can be avoided with a hydrophobic conformal coating preventing moisture from attacking component.

Innovate with self-cleaning surfaces

Maintaining a clean aspect longer and repulse dirt is a game-changing benefit for many consumer goods application:

- Transparent or shiny substrates such as touchscreen or faucets become fingerprint free
- Buildings cladding and external films are self-cleaning
- Cookware is easier to wash even after burnt grease
- Textile and carpet resist to liquid spill and are easier to clean

Improve patient comfort

The low energy surface provided by fluoropolymer naturally help the healthcare field:

- Single-use repellent apparels protect patient and staff from bodily fluids
- Wounds are kept dry thanks to waterproof bandage
- Drug delivery system advance a more consistent and precise transfer
- Biocompatibility of implants is improved thanks as biofilm hardly adhere and can't grow

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. 

OPTOACE conformal coating

OPTOACE conformal coating

OPTOACE is a distinctive fluorochemical coating solution that has excellent moisture-proofing properties. 

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.

Product Properties
Dynamic friction coefficient Maximum static friction coefficient

Fluoropolymer

Fluoropolymer Films

Fluoro coatings

Polymer additives

PTFE 114° 40°
PFA、FEP 114° 44°
ETFE、EFEP 82°~96°
27°
CPT、PCTFE
Coating Resins and Additives * 90° 30°
Water and Oil Repellents 113° 65°
OPTOOL anti-smudge coating 116° 68°
OPTOACE confirmal coating 115° 65°
Mold Release Agents 110° 60°

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

APPLICATIONS

 With a contact angle up to 114℃  for the most performing surfaces, fluoropolymers and fluoro-based coatings rank high in the list of the low energy surface materials. The valued property that enables fluorine-based materials to repel most substances grants their users to innovate in different fields.

  • Touch screen
  • Conformal coating
  • Nonwoven surgical equipment
  • Textile for apparel
  • Outdoor applications
  • Wood deck
  • Carpet
  • Cooking ware
  • Faucet
  • Food wrap, sleeves