ECTFE (Halar®) coatings used as heavy-duty corrosion protection coating and chemical protection coating for your products and work pieces.
ECTFE coating or Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene is a Fluoropolymer coating and is analogous to the brand name Halar®, from the company Solvey. ECTFE (Halar®) coatings are known for their usage as chemical protection coating from caustics, oxidizing agents and most solvents and as corrosion protection coating. Halar® coatings due to its properties are used in the chemical, filter, pump, medical and semi-conductor industries. Halar® coatings exhibit very good electrically insulating or antistatic properties, very good UV resistance for exterior use, is machinable and has a very high purity.
Halar® coatings are also available for contact with food, in line with the US FDA. For medical applications, Halar® medical Black is both electrically insulating and sterilizable.
Furthermore, ECTFE (Halar®) coatings have a very good temperature resistance up to 150° and are nearly insensitive to common acids and alkalis
Halar® coatings can be applied in layer thicknesses from 300 to over 1000 µm.
ECTFE (Halar®) as chemical protection coating
Due to their good resistance to acids and bases, ECTFE (Halar®) coatings are very well suited as chemical protection coatings, wherever damage by chemicals is to be expected.
Some of the main applications of Halar® coatings are interior tank and pipe coatings, various containers, vessels or equipment, in short, wherever aggressive chemicals are used and there is a need for a chemical protection coating. Another advantage of ECTFE (Halar®) as a chemical protection coating is its excellent non-stick properties, which can provide additional benefits for use in the above-mentioned industries.
ECTFE (Halar®) as corrosion protection coating
Corrosion protection Coatings based on ECTFE (Halar®) offer reliable protection for surfaces against corrosion. The lifetime of components in areas threatened by corrosion can thus be significantly extended.
Corrosion protection Coatings based on fluoroplastics such as ECTFE (Halar®) have excellent thermoplastic properties and allow layer thicknesses of up to 2mm.
ECTFE (Halar®) is electrically insulating or with an anti-static version according to ATEX-2014-34-EU Guidelines.
The electrically conductive and electrically insulating properties of ECTFE (Halar®) coatings make them suitable for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Electrically insulating coatings with ECTFE (Halar®) can achieve an electrical breakdown force of up to 35 kV / mm. The antistatic version of the Halar® coating can achieve a surface resistance of approximately 106 Ω to 106 Ω.
Halar® coatings comply with ATEX-2014-34-EU, for most electronic equipment.
ECTFE (Halar® medical Black) is an electrically insulating coating that is sterilizable.
Halar® medical Black can be sterilized. Furthermore, these coatings show no color change due to sterilization.
The electrical insulation capacity of the ECTFE coating is maintained.
Besides, the high purity of Halar® coatings allows their use in sensitive applications such as electrosurgery medical tools, for example on mono and bipolar devices.
Adelhelm also offers adPrint, which is a thin-film printing on medical devices, which are sterilizable and biocompatible. Please ask us how we can satisfy your needs.