Appl. Sci. 2012, 2(2), 496-512; doi:10.3390/app2020496

Overview of the Development of the Fluoropolymer Industry

Polymer Research Institute, Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, 6 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
Received: 23 April 2012; in revised form: 3 May 2012 / Accepted: 14 May 2012 / Published: 29 May 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organo-Fluorine Chemical Science)
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Abstract: The present review briefly describes the development of the fluoropolymer industry in the past 70 years. Discussed are industrial fluoropolymers including polytetrafluoroethylene, polychlorotrifluoroethylene, polyvinylidenefluoride, polyvinylfluoride, ETFE, ECTFE, FEP, PFA, THV, Teflon AF and Cytop. Nafion is included as a special functional fluoropolymer material. These industrial fluoropolymers are introduced in the order of their discovery or time of first production, included are their chemical structures, thermal properties, mechanical properties, electrical and electronic properties, optical properties, chemical resistance, oxidative stabilities, weather stabilities, processabilities and their general applications. The main manufacturing companies for the different types of fluoropolymer products are also mentioned.
Keywords: fluorine chemistry; fluoropolymer; fluorine industry

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