New LifeASSURE PFC sterilising-grade air and gas filters from diversified technology company 3M features an advanced ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene
(ECTFE) membrane, combining reliable microorganism retention with high airflow performance, efficiency and durability.
Agru Kunststofftechnik GmbH, an Austrian manufacturer of high-quality pipes, fittings, membranes and semi-finished products made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) and ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene
(ECTFE), has launched its new Sureline pipe range in the Middle East.
Critical applications requiring high temperature stability to filter caustic gases or fluids, such as in the semiconductor, chemical processing, and petroleum/gas industries, have traditionally used polymers such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), perfluoroalkoxy copolymer (PFA), and ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene
Fluoropolymer coatings such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyvinyl acetate (PFA), polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), fluorinated ethylene propylene (FED, ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) and ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene
(ECTFE), as well as hybrids incorporating polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) and ceramic, are in high demand.
For example, polymers formed by copolymerizing tetrafluoroethylene, hexafluoropropylene, chlorotrifluoroethylene
, perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether), vinylidene fluoride, or vinyl fluoride with olefin monomers can be used.
To make the dispersions, equimolar amounts of chlorotrifluoroethylene
and a variety of functionalized vinyl ethers were polymerized.