Fluorolink® is a range of versatile products based on perfluoropolyether technology. The chemistry of these products, when applied to a surface treatment or incorporated into a formulation, provides exceptional properties to the material.
Used as a surface treatment for natural stone, metal, glass and plastic, it enhances properties such as a lower surface energy, higher contact angle, reduced coefficient of friction, increased bio-compatibility and better oleo-hydrophobicity.
- Stain release for textiles, wall coverings, furnishings and hard surfaces such as tiles, glass, granite and stone.
- Paint additive for oil / water repellency and stain release
- Glass treatment
- Anti-graffiti coating additive
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Fluorolink®, as a surface treating agent, can be water or solvent based, either dissolved or dispersed. The protective perfluoropolyether layer can be provided by Fluorolink® alone or by its combination with other conventional treating agents.
As a building block, small amounts of Fluorolink® polymer modifiers can modify and improve the friction coefficient, the oleo-hydro repellency, the anti-stick and the stain release properties of various polymer systems such as polyurethane, polyesters, etc. Higher amounts can lead to modification of bulk properties, for example mechanical properties (lower Tg), lower refractive index and gas permeability and exceptional chemical resistance to the corresponding materials. Its perfluorinated organic molecules are chemically and thermally stable. They combine the typical properties of fluorinated compounds with unusual physical properties such as low glass transition temperature, low viscosity, low refractive index, and high gas permeability.
Fluorolink® PFPE products are not manufactured with, do not contain, and do not degrade to PFOA, PFOS or C8 telomer-like structures.
Fluorolink® PFPE can be water-based or neat. The protective perfluoropolyether layer can be provided by Fluorolink® PFPE alone or by its combination with other conventional treating agents.
Fluorolink® is a bifunctional PFPE specifically designed for use as a reactive monomer for polymer modification.
It combines the typically unique properties of fluorinated materials with the high versatility of a wide range of reactive and non-reactive end-groups. Fluorolink® PFPE is a suitable reactive additive for polycondensation polymers and others. All these benefits can be obtained without changing the bulk properties of the host material.