Thursday, 30 November 2017

Fluoropolymer Films: A Versatile Product for Extreme Weather Conditions

Fluoropolymer is a fluorocarbon-based polymer that made of strong carbon-fluorine bonds. It possesses UV and weather resistance, chemical inertness, moisture absorption, and low coefficient of friction. Fluoropolymer films are found ideal for high temperature and extreme chemical environment.

Types of Fluoropolymers

Fluoropolymer films are made using polyvinyl fluoride (PVF), polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), fluorinated ethylene Propylene (PEP), perfluoroalkoxy alkane (PFA), and other such materials. These materials are extensively used as raw materials for manufacturing machines, automobile parts, semiconductors, and electronic components.

Fluoroplastics for Semiconductors

Recently, Chemours Company has developed Teflon fluoroplastics. This product can prevent metallic contamination, corrosion, and leaching in fluid-handling systems. It offers efficiency and reliability for smart devices. It can handle high-purity chemicals and is able to operate at extreme temperatures. These properties of the product make it suitable for semiconductors.

Market Overview

According to Grand View Research, Inc.; the global fluoropolymer films market is projected to attain nearly USD 2.1 billion by 2025. High demand from different application industries can propel the market during the forecast period (2014 to 2025).

Construction may become the fastest growing segment in the near future. Fluoropolymer films can be used to laminate construction substrates. They can provide shield against extreme weather conditions, cracking, corrosion, and fading. Packaging is anticipated to witness healthy growth in terms of volume over the forecast period.

Rapid development of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules can spur the demand for fluoropolymer films by 2025. PDVF dominated the global market While PVF held the second largest share in 2016. Asia Pacific is anticipated to continue dominating the global market on account of volume and revenue share in 2016. Impressive growth in construction industry can impel the regional expansion in the years to come.

Noteworthy companies in the global market for fluoropolymer films include Chemours Company, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Saint-Gobain S.A, The 3M Company, and Solvay S.A.

In-Depth research report on Fluoropolymer Films Market:

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