Ethylene ChloroTriFluoroEthylene (ECTFE)

Definition - What does Ethylene ChloroTriFluoroEthylene (ECTFE) mean?

Ethylene ChloroTriFluoroEthylene (ECTFE) is a type of fluoropolymer used as an electrostatic powder for coating applications on metallic surfaces. ECTFEs provide high performance and resistance to highly corrosive environments.

Corrosionpedia explains Ethylene ChloroTriFluoroEthylene (ECTFE)

Ethylene ChloroTriFluoroEthylene is often applied as a powder to protect metallic surfaces from corrosion. ECTFE possesses good film-forming characteristics and may be applied to metals without a primer, resulting in a high coating thickness. It provides increased permeability, tensile strength, and wear and creep resistance. Impact strength and other important corrosion resistance characteristics are present over a wide range of temperatures (-76°C to +150°C), making ECTFE popular in many industries.

Key features of ECTFE:

  • Very good chemical and thermal resistance
  • Optimum permeation resistance
  • Outstanding flame resistance
  • Very good surface characteristics
  • Surface smoothness
  • Purity
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