A fluoropolymer Nano-coating is an ultra-thin film comprised of fluorocarbons and characterised by carbon-fluorine bonds.
Chemically inert, fluorocarbons are not susceptible to Van der Waals force. This means that films formed using these materials are non-stick (hydrophobic and water repellent) and friction reducing.
Also, due to the fluorine bonds, these Nano-coatings demonstrate a high level of chemical resistance to acids, bases and most solvents.
This makes them interesting materials for protecting electronic circuits.
What properties of the Nano-coatings areused to protect circuit boards?
Fluoropolymer coatings have very specialised properties.
However, for electronics the main properties that are useful include:
- Being highly hydrophobic (water repellent)
- Having a high moisture barrier
- Having a high chemical resistance
- Having high dielectric properties
- Providing high corrosion resistance
- Providing good abrasion / wear resistance
These properties are excellent for protecting circuit board assemblies in harsh environments.
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