Category: Epoxy Fume Control

Controlling Etching Vapors during Fluoropolymer Prep

An Accidental Discovery Fluoropolymers are fluorocarbon based polymers with multiple strong carbon-fluorine bonds. The most common fluoropolymer is polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) which is known for its lubricity or virtual lack of surface energy. PTFE was accidentally discovered in 1938 by DuPont Ph.D. Roy J. Plunkett. While working with tetrafluoroethylene gas, he noticed that a previously-pressurized cylinder… Read more »