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Fluoropolymers in
Chemical Processing

Safer plant operation. Reduced downtime and maintenance costs. Enhanced environmental protection. Improved productivity. Lower total cost of ownership.

It’s an extensive list, and it’s all possible thanks to our diversified fluoropolymer product portfolio, which delivers smart and custom tailored solutions to the plant engineering and chemical processing industry (CPI).

3M™ Dyneon™ fluoropolymers are high-performance materials offering an unmatched combination of almost universal chemical resistance, superior corrosion protection, a broad service temperature range, permeation control and ultra-high purity.

Our fluoropolymers are at work in many different applications - multipurpose plants for pharmaceutical active bulk products; the production of basic, intermediate and speciality chemicals; petrochemical and biodiesel fuel production; crop science; and the manufacture of biocides and fertilisers.

You will also find them in other plant engineering applications, such as the manufacture of paint, ink and toner; food and beverage processing; water treatment equipment and in the production of cleaning and detergent products, the making of flavours and fragrances and the refinement of precious metals.

They provide corrosion and contamination protection in fluid handling systems (e.g. lined PTFE pipes) and storage containers (lined columns, tanks, vessels and reactors), non-sticking and easy to clean surfaces, permeation prevention and dissipation of static charges.

Download our brochure about 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoropolymers for the toughest jobs in chemical processing.

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Food & Beverage

The food and beverage industry must meet the highest industrial hygiene standards.

3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoropolymers provide corrosion resistance against aggressive foods and beverages and caustic fluids which are used to clean the process equipment. The easy to clean surface of fluoropolymers reduces the risk of bacteria growth and contamination.


Chemical & Petrochemical

Corrosion protection is a fundamental requirement to enable the chemical and petrochemical industry to operate plants at maximum yield and without catastrophic failures.

3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoropolymers are best in class for overall chemical resistance and durability over a broad temperature range in continuous service. These capabilities help reduce maintenance downtimes and production outages to optimise Total Cost of Ownership. Our fluoropolymers reduce hydrocarbon emissions to enable a more environmentally friendly operation.


Semicon

In semiconductor manufacturing, non-contaminating fluid handling systems are essential to transport aggressive process fluids.

Our high purity fluoropolymers feature low metal and ion extractables, extreme low impurities, and may improve wafer yields and lead to lower costs.


Paper/Pulp

The pulp and paper manufacturing process comprises steps which all carry the risk of fractures, leaks or corrosion of machinery resulting in paper pollution, production loss and safety hazards.

3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoropolymers are resistant against chemicals used in wood fibre treatment and bleaching. They are used to protect machinery and lead to a significant savings in maintenance costs.


Labware

High purity, stability over a broad temperature range, universal chemical resistance and low surface energy making them easy to clean: 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoropolymers are a perfect match for labware products used in highly demanding and sensitive analytical applications.


Pharma

In pharmaceutical production plants the key challenge is to avoid product contamination. Equipment needs to show flexibility to allow for quick product change over and compatibility to different chemicals.

3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoropolymers are high purity polymers free of additives and plasticisers which could migrate into the pharmaceuticals, and provide almost unlimited chemical resistance. Due to their low surface energy our fluoropolymer products are easy to clean and pharmaceuticals will not adhere to them.




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