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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A transparent, thermoplastic fluorocarbon made by the polymerization of chlorotrifluoroethylene. Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) is resistant to weathering, chemicals, heat, and moisture. The optically clear polymer has high impact strength and high impermeability. PCTFE is used for as a chemical barrier for corrosion control and to prevent contamination. Films of PCTFE can be laminated, metallized, heat-sealed, and printed. It is used as one of the layers in [[Aclar%C2%AE|Aclar barrier film]] because of its outstanding vapor barrier properties.
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A transparent, thermoplastic fluorocarbon made by the polymerization of chlorotrifluoroethylene. Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) is resistant to weathering, chemicals, heat, and moisture. The optically clear polymer has high impact strength and high impermeability. PCTFE is used for as a chemical barrier for corrosion control and to prevent contamination. Films of PCTFE can be laminated, metallized, heat-sealed, and printed. It is used as one of the layers in [[Aclar|Aclar barrier film]] because of its outstanding vapor barrier properties.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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== Other Properties ==
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== Risks ==
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Nonflammable.
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
  
 
Unaffected by corrosive chemicals, organic solvents, oils, greases
 
Unaffected by corrosive chemicals, organic solvents, oils, greases
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== Hazards and Safety ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
 
 
Nonflammable.
 
 
 
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
 
  
 
* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
 
* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993

Latest revision as of 10:30, 11 August 2020

Description

A transparent, thermoplastic fluorocarbon made by the polymerization of chlorotrifluoroethylene. Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) is resistant to weathering, chemicals, heat, and moisture. The optically clear polymer has high impact strength and high impermeability. PCTFE is used for as a chemical barrier for corrosion control and to prevent contamination. Films of PCTFE can be laminated, metallized, heat-sealed, and printed. It is used as one of the layers in Aclar barrier film because of its outstanding vapor barrier properties.

Synonyms and Related Terms

PCTFE; chlorotrifluoroethylene polymer; fluorothene; fluoroteno (Esp.); policlorotrifluoroetileno (Esp.); policlorofluoroetilene (It.); policlorotrifluoroetileno (Port.)

Examples: Kel-F [3M]; Aclar® [AlliedSignal]

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Risks

Nonflammable.

Physical and Chemical Properties

Unaffected by corrosive chemicals, organic solvents, oils, greases

Composition [-CF2-CCl-]n
Density 2.10-2.15
Refractive Index 1.43

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002