This coating is a strong, highly impact-resistant, melt-processible copolymer that retains its useful properties over a broad range of temperatures (cryogenic up to 149°C (300°F)). ECTFE (Ethylene-ChloroTriFluoroEthylene) exhibits excellent electrical properties, low moisture absorption, and temperature insensitivity, making it a material of choice for plenum-rated wire and cable jacketing.
ECTFE is distinguished from other fluoropolymers by its exceptional surface smoothness. In addition to electrical components, ECTFE works well for high-purity processing components for the chemical and semiconductor industries.
Tensile Strength (ASTM D1708): 6600 psi
Elongation (ASTM D256): 325%
Impact Strength (ASTM D256): no break
Dielectric Strength (ASTM D149): 2000 volts per mil
Use Temperature: 310°F max
Melting Point: 428°F
Chemical Resistance (ASTM D543): Excellent
Water Absorption (ASTM D570): <.1%
Thickness: .020" - .040"
Specific Gravity: 1.68± .05
Typical applications served by Halar® ECTFE include those in contact with highly corrosive or chemicals such as strong inorganic bases and strong mineral and oxidizing acids including: