Etching process of FluoroBonder is usually made as follows:
Rinse the object with an organic solvent such as acetone, MEK, methanol, etc., to remove pollutants and dirt, and then dry.
② Surface Treatment
Bring the refrigerated FluoroBonder-E (etching agent) back to room temperature, and pour the necessary amount into a container. When shake the bottle, sometimes,sound of solid which consist active ingredient in the bottle is heard. In this case,shake the bottle well, and then dissolve the solid, until no sound is heard and active ingredient is become uniform.
③ Etching time
Fluorine extraction reaction of FluoroBonder-E is more active when the content of fluorine in the polymer is higher and the molecular structure is less complicated.Thus, the adequate etching time depends on the kind of fluoropolymer as shown below. In all cases, the etching takes only a short time.
❊Allowable extension of the etching time depends on processing conditions, but it could be ten or so times longer than the following specified time without any problem.
|PTFE||Approx. 3 seconds|
|FEP・PFA||Approx. 7 seconds|
|Fluoro-rubber||Approx. 15 seconds|
|ECTFE・ETFE・PVDF||Approx. 25 seconds|
After past the time of etching of set, take out etched object from FluoroBonder soon, clean it first with an organic solvent, and then with warm water （ ～ 80℃）, and dry.Cleaning order of organic solvent and warm water may be reversed. Insufficient washing may cause down of treatment effect, repeat washing which organic solvent and hot water. Cleanness of the organic solvent and hot water should be controlled precisely for a good etching results.
Our quality assurance is valid for 6 months after the date of shipment if the products are unopened and stored in a refrigerator. In this condition, FluoroBonder could be used mostly for almost one year after the date of shipment.FluoroBonder is affected by oxygen, carbon dioxide and humidity in the air. After opening the bottle use up FluoroBonder as soon as possible and avoid contact with the air for keeping the shelf life longer.
FluoroBonder-E alone can serve most usual surface treatment purpose, however sometimes, viscosity adjustment of the FluoroBonder-E improves process efficiency, workability and cost-efficiency, in such cases as printed circuit board through hole plating, stabilizing consecutive processing or reducing solid deposits. The viscosity adjustment is easily possible simply by mixing of FluoroBonder-E and FluoroBonder-T at the time of etching. (The mixing ratio could be at any rate up to 1:5 of E to T)
FluoroBonder-E and FluoroBonder-T will be supplied in steel cans as shown in the following tables:
|100g / can||Product code E01|
|500g / can||Product code E05|
|1,000g / can||Product code E10|
|4kg / can||Product code E40|
|16kg / can||Product code E160|
|100g / can||Product code T01|
|500ｇ / can||Product code T05|
|1,000ｇ / can||Product code T10|
|4kg / can||Product code T40|
|16kg / can||Product code T160|
|Composition||Sodium / naphthalene complex solvent solution|
|Boiling point||Approx. 90℃|
|Flash point||Approx. 1℃|
|Auto ignition point||Approx. 190℃|
▪FluoroBonder is flammable and volatile, and may be ignited with naked flame.
▪Vapor of FluoroBonder has naphthalene and ether odor, and excessive inhalation may cause dizziness or respiratory irritation.
▪Contact with skin or eyes may cause irritation or burns.
▪Sufficient ventilation, and use of safety goggles, rubber or polyethylene gloves and aprons upon application of FluoroBonder are recommended.
Major uses of the FluoroBonder are shown below.
|Fields Of Industry||Example of Use|
surface treatment of oil seal, gasket, and molded articles
pre treatment for potting, bonding, coloring and printing of fluoropolymer insulated wires・cables
pre treatment for junction stabilization coloring and printing of catheters, tubes and endoscopes
|Electrical and Electronics||
pre treatment for surface bonding of heat transfer rolls,fluoropolymer printed circuit board through hole plating,improvement of plating,bonding・stabilizing of heat sensors and light sensors
hydrophilic treatment of fuel cell separator, etc.
pre treatment for coloring, printing and bonding on fluoropolymer sheets and signboards
pre treatment bonding, coloring and printing of fluoropolymer tubes, containers, cases, etc.
pre treatment bonding, color plating, printing, etc. on fluoropolymer sheets, tubes, molded articles, etc.