MARINE APPLICATIONS FOR FLUOROPOLYMERS

Fluoropolymers possess a number of unusual properties eminently suitable for marine applications: <1> Exceptional resistance to water, sunlight and biological organisms; <2> Non-wetting, fast-draining surfaces; <3> Anti-adhesive surfaces; <4> Low friction or dry-film lubricant properties; and <5> High thermal stability. Fluoropolymers are not, however, widely used in marine applications, primarily because of the high initial cost.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • I.E.E.E. & Mar. Technol. Soc., Oceans '82 Conference, held Washington D.C., 20-22 September 1982, p. 541 (3 pp., 8 ref.)
  • Authors:
    • GRIFFITH, J R
  • Publication Date: 1982

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685600
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM