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An organic polymer containing fluorine atoms, such as PTFE.
- ‘The architects considered many options for the roof materials and finally chose an ultra-violet-stable fluoropolymer, ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, welded into cushions.’
- ‘For example, a single material might offer the flexibility of a urethane and the lubricity of a fluoropolymer or PTFE.’
- ‘A second plasma then decomposes the fluoropolymer releasing reactive fluorine atoms which then eat into the silicon.’
- ‘In addition, the use of specialty primers enables light-cure cyanoacrylates to develop strong bonds to polyolefins and other hard-to-bond plastics, such as fluoropolymers and acetal resins.’
- ‘Although fluoropolymers and silicone products have a melting point of approximately 250 [degrees] F, with no place to flow they return to their previous state when they cool.’
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