Fluoropolymers enable the instant connectivity of billions of people through mobile devices. They are critical components in the manufacturing and performance of the wires and circuit boards found in cell phones, laptops, tablets and other devices.
Additionally, fluoropolymers are critical to the semiconductor manufacturing process. Fluoropolymers allow semiconductor manufacturing equipment to withstand aggressive temperature, pressure, and chemical conditions of semiconductor manufacturing and produce high-purity, low-defect products. Fluoropolymers also play a critical role in the development of smaller, ever more powerful, electronic devices. Fluoropolymers’ dielectric properties have enabled miniaturization of components and final products. They also provide other benefits, such as improved fire safety, and higher transmission speeds. The ability of fluoropolymers to withstand challenging operating conditions and present negligible electrical resistance make them vital to the reliability of wires and optical and data transmission cables. These performance benefits enable a wide range of information and communications technology, and bring benefits to many consumer, industrial, automotive, and medical products and processes.