Halocarbon PCTFE Technology for Low-Molecular Weight Oligomers

Halocarbon PCTFE Technology for Low-Molecular Weight Oligomers

What Are PCTFE Oligomers? PCTFE oligomers are engineered fluids that consist of only a few repeating CTFE monomer units. These low-molecular weight oligomeric materials differ from the high-molecular weight polymeric thermoplastics of CTFE in a number of ways. PCTFE oligomers are fluid in nature, taking on liquid, grease, or wax forms which can be tuned

Advanced Semiconductor Polyimides Enabling More than Moore

By Jason Spruell Innovative technologies are driving advances in the semiconductor packaging industry resulting in exponential growth of the number input/outputs (I/Os), modular designs for greater economies of scale, thinner and smaller chip packages. The key packaging technology is known as Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging (FOWLP) in which the input/outputs (I/O) are “fanned-out” from the

More than Moore through Advanced Semiconductor Packaging

By Jason Spruell For over 55 years, the semiconductor industry has continued down the path of unrelenting miniaturization as described by Moore’s Law. A majority of this time has been devoted to advancing photolithographic processes to create ever-decreasing feature sizes on logic processors and memory chips. From i-line and 248 nm, to 193 and 193

TFAA: A Semiconductor Solution With Significant Clean-Time Reduction Savings

With growing concerns surrounding the global warming emissions related to semiconductor manufacturing, the electronics industry faces a unique challenge. The demand for more environmentally friendly practices has driven the development of alternatives to traditional materials for use in the removal and cleaning of dielectric films and metal contaminants on the surface of semiconductor wafers. The

Upgrading Polyimides Through Enhanced Process Technology

By: Jason Spruell Polyimides as a Versatile Platform Polyimides are an important class of polymeric materials that are used in a wide variety of applications ranging from filtration membranes and aerospace composites electronics-grade coatings and adhesives. Polyimides are known to have excellent chemical resistance, mechanical properties, and high temperature performance. For this reason, polyimides are

How Halocarbon Oils and Greases Mitigate Stainless Steel Galling

Chemical manufacturing processes often use stainless steel as a material of construction due to its resistance to a broad range of chemicals and to corrosion. Stainless steel is one of the most commonly used metals in the chemical manufacturing industry today, and is used in a wide range of applications, such as reactors, valves, process

Halocarbon Creates Multi-Tier Response Plan to Maintain Supply of Essential Products During COVID-19 Crisis

The spread of COVID-19 is continuing to overwhelm societies and shakeup businesses around the world. As these disruptions emerge at unprecedented rates and magnitudes, businesses are having to adapt and respond in an ever-changing global environment to de-risk supply chains, safely maintain operations, continue production, and ensure the availability of their products.   As an essential

Traditional and Fluorinated Metalworking Fluids: A Brief Overview

Traditional and Fluorinated Metalworking Fluids: A Brief Overview

What are Traditional Metalworking Fluids? Metalworking fluids, also known as cutting fluids or coolants, are liquids used in metalworking operations such as cutting, abrading, and metal forming to reduce friction between the workpiece and the tool. Cutting fluids provide these processes with many benefits, including better surface finishes, longer tool life, lower energy consumption, enhanced

Halocarbon Electronics Solutions Fluorochemistry Drives Technology for Flexible Displays

Flexible displays are entering the markets at an accelerating rate. These displays are revolutionizing user experience through high-performance organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) with the ability to bend and fold to enable significant advancement in the touchscreen industries, including smartphones, tablets, laptop computers, B2B displays, televisions, and more.  Flexible displays offer a unique experience and novel

What Dual and Tandem Mechanical Seal Systems Users Should Look for in Mechanical Seal Barrier Fluids

What Dual and Tandem Mechanical Seal Systems Users Should Look for in Mechanical Seal Barrier Fluids

Mechanical seal barrier fluids are lubricants specially formulated to provide safety and reliability in mechanical seals used in hazardous chemical operations. For over fifty years, Halocarbon Mechanical Seal Barrier Fluids remain at the forefront of the petroleum, natural gas, and chemical industries, lubricating and cooling the seal faces in rotary pumps, mixers, and agitators. Halocarbon’s