Ajedium™ Films Markets & Applications

High Performance Film Technologies for Critical Applications

Click to enlarge

Films made from high performance specialty resins offer characteristics not found in commodity films, metals or ceramics.

Thermoplastic films meet stringent specifications for high temperature, high purity or specific requirements for strength, clarity, weatherability, dielectric, chemical resistance or ignition properties.


MarketsApplications
Aerospace
  • Interior formed parts 
  • Thermal acoustic insulation 
  • Composites
Alternative Energy
  • PV front- and backsheet 
  • Windmill blade skins
  • Fuel Cell carriers and sub-gaskets
Electrical & Electronics
  • Flex circuits 
  • Motor windings 
  • Cable insulation 
  • Bus bar 
  • Wire wrap, speaker cones and diaphragms
Friction & Wear
  • Polymer lined metal bearings 
  • Flexible risers
Healthcare
  • Implants 
  • Diagnostics 
  • Packaging
PVF Replacement Films
  • Gas Sampling 
  • Release films 
  • Label ID 
  • Aircraft interiors 
  • Aerospace wire markers

Ajedium™ Films Markets & Applications

Architectural Membranes

High performance films, made of Halar® ECTFE or other materials are widely used as architectural membranes, thanks to their unique properties:

  • Transparent and Light - Halar® ECTFE film is lightweight and provides excellent light transmittance.
  • Superior Durability – Highly clear and light-transparent, offers extended long-term stability (more than 20 years) when exposed to sunlight and atmospheric events. Fire resistant approved, it exhibits both chemical resistance and barrier properties.
  • Self-cleaning and Anti-fouling – Thanks to its low surface tension and smooth surface, it offers very limited adhesiveness to dust and dirt, both of which are easily washable with minimal rain and wind.
  • Eco-friendly - Some Halar® ECTFE thin films are recyclable, allowing heavy and breakable rigid-glass replacement while offering significant weight reduction as well as flexibility and freedom of design.

Automotive Self Lubricating Bearing Surfaces

High performance films made of POM, POM/PTFE, PEEK, PBT, PA 4,6 are widely used as self lubricating bearing surfaces, thanks to their unique properties:

  • Abrasion/wear resistance and low maintenance
  • Close tolerance film for even wearing (+/- 3%)
  • Custom surface finishes for specific applications

Key Applications

  • Power steering
  • Steering gear
  • Seat slides

Aircraft Composites

Films for use in aircraft applications where the uniform release of the polymer film from a composite or other substrate under pressure, heat or other environments is required. They are usually made from polymers such as fluoropolymers or PMP (polymethylpentene).

Aircraft Thermal Acoustic Blankets

High performance films made of PEEK or PEKK are widely used as thermal acoustic blankets components thanks to their unique mechanical and fire properties.

Compliance with FAA regulations for:

  • Ignition resistance (flammability)
  • Fire behavior (radiant panel test)
  • Bondability to scrims and nonwovens
  • Lighter weight than PVF or PI
  • Metalized for improved barrier properties

Electrical & Electronics

Flexible Circuits

High performance films made of PEI, PES, PSU are widely used as Flexible Circuits components, thanks to their unique properties:

  • Exceptional dielectric and mechanical strength
  • Custom surface roughness for improved adhesion of ink and metal depositions
  • Tight thickness tolerance control
  • Low shrinkage and excellent dimensional stability at elevated temperatures

 

Test Sockets

High performance films made of ceramic filled PEEK are widely used as Flexible Circuits components, thanks to their unique properties:

  • Low moisture absorption
  • Excellent impact strength
  • Excellent dielectric properties
  • Tight thickness tolerance

Fuel Cells

Subgaskets

Customized extruded films from a wide variety of polymer resins (PMP, POM, POM/PTFE, PVDF, THV, etc) suitable for membrane subgasket materials are provided through Ajedium™ film services, offering:

  • Flat-die extrusion of monolayer and multi-layer films (co-extrusion)
  • Thickness capabilities of 5 microns to 1.5mm
  • Width capabilities up to 1320 mm

Industrial Gas Sampling Bags

High performance films, made of PVDF or Halar® ECTFE are widely used as Gas Sampling Bags, thanks to their unique properties:

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Low permeability to solvents and gases
  • Variety of films with high purity
  • Good abrasion resistance

Industrial Filtration

Pump Diaphragms, Filters

High performance films, made of PVDF or Halar® ECTFE are widely used as pump diaphragms and filters components, thanks to their unique properties:

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Low permeability to solvents and gases
  • Variety of films with high purity
  • Good abrasion resistance

Oil & Gas Offshore E&P

Anti-Wear Tapes

High performance films, made of PVDF, ECTFE or PEEK are used as anti-wear tapes, thanks to their unique properties:

  • High abrasion resistance
  • Stiffness
  • Hydrolysis resistance
  • Chemical resistance

Submersible Pump Insulation

High performance films, made of PEEK are widely used as submersible pump insulation, thanks to their unique properties:

  • High dielectric strength
  • Hydrolysis resistance for exposure to high humidity and steam
  • Excellent chemical resistance

Photovoltaic Frontsheets and Backsheets

Halar® ECTFE films are the best option for frontsheets used in photovoltaic modules thanks to their UV stability and optical clarity. Solef® PVDF films are ideally suited as a component in backsheet laminates for PV modules. Solef® films can be laminated to PET for traditional PV structures.

Wind Power Protective Films

Solvay offers protective Films made by Solef® PVDF which offer high resistance to environmental conditions and lower friction for wind mills blades and turbine generators.

Key Features

  • Abrasion resistance
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Unaffected by UV (>232 nm)
  • Good adhesion of various substrates with specific grades