Fluorination

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Solvent & Chemical Resistant Plastics

Many strong solvents and aggressive chemicals cannot be stored in plastic due to permeation, evaporation, softening and attack. Bettix fluorination could solve your problems – pushing the traditional boundaries of how and where plastic containers are used…

Bettix Ltd was the first post-moulding fluorination barrier treatment plant in Europe, built under licence from the USA.

It has long been accepted that a fluorination barrier to polyethylene and other polymeric materials renders them resistant to attack and resulting permeatation by a range of aggressive chemicals. The unique FLUORO-SEAL process by Bettix ensures uniformity of fluorination treatment which can be particularly important around the neck area and protects the container exterior from splashes and drips.

 

No Restriction On Size, Shape Or ‘Choice’ Of Container Manufacturer…

 

Bettix Fluorination

 

The fluorination technique has extensive applications in the pre-treatment of polyethylene fuel tanks for motor vehicles and in containers for fuel additives.

Substances that have been traditionally stored in expensive glass or metal containers because of the low resistance of polyethylene and polypropylene, can now be packed into plastic containers as a result of fluoro-seal fluorination surface modification.

The current size range from 1000litre IBC’s to 10ml vials plus their caps. We are also able to fluorinate complicated technical mouldings.

Plastic container manufacturers can now offer their customer a ready treated fluorinated container of their choice, through the Bettix Fluoro-seal process. Customers can forward items direct to Bettix for treatments if preferred.

Packaged In Plastics With ‘Confidence’…

 

‘Stop container panelling and distortion’

Fluorination greatly reduces solvent permeation and chemical attack.

  • Eliminates/reduces panelling, product loss and container discolouration.
  • Eliminates/reduces odour emission and flavour / fragrance loss.
  • Eliminates/reduces loss of active ingredient and interaction of container with product.
  • All surfaces treated including inside, outside, neck area, complex shapes, narrow tubes and assemblies.
  • Caps and closures can also be treated to eliminate potential weak-spots.
  • Safe, cost effective replacement of glass and metal containers.
  • Fluoro-seal compatible with all polyethylene and polypropylene containers from a manufacturer of your choice.
  • Other materials can also benefit from fluoro-seal.

 

Typical Applications For Fluoro-seal

Products which can be successfully packaged in fluorinated polyethylene include:

 

  • Care care products

  • Paint thinners

  • Essential oils

  • Fuels

  • Automotive additives

  • Polishes

  • Cleaning fluids

  • Agro-chemicals

  • Veterinary chemicals

  • Waxes

  • Solvents

  • Insecticides

  • Degreasers

  • Lubricants

  • Wood preservatives

  • Fragrances

  • Flavours / Essence concentrates

  • Acetone

  • d-Limonene

  • Toulene

 

Other Applications For fluoro-Seal…

Fluorination can be applied to protect machine parts, ‘O’ rings, diaphragms and technical mouldings, from enviromental degradation, by improving their resistance to solvents, oils, waxes, chemicals etc.

Most plastics and elastomers can be fluoro-seal treated.

 

Quality Assurance

The fluoro-seal process is environmentally safe and incorporates strict quality control at every step. Bettix Ltd has been certified to, and holds certficates in :

ISO/TS 16949:2002

BS EN ISO 9001:2000

BS EN ISO 14001:2004

Please contact us to arrange a sample treatment.

For more information on the Fluoro-Seal process, plaese click on the following link

www.fluoroseal.com

 

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