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Our research group invented a novel process for fluoropolymerization that is superior to the conventional emulsion polymerization in a number of key aspects. The process is carried out in supercritical carbon dioxide; specifically, in a binary CO2- fluoromonomer system. The process has the following merits that are both unique and advantageous:
The process has been demonstrated for PVDF (polyvinylidenefluoride) using a minipilot supercritical polymerization process system. A U.S. patent was awarded for this novel process.
This type of polymerization process can be applied to many other polymeric systems, both existing and novel polymeric materials, with unparalleled process benefits and economic advantages. If you are interested in pursuing further research, development, and commercialization projects with our research group, please contact us.