Depending on your requirement, there are two available specialty fluids 3M™ Novec™ 1720 and Solvay’s Fluorolink® S10.

3M™ Novec™ Device Coatings – Novec 1720 and Novec 2202

Easy clean coatings are designed for device surfaces to help keep them looking good and functioning properly. They impart an anti-smudge, easy to clean surface for anti-reflective (AR) flat panel displays; pellicles; MEMS; fibre optics and other glass and glass-like surfaces. Using spray or dip application, an ultra-thin coating can be applied to your device surface for consistent, full coverage.

  • Low viscosity and surface tension make it exceptionally thin (less than 10 nanometers)
  • Optically transparent, so it won’t affect the look of the device
  • Thermal curing adds chemical and abrasion resistance
  • Hydrophobic and oleophobic: Excellent repellency for quick and easy clean-up of the surface from a variety of contaminants
  • Anti-smudge: Resists the accumulation of fingerprints, oils, liquids, grime and cosmetics
  • Improved lubricity: Makes the surface feel smooth and appealing
  • Low global warming potential (GWP) solvents with zero ozone depletion potential (ODP)
  • Exempt from the U.S. EPA definitions for volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Not scheduled for regulatory phasedown or phase-out
  • Low in toxicity with a wide margin of worker safety
  • Non-flammable
  • Non-conductive

Fluorolink S10

Fluorolink® S10 is a triethoxysilane terminated, bifunctional PFPE designed to be used as a surface treatment primarily for glass, siliceous surfaces, metals, and in general any substrate having -OH groups available on the surface.

A thin layer of Fluorolink® S10 is able to impart outstanding water and oil repellence, friction reduction and antisticking properties to the treated surface.

Additional benefits of Fluorolink® S10 include low refractive index, good resistance to weathering, solvents and abrasion.