ECCtreme® ECA 3000 fluoroplastic resin was developed in response to significant industry demand for a high-temperature, melt-extrudable plastic that has physical, electrical, and chemical properties characteristic of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) with the added potential to operate at temperatures up to 300°C* — far surpassing traditional high-temperature insulating materials that typically attained a 260°C use-temperature rating.
ECCtreme® ECA 3000 holds the promise for enhancing technologies that are used to produce both traditional and alternative forms of energy, such as oil and gas and geothermal energy, as well as in the signal and wire cabling markets.
The unique combination of high performance charateristics of ECCtreme® ECA fluoroplastic can enable electric submersible pump (ESP) manufacturers and temperature/pressure sensing equipment OEMs to specify high-temperature copper cable insulation material that is melt-processible and retains all the excellent chemical and electrical properties traditionally associated with DuPont™ Teflon® plastic resins.
Semi-conductor manufacturers appreciate the high-purity, chemical/corrosion resistance and stiffness at high temperatures for clean room applications.
Automotive OEMs could potentially use ECCtreme® ECA fluoroplastic into the design specs for O2 sensor wiring, exhaust sensors, and transmission applications, because the high temperature tolerance allows cables to be fitted in confined spaces.
* This is not a guarantee of performance, as long-term thermal index testing according to ISO/IEC 60216 (Part 6) is in progress.