CORETECH® enables the creation of barrier materials in various fabric or laminate forms to meet the needs of manufacturers. The original Saint-Gobain barrier composites consisted of reinforcement fabrics (such as fiberglass or aramids) impregnated with PTFE. These materials provided high chemical barrier, flame resistance, mechanical strength and surface resistance. However, the narrow choice of materials and their specialized fabrication needs limited them to specific applications.
Recent advancements in materials and processing technology have allowed the creation of customized solutions for the end-user that tremendously broaden the application base. The advancements were enabled by the ability to create fluoropolymer laminates with conventional plastics like nylons, polyesters, urethanes, etc. thereby creating barrier composites that can be fabricated with traditional techniques and exhibit a wide range of properties.
Some of the CORETECH® material solutions that have been developed over the years include: