Inline fluorination
Systems for web material

Inline systems fluorinate web material in a continuous process. The material enters and exits the fluorination chamber via a gate system. Films, fabrics and foams of almost any origin and thickness can be processed. Inline fluorination systems from FTS comprise a treatment chamber and two gate systems incorporating a flushing zone. The systems come complete with vacuum pumps and fixtures, the fluorine supply and disposal system, control and safety devices. Unwinders and winders are available as options.

Material width and thickness

Inline systems are designed to the maximum width and thickness of the material to be processed. The material's maximum length is determined by the choice of winder.

Frequent applications

The following web materials are treated prior to printing, coating and laminating or hydrophilising:

  • Foams
  • Technical textiles
  • Fabrics
  • Films

Treatment process

For fluorination, products in the vacuum chamber are exposed to a fluorine/nitrogen mixture. Treatment duration is defined by the length of the active treatment section inside the chamber and the material feed rate. The fluorine concentration profile and process temperature are adjusted to the products and the specified treatment results. The parameters inside the chamber are homogeneous at all times. Optical measurement in the UV range is applied to monitor fluorine concentration. Any deviation from the target value is compensated by a dosing and control valve system. All parameters are trial-tested in advance and are stored as formulas in the PLC to ensure reliable repeatability.

Frame width:

  • 400 mm
  • 1000 mm
  • 2000 mm
  • 5000 mm

Custom dimensions available upon request.