2 Who is CRT?Founded in 1997, CRT (Ceramic Reinforced Technologies) discovered the synergistic effect of combining Boron Nitride with a Fluoropolymer to improve properties.To date CRT has concentrated on polymer additives,processing aids and lubricantsIn these applications CERFLON® additives have consistently outperformed existing additives.
3 What is CERFLON®? Cerflon® is a ceramic reinforced fluoropolymer. A reinforced fluoropolymer occurs when Boron Nitride, which is stronger and tougher, is introduced into the matrix of a fluoropolymer thereby “reinforcing” the polymer.This additive benefit significantly increases the durability or wear properties in both fluoropolymer films and coatings.The increase in durability / longevity also provides a longer lasting lubrication benefit.
4 CRT’s Patented Technology Demonstrates the synergistic effect of combining Boron Nitride with a Fluoropolymer to improve properties.Normalized results from Ball on Cylinder Lubricity Evaluator (BOCLE) (ASTM 5001) per U.S. Patent data.Scuff Depth (mm) Normalized ResultsBase oil……………Base oil with BN……Base oil with PTFE…Anticipated result:Base oil with PTFE & BN…115ACTUAL:Cerflon………………………127
5 How does CERFLON® benefit Industry ? Improved lubrication properties over PTFE, MoS2, graphiteNot black versus graphite / MoS2Improved wear properties, durabilitySlicker, tougher coatings (longevity)Reduced polymer processing pressuresPossible economic advantage over pure Boron Nitride applications(testing in progress)Patented technology that provides ability to offer a better differentiated product with additional brand enhancement at NO additional cost
6 Where can CERFLON® be used? Most Fluoropolymer, FEP, PFA, PTFE (Teflon®) and Fluoroelastomer applicationsBoron Nitride applications below 600°FAutomotive lubricants and greases including motor oilIndustrial lubricants and greasesFood ProcessingPenetrantsCoatings
7 Where can CERFLON® be used (cont) Additive for Polymer products to improve processing performanceImproved polymer tubing productsEnhance wear or corrosion resistance for coatingsDry Film LubricantsSporting goods to offer moisture resistance, lubricity, wear resistanceMold releaseTextile/Fabric coatings
8 What a manufacturer said when asked why they chose CERFLON® “Next-generation CERFLON® technology was chosen for this advanced product because of its superior corrosion protection, lubricity and anti-wear properties. Nothing we have seen comes close to Cerflon performance.”
9 Cerflon® Family SLA 2010 ( Oil) SLA 2020 ( IPA) SLA 2030 ( Water) SLA 2040 ( PAO) (In Development)SLA 2050 ( Isopar) (In Development)SLA 2060 ( Paste) (In Development)SLA 2070 (Dry Film) (In Development)
10 SLA 2010 Testing Falex Wear (ASTM D2670) Falex EP (ASTM D 3233) Shell Four-Ball Wear (ASTM D 4172) Standard Test Method for Wear Preventive Characteristics of Lubricating FluidShell Four-Ball EP (ASTM D 2783) Standard Method for Measurement of Extreme Pressure Properties of Lubricating Fluids
12 Falex TestThis is one of the most recognized ASTM test methods to determine the lubrication ability of products. It allows you to test lubricants to a point of failure.Common measurements from this test are:Coefficient of FrictionMaximum pressure (load) until failure
15 Shell Four-Ball TestAn ASTM standard that determines lubrication ability of fluidsTypical measurements allow one to focus not only on lubrication but the durability of the lubricantTypical results expressed as wear resistance (scar) and extreme pressure ( lubricating ability)
18 Taber Abrasion Resistance (500gram) Conducted at Acheson 9/03 Emralon T-013 (Cerflon)Avg. Dry Film Thickness (mil) , , 0.42Weight loss (mg) , , 8.8Cycles , ,350Loss mg/cycle , , .025Avg. mg/cycle lossReduction in loss %COF of Emralon 334 is COF of Cerflon is The improved COF is probably due to the gloss being higher. Emralon 334 had a “Gloss 60” of 3.0 while Cerflon had a “Gloss 60” of 5.3 on a 10 scale
19 Dry Film TestingMandrel Bend (ASTM D 522-method B) Used to test resistance of a coating to cracking and / or detachment from a metal substrateInclined Plane (ASTM D 4518-method A) Measuring static friction of coating surfacesImpact Test (ASTM D 2794) Panels were subjected to both direct and indirect impact of an 3.6 Kg, 12.5mm hemispherical weight dropped from a maximum height of 1.2 MCross Hatch Adhesion (ASTM D 3359) Standard Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test