Besides their most important and well-documented uses, Fluorocarbons and SF6 are serving some less known applications, essentially where the unique combination of desirable physico-chemical properties they can offer precludes other alternatives to be as efficient and safe.
Used responsibly, these applications will retain the sustainability of Fluorocarbons.
Desirable important specific properties include for example:
- Chemical inertness and non-corrosivity
- Non or low flammability
- Moderate solvent power
- Suitable boiling point
- High dielectric strength
- Good material compatibility
- Low toxicity
- Non VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) according to US EPA classification