Everyone knows that liquids spread on any surface where the surface energy is higher than the surface tension of a fluid, and I’m confident many of you have fond memories of discovering this in the school science lab.
Defying the laws of physics, however, is NyeBar – Type Q, a fluorocarbon polymer with a surface energy below the surface temperature – at room temperature – of many lubricating fluids, including silicones.
NyeBar – Type Q can be applied to any clean metal, plastic or glass by dipping, spraying or brushing and an ultra-thin coating can serve to protect electric contacts from contamination caused by silicone or other oils.
NyeBar films can also be used to protect printed circuit boards from atmospheric and environmental contamination as they can repel moisture and oil yet are sufficiently thin to permit current flow.
Theoretically, a monomolecular layer of the NyeBar – Type Q film should be effective in most protective or oil applications.