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The FluorN family of fluorosurfactants are widely used as leveling, wetting and foaming agents. Fluorosurfactants lower surface tension and increase water, oil and stain repellency more effectively than hydrocarbon surfactants. Common applications for fluoro surfactants include:

Sealers: Improves water, oil and stain resistance of mineral spirits and silicone based fabric, concrete, stone and wood sealers

Inks: Improves pigment compatibility in inks, improves cylinder life in print equipment and better paint definition.

Paints: Improves wetting, pore-penetration and leveling of oil based coatings. Also reduces cratering of solvent based paints.

Oil well stimulation: Foaming agent for kerosene, diesel and hydrocarbons.

Fingerprint repellency: Provides finger oil and smudge repellent properties to coatings.

Stain repellence: Increases stain, magic marker and graffiti repellency of paints.

Please review our Surfactants Selection Guide for a description of our most popular FluorN products. Samples of FluorN S83, FluorN 561, FluorN 562 and others can be purchased online with free shipping. For other samples or help with product selection please contact Cytonix. Samples are for academic and industrial research use only.

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FluorN 560 FluorN 560

FluorN 561 and 562 are 100% solids, non-reactive, high fluorine content, ethylene glycol based polymeric fluorosurfactant compatible with most polar solvent based inks, coatings, resists and emulsions. These may replace  Novec Fluorosurfactant FC-4430, Fluorad FC430 or FC171.

Our Price: $29.00
FluorN 1740 FluorN 1740

FluorN 1740 is a 40% solids, isopar based fluorosurfactant additive that reduces surface tension.  1740 is soluble in most organic non-polar solvents. Applications for 1740 include leveling agent for use in oil-based coatings, foaming agent in petroleum exploration and hydrophobic additive in solvent based paints.

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FluorN 1788 FluorN 1788

FluorN 1788 is a 100% solids perfluoropolyether diisocyanate that moisture cures.  It can also be formulated in 2-part urethane formulations to form clear, low refractive index, lubricious hydrophobic and oleophobic surfaces.

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FluorN 2900Ni FluorN 2900Ni

FluorN 2900Ni is a 100% active, non-ionic, alkylphenolethoxylate-free (APEO), PFOA/PFOS-free, perfluoropolyether (PFPE) fluorosurfactant. At low concentrations 2900N reduces the surface tension of aqueous and polar solvent formulations sufficiently to permanently wet and provide smooth, pinhole-free films on PTFE and other low energy surfaces. FluorN 2900Ni helps provide great substrate wetting, leveling, stripping, re-coating, antifoging, anti-blocking, cleanability and open time extension. In aqueous and polar solutions it is also low-foaming with 80% less foam than fluoro-alkyl fluorosurfactants.

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FluorN S83 FluorN S83

FluorN S83 is a 35% solids fluorosurfactant additive in organic solvent that reduces surface tension. It provides water repellency, oil repellency and chemical resistance when cured into coatings, inks and paints. S83 is effective at low concentrations, reducing surface tension of surfaces for durable water, oil and stain repellency.  And reducing solution surface tension of non-polar organic solvents. Other applications for S83 include leveling agent for use in oil-based wood conditioners and foaming agent in petroleum exploration. S83 is available in butyl-acetate, isopar, ethyl-acetate, odorless mineral spirits, kerosene or MEK.

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FluorN 1688 FluorN 1688

FluorN 1688 is a 100% solids fluorinated isocyanate that moisture cures.  It can be formulated in 2-part urethane formulations to form clear, low refractive index, lubricious, hydrophobic and oleophobic surfaces.  It can also be formulated with 100% solids polyaspartic coatings to make oil, water and contaminant repellent coatings that are easy to clean.  Samples provided here are for industrial use and research use only.  

Our Price: $99.00