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OMNOVA Solutions Introduces New Line of Electronics Grade Fluorosurfactants

Published on 2008-08-06. Author : SpecialChem

FAIRLAWN, Ohio -- OMNOVA Solutions has announced the introduction of a line of electronics grade PolyFox® fluorosurfactants and fluorochemicals for wetting, flow, leveling and modification of coatings used in electronics manufacturing.

These fluorosurfactants and fluorochemicals offer refractive indices in the 1.4 range or lower and can be useful in applications such as anti-reflection coatings. PolyFox fluorosurfactants and fluorochemicals can be delivered with low ppm or ppb levels for alkali, alkaline earth and transition metal impurities. In addition, some PolyFox products are delivered at 100% solids or in an aqueous solution without co-solvent, potentially eliminating contribution to total VOC levels and other processing concerns. The technology platform is based on an oligomeric poly(oxetane) backbone with short (<C4F9) perfluoroalkyl groups. PolyFox materials are neither prepared from PFOA, PFOS or telomer-based fluorochemicals of concern nor can they degrade into such materials. As a consequence, PolyFox fluorosurfactants and fluorochemicals have gained regulatory approval from a number of agencies globally including the US EPA and the EU through REACH registration.

About OMNOVA Solutions Inc.:

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a technology-based company with proforma 2007 sales of $836 million and a current workforce of 2,730 employees worldwide. OMNOVA is an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and decorative and functional surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses.

Source: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

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