Coating Solutions


Flutec LE12 and LE15 are solutions of a low molecular weight perfluorocarbon oligomer in a low boiling-point, volatile perfluorocarbon liquid.

Flutec LE12 and LE15 are clear, have very low surface energies and high contact-angles with water.

They are highly chemically-resistant to most liquids and solutions not containing fluorine atoms and will repel a variety of oils, lubricants and aqueous solutions of high and low pH.

Coatings remain flexible at low temperatures and melt between 60°C. and 80°C.


Items and surfaces coated or impregnated with Flutec LE12 and Flutec LE15 are simultaneously hydrophobic and oleophobic. This means that the solutions can be used for:

Application Methods

Depending upon the specific use, Flutec LE12 and Flutec LE15 coatings can be applied by:

Dipping, where practical, is preferred as equipment is available commercially which handles parts automatically and effectively recovers the solvent during drying of the coating.

Post-baking of dried films is not necessary.

Application equipment can be cleaned with any of the range of Flutec perfluorocarbon liquids.

Typical Physical Properties

FormMobile liquid
Solids content2% w/w (LE12), 5% w/w (LE15)
AppearanceColourless liquid
Specific Gravity1.7
Flash pointNone
Surface Energy of dry film18-19 dynes cm-1
Contact angle (DI water)110°

Handling and Storage

Flutec LE12 and LE15 should be stored in a cool area and preferably in their tightly-closed original containers. There are no hazards involved in handling either material. Refer to the Safety Data Sheet for more details.


Flutec LE12 and Flutec LE15 are available in 5 kg containers. Larger containers are available on request.