St. Paul, MN -- Dyneon LLC and COR*Guard announced that COR*Guard's new, proprietary Factory Mutual-approved
exhaust ducts for use in acid-laden-air exhaust systems in the
semiconductor industry will incorporate a Dyneon ETFE
fluoropolymer-based coating formulation.
COR*Guard can now offer Factory Mutual (Class 4922/E-84)-approved
fabricated or pre-manufactured exhaust ducts coated with a Dyneon
Modified ETFE Fluoropolymer Coating System. The exhaust ducts can
withstand the harsh high temperature and corrosive environments found
in semiconductor processing ductwork. Additional applications for the
coating include tanks, spin bowls, chemical enclosures, trays and
other applications that warrant protecting metal substrates from the
rugged demands of corrosive chemicals in the semiconductor industry.
The Dyneon coating formulation comprises a primer and a modified ETFE
topcoat/coating. COR*Guard plans to utilize the new primer and
modified ETFE coating coupled with a proven technology, which reduces
the preparation time of the substrate. COR*Guard will leverage its
well-trained, low-cost workforce, low utility rates and centralized
location in the United States to produce a competitive, high-quality
product for its customers.
Steve Durham, board member of COR*Guard LLC, said, "In the early
stage of our startup company, we had the opportunity to select from
more than one supplier who specializes in fluoropolymers to help us in
this technical sector of the semiconductor industry. The reason
COR*Guard selected Dyneon was simple - we found their people to be
honest, hard-working and never willing to compromise the quality of
their product to get to market fast. Dyneon's product-development
approach runs parallel with COR*Guard's objectives to build a solid
business in the semiconductor industry."