LEADING MANUFACTURER OF FLUOROCHEMICAL PRODUCTS
LEADING MANUFACTURER OF FLUOROCHEMICAL PRODUCTS The Fluorochemical Specialist MAFLON速 was founded in 1996 thanks to a research project developed together with the Fluorine Chemistry Laboratory of Padua University. A research project focused, since the very beginning, on the fluorinated products and their application. MAFLON速 has the appropriate coating solution for surfaces such as leather, textile, stone, tile, wood, providing a durable and transparent treatment while creating a highly effective protective barrier against different agents as oils, water, coffee, food products and beverages. MAFLON速 produces also a wide range of fluorinated surface active agents to give excellent wetting, spreading and leveling properties in coating, cleaners, waxes systems. Fluorosurfactants may be also used in polishes, inks, adhesives and in all applications where surface tension is a fundamental parameter to determine the performance of the final products. Today MAFLON速 includes a research team leading the R&D activities cooperating closely with some of the most important Universities specialised in Fluorine Chemistry. All the R&D activities are developed in the laboratories located in the Headquarters in northern Italy.
GUARNIFLON INTERNATIONAL GROUP ®
GUARNIFLON® Spa is a leading international company specialised in the processing of fluorobased products with an annual output of 4.500 tons.
GUARNIFLON® Spa started its activities in 1982 with the machining of PTFE components and has been growing both domestic and international markets in the production of an extremely wide range of different PTFE based semifinished and finished products. It acquired a strong know-how that has been later applied also to the production of other fluorobased materials. Established as a family company, today GUARNIFLON® Spa, after 30 years activity, is an international group with subsidiaries in Europe, Far-East and the U.S., a global network with its Headquarters in Italy and a work force of almost 400 people. GUARNIFLON® Spa is organized in three Business Units: the first one, under the brand name GUARNIFLON®, involved in PTFE processing, semi-finished and finished parts, the second one, under the brand name MAFLON®, involved in fluorochemical specialities and the third one, under the brand name BRIKO MAPLUS, dedicated to ski waxes.
SKI WAX PRODUCTS
MAFLON® was set up initially as an independent company managed by GUARNIFLON® Spa shareholders, then, in 2009, was merged into GUARNIFLON® Spa, becoming the Business Unit focused on fluorochemical specialities. A well trained team of chemical researchers works daily to develop special and customised fluorochemical solutions, thanks to an extremely efficient laboratory furnished with the most up to date equipment and to the strong relationship with international research laboratories and Universities. Since 2012 MAFLON® premises have been located in a new 6000 sq.m. factory equipped with the latest technologies and chemical plants, to produce consistent and high quality products to meet the highest environmental standards.
MACEPLAST GMBH - GERMANY
MACEPLAST S.A. - FRANCE
MACEPLAST UK LTD.
MACEPLAST ROMANIA S.A.
IPM INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS & MACHINE INC. - USA
GUARNIFLON INDIA PVT.
ADVANCED FLON TECHNOLOGIES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
MACEPLAST ESPAÑA SL. P: Production D: Distribution
GUARNIFLON S.p.A. Set-up
MACEPLAST GMBH - Germany
MACEPLAST S.A. - France
MACEPLAST UK LTD. - United Kingdom
MACEPLAST ROMANIA S.A. - Romania
IPM INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS & MACHINE INC. - USA
GUARNIFLON INDIA PVT. LTD. - India
GUANGZHOU REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE - China
MACEPLAST ESPANA SL. - Spain
ADVANCED FLON TECHNOLOGIES - China
MAFLON R&D CONSTANTLY INNOVATING MATERIALS MAFLON® R&D
MAFLON® QUALITY MANAGEMENT System certified according to ISO 9001:2008
R&D department is constantly innovating new fluorinated materials to meet the specific requirements of the customers. The main role of the R&D department is to develop new formulations and to set up products from laboratory scale to full production. Thanks to dedicated engineers and chemists, MAFLON® should be your first choice when looking for a partner in the world of fluorinated products.
Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control Procedures (QCP) are unavoidable issues in the company. Equipment operations, maintenance and procedures as well as the analytical methods (of raw materials and finished products control), are made according to international standards (AATCC standard, ASTM standard, DIN standard) as well as to customers’ requirements. All the above is possible thanks to the availability of an extremely well equipped laboratory, fitted with the most up to date technologies and instruments. MAFLON® operators are constantly trained to match all requirements from the customer base.
Organismo accreditato da ACCREDIA Body accredited by ACCREDIA
CUSTOMER SERVICE MAFLON® customer care service grants functional excellence in process management and expertise in translating regulatory requirements into practice. Synergies and teamwork involving R&D, sales and production departments allow MAFLON® to give fast and problem-solving solutions to the customers: skilled and internationally experienced managers will always be at the customer’s disposal for suggestions and solutions to enhance and strengthen the cooperation. The state of the art chemical reactor at new MAFLON® promises
MAFLON® customer service manages European Customer Service Centre for several business lines such as coatings & additives, fluorosurfactants and advanced intermediates.
MAFLON SCIENTIFIC APPROACH HEXA for
HIGH PERFORMANCE IN FLUOROCHEMICAL PRODUCTS
MAFLON® scientific research is based on the chemistry of fluorotelomers and perfluoroalkyliodides obtained by the 1 controlled polymerisation of tetrafluoroethylene. Fluorinated materials and compounds of type F(CF2)n(CH2)mX are used in the laboratories to prepare fluorinated materials. These new chemical compounds are then used as raw materials for the production of more sophisticated fluorinated products used in a wide range of application such as:
Fluorine and Carbon form one of the strongest bonds known in organic chemistry and MAFLON® takes advantage of C-F bonds to create chemicals for the development of a wide range of materials with attractive properties. MAFLON® products can meet a wide range of applications and have been divided into different specific business lines, always offering tailor-made solutions to the customers and remaining one step ahead of the competition. Maflon business lines include Lineplus Fluoropolymers, Hexafor Fluoropolymers and Hexafor Surfactants.
Fluorine-modified polymers Applied as a surface treatment in order to give oleo-hydro repellency and anti-stain properties (e.g. poly(meth)acrylates, polyurethanes, polysiloxanes). Fluorosurfactants Mostly used as wetting and leveling agents in the formulation of floor polishes, detergents, waxes, paints, varnishes and coatings. Solid lubricants / Fluorinated solvents Perfluoroalkanes CF3(CF2)nCF3 and semifluorinated alkanes used as solid lubricants or fluorinated solvents with a high solubility for oxygen and carbon dioxide. ® laboratories thanks to the following analytical and characterisation
All the products are characterised and tested in MAFLON techniques: • Infrared spectroscopy (IR) • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) • Gel permeation chromatography (GPC) • Gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (GC-MS) • QUV weathering tests • Tribological tests • Tensiometer for surface and interfacial tension measurements. 1
X being a functional groups such as alcohols, glycols, olefins, (meth)acrylics, epoxydes, silanes.
Lineplus Fluoropolymers are offered as solvent or aqueous systems of specially designed (polymeric) compounds for the surface treatment of stone, marble, tile, concrete, leather, textile, carpet, and all other substrates where high repellency is required. They offer a highly durable and repellent protection against water, oil, coffee, red wine, etc. without modifying the natural appearance of the treated substrates. Lineplus include also low molecular weight PTFE additives designed to grant some of the fluoropolymer properties to the host material. Specifically they can be used to reduce the friction coefficient, to enhance the wear resistance, the lubricity and the non-stick properties of a variety of host materials such as printing inks, paints, coatings, thermoplastics, greases, lubricants, plastics and elastomers. Hexafor Fluoropolymers are a new family of oil and water repellents developed as an effective alternative to long-chain perfluorinated chemicals (ex. Lineplus Fluoropolymers). They are based on short perfluorinated chain molecules containing only 6 fluorinated carbon atoms avoiding the formation of hazardous chemicals (eg. PFOA) in the environment. Similar to the Lineplus Fluoropolymers serie, Hexafor fluoropolymers provide a durable and transparent treatment for stone, marble, tile, concrete, textile, leather, etc. Hexafor Surfactants are highly effective and efficient fluorinated surface active agents based on short fluorinated chain. They are especially designed to provide rapid spreading, wetting and leveling performance to various water-based coating systems, such as paints, inks, floors, vanishes, polishes. Their low surface tension permits the wetting of substrates that are difficult to wet with the common hydrocarbon surfactants. The Hexafor surfactants line includes anionic and nonionic surface active agents.
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THE FLUOROCHEMICAL SPECIALIST
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND APPLICATION FLUOROPOLYMER ADDITIVES FLUOROSURFACTANT ADDITIVES PTFE MICROPOWDER FLUOROADDITIVES
APPLICATION ANTI GRAFFITI CONCRETE PROTECTION
STONE MARBLE AND CONCRETE PROTECTION
PAINTS AND COATINGS
Providing a permanent treatment with easy removal of graffiti, strong UV and weather resistance without any damage to the underlying stone surface.
Durable protection from stains, superior oil and water repellency, no change to the natural surface appearance, non-film forming, easy to clean and maintain, preserving the beauty of stone, tile marble, concrete, masonry, etc.
High performance products for leveling and
Faster spreading, improved penetration,
wetting, reduced cratering, fish eyes, orange
antisoiling, antifogging, alkaline cleaners,
peel effect, anti blocking, UV resistance, UV
glass cleaner, degreasing, etc.
coating, improved antisoiling, and reduce the amount and number of other additives.
TEXTILE AND CONCRETE
LEATHER CONCRETE PROTECTION
WAXES AND POLISHES
Superior oil and water repellent with high durability, preserving the quality, handle and the appearance of textiles.
Providing a durable, invisible barrier to water, oil, dirt and stains for industrial and consumer application.
Improved protection against air pollution, water, grease spots, soiling. Enhancing the surface durability, preventing freeze-thaw damage.
Improved wetting, levelling, gloss, reduced
Improved wetting, levelling, penetration and
Improved levelling, decreased ink wicking,
cratering, orange peel effect, improved
adhesion, reduced cratering.
photo emulsion wetting.
WOOD PROTECTION AND CONCRETE
MOULD RELEASE AGENTS AND CONCRETE
STONE ENHANCERS AND CONCRETE
Rejuvenating the colour and the appearance of worn and weathered stone, tumbled marble and other rustic-look stones. Providing long lasting protection against moisture, oils, grease spots and stains.
Used as zinc battery scale inhibitor, low foam Supplyng anticorrosion, etch bath wetting,
Mould release spray, emulsion polymeriza-
and non-corrosive wetting in photoresist cleaning and scale removal.
tion, antifogging, external and internal
strippers, effective plating bath aid.
lubricant, coupling agents, scale removal.
Improved the durability and the longevity by Improved dimensional accuracy, reduction reducing moisture absorption or oil contami- of defects without stickiness, high working nation with no change of natural appearan- efficiency in moulding electric components. ce.
antisoiling, UV resistant.
MAFLON Environmental Policy PTFE MICROPOWDER FLUOROADDITIVES APPLICATION
In lithographic printing, for improving scuff resistant, high temperature dryng and scratch resistance.
In moulded gears, for improving wear resistance, low coefficient of friction and anti-dripping.
IN TOUCH WITH THE FUTURE
The need for really sustainable solutions for 21st century life is one of the most critical and important challenges facing the global community. At MAFLON®, sustainable development does not just mean being an environmentally friendly company, but also taking care of human beings safety. Over the past decade (since 2000), there has been increasing concern about products that contain long-chain perfluorinated chemicals (LCPFs) and various actions have been undertaken to minimize the potential impact of these chemicals on human health and on the environment, especially related to PFOA and PFOS. Both these chemicals are thought to be persistent in the environment, bioaccumulative and potentially toxic. MAFLON® uses neither Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) nor PFOS intentionally during its manufacturing processes. Moreover all MAFLON® repellents and surfactants are telomere-based (refer to MAFLON® Scientific Approach) and cannot therefore contain or produce PFOS, however trace levels of PFOA may result as minor impurities in the raw materials or as a byproduct of the LCPF based products (C8 Lineplus series).
In dynamic seals and coated rollers, for improving abrasion, tear resistance and mould release.
In protective industrial, DIY and bakeware for additional chemical resistance, non-stick properties, anti-blocking, wear and abrasion resistance, scratch resistance.
In oil and aerosols as very effective grease thickener.
NO MORE PFOA RELEASE
In 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the USA and the eight major companies active in the fluorochemicals market launched the 2010/15 PFOA Stewardship Program. According to this agreement, the companies committed to work towards eliminating the emissions and use of PFOA and related substances (LCPFCs) by 2015. As well as EPA also the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) considered in its analysis 2015 as the ultimate phase out deadline for direct use of PFOA and related compounds. MAFLON® is fully involved in the LCPFCs (PFOA) substitution/elimination process. At the end of 2010 MAFLON® R&D team concluded the development of a new line of products based on shorter chain perfluorinated chemicals (C4-C6 HEXAFOR series). They show similar or even better performance in comparison to those of LCPFCs (C8 Lineplus series) avoiding any possibility of PFOA release in the environment. At present, although all the new R&D projects are focused on the new C6 HEXAFOR series, MAFLON® guarantees the delivery of its C8 Lineplus series onto the market until 2015.
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Published on Nov 8, 2013