What is Halar coating? Most people have no idea. Halar is actually the brand name for ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene, or ECTFE. ECTFE is marketed as Halar by Solvay Solexis. However, that doesn’t do much to answer the question. If you don’t know what Halar is, you probably don’t have a clue what chlorotrifluoroethylene is, either. Here is the lowdown on ECTFE, or Halar.
The most basic explanation for Halar is that it is a type of plastic. This particular type of plastic known as Halar is special because it is semi-crystalline and melt-processable. There are additional properties of Halar that make it desirable for use as an industrial coating. These properties include: