DuPont™ Kalrez® 9100 For Photovoltaic

DuPont™ Kalrez® 9100 perfluoroelastomers parts are an amber translucent product for PV cell manufacturing processes requiring resistance to fluorine-based plasma including amorphous/microcrystalline silicon thin film deposition. It exhibits very low weight loss and ultra-low particle generation in fluorine-based plasma, e.g., NF3, F2, etc.

Description

For Photovoltaic Manufacturing Processes

Product Description

DuPont™ Kalrez® 9100 perfluoroelastomers parts are an amber translucent product for PV cell manufacturing processes requiring resistance to fluorine-based plasma including amorphous/microcrystalline silicon thin film deposition. It exhibits very low weight loss and ultra-low particle generation in fluorine-based plasma, e.g., NF3, F2, etc. It also offers excellent resistance to dry process chemistry and has excellent thermal stability, compression set and outgassing properties. Kalrez® 9100 has good mechanical strength properties and is well suited for both static and dynamic sealing applications. A maximum continuous service temperature of 300 °C is suggested.

Typical Physical Properties

Color

Amber Translucent

Hardness, Shore M (O-ring) (test method ASTM D2240 & D1414)

74

Maximum Service Temperature °C

300

Compression Set, %70 hrs.at 204°C (test method ASTM D395B & ASTM D1414)

17

Features/Benefits

• Very low weight loss and ultra-low particle generation in fluorine-based plasma

• Excellent resistance to dry process chemistry

• Excellent thermal stability

• Excellent (low) compression set and outgassing properties

Suggested Applications

• Gas valve/slit valve door seals

• Gas inlet/orifice seals

• Isolation valve seals

• Substrate handling pads

• Chamber lid seals

Plasma Resistance

Plasma can be a very aggressive media depending upon the power and chemistry employed. If not selected properly, elastomers can be eroded at an astonishing rate in plasma, leading to problems during pump-down or causing toxic gases to be released into the atmosphere. Figure 1 shows the % weight loss (erosion) properties of Kalrez® 9100 versus a typical fluoroelastomer (competitive FKM K7), fluorosilicone (competitive FVMQ E7) and silicone (competitive VMQ T1) product after direct exposure to NF3/Ar (1:3) plasma for 6 hours. Kalrez® 9100 exhibited significantly lower weight loss (erosion) versus the other products tested.

Figure 1

Particle Generation

Conventional sealing materials normally contain carbon black and/or mineral fillers. Newer products are either unfilled or formulated with polymeric fillers. Plasma resistance can be significantly different depending upon the type of filler used. If the filler has high resistance to plasma, it can “shield” the polymer to reduce erosion or weight loss but have high potential for particle generation by leaving discrete particles behind once the polymer has become etched. Unfilled and polymeric filled products can be completely etched to form volatiles, thereby significantly reducing the potential for contamination. Figure 2 illustrates the relative particle generation of DuPont™ Kalrez® 9100 versus typical carbon black and mineral filled fluoroelastomer products after exposure to NF3/Ar (1:3) plasma for 6 hours. Kalrez® 9100 exhibited significantly lower particle generation versus the other products tested.

Figure 2

Warranty for Kalrez products

• Only applies to Dupont products distributed genuine in Vietnam.

• All Kalrez products are warranted if the machine fails due to manufacturer fault.

• For warranty and product maintenance, please contact Achilles, customer service phone number: 098 213 2184 (Ms. Duc).

• Achilles is the genuine supplier of products related to Kalrez DuPont.

• For retail/whole sale pricing, bulk ordering and product information advice please contact 098 213 2184 (Ms. Duc) via info@achilles.com.vn or the website https://achilles.com/.

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