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What is Nafion™

Nafion™ is a perfluorosulfonic acid polymer that was developed by DuPont in the 1960s. It is used primarily as a proton exchange membrane (PEM) in various electrochemical applications, such as fuel cells, batteries, and water electrolysis systems.

The unique structure of Nafion™ consists of a fluoropolymer backbone with pendant sulfonic acid groups, which provide high proton conductivity, good chemical and thermal stability, and low gas permeability. 

These properties make Nafion™ an ideal material for use in electrochemical devices, where efficient proton transport and durability are critical factors for optimal performance.

Nafion™ has been the subject of extensive research and development efforts over the years, resulting in improvements in its properties, performance, and cost-effectiveness. As a result, Nafion™ remains one of the most widely used and important materials in modern energy storage and conversion technologies.

What is Nafion™ Used For

Nafion™ Membranes

A Nafion™ membrane is a type of proton exchange membrane (PEM) made from Nafion™, a perfluorosulfonic acid polymer. It is a key component in various electrochemical applications, including fuel cells, batteries, and water electrolysis systems, where it facilitates the transport of protons while preventing the mixing of fuel and oxidant gases.

The unique structure of the Nafion™ membrane allows for efficient proton transport, good chemical and thermal stability, and low gas permeability, making it an ideal material for use in these applications.

Nafion™ Dispersions

Nafion™ dispersions are a type of solution containing Nafion™, a perfluorosulfonic acid polymer, that is dispersed in a solvent, such as water or alcohol. They are used in various applications, including coatings, films, and catalyst layers, where they provide unique properties, such as high proton conductivity, good chemical and thermal stability, and low gas permeability.

Nafion™ dispersions are a versatile and important material for use in electrochemical devices, making them a critical component in modern energy storage and conversion technologies.

Nafion™ Pellets

Nafion™ pellets are a type of solid resin made from Nafion™, a perfluorosulfonic acid polymer. They can be used in acid catalysis applications due to the strong acid properties of Nafion™.

Nafion™ Tubing

Nafion™ tubing is a type of polymer tubing made from Nafion™. It is used primarily in the medical and biotech industries, where it provides unique properties, such as high chemical and thermal stability, low extractables and leachables, and good gas permeability.

Nafion™ tubing is a critical component in various applications, including sample preparation, liquid chromatography, and gas diffusion, making it a versatile and important material in these industries.

Press Release Updates

Ion Power keeps clients informed with ongoing press releases that highlight progress in research, company updates, and environmental initiatives for recycled Nafion™, ensuring transparency and informed decision-making for clients.

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Recycled Nafion™:
(re)Investing in Sustainability

Ion Power, Inc. is investing in methods of recycling Nafion™ to reduce waste and promote sustainable practices in the industry. Our team is actively working to incorporate this strategy into everyday operations, highlighting Ion Power, Inc.’s commitment to environmental responsibility.