Nafion™ Membranes, Dispersions, and Resins
Enabling Improvements and Innovations
For more than 50 years, Nafion™ membranes and dispersions have provided critical applications with unparalleled performance and durability. Today, the Nafion™ portfolio provides leading-edge solutions that create production and process improvements, ensure superior performance standards, and allow manufacturers to pursue new markets.
The Next Normal: The Birth of the Hydrogen Economy
In 2020, the world reduced its demand for fossil fuels for the first time in human history, but to keep that going, we must decarbonize energy production. That seems daunting, but by using renewable energy to create hydrogen, we can create an energy system without emissions.
Responsible chemistry is essential to our changing world, and continued chemical innovations, such as Nafion membranes and dispersions, will usher in the next normal—the birth of the hydrogen-powered society.
Building that society depends on the chemical properties of Nafion, which efficiently converts heat from the sun and power from the wind into clean hydrogen—instantly. With Nafion membranes, we can convert excess renewable energy into the power that electrolyzes water, converting it into hydrogen and oxygen.
Hydrogen is a near-perfect fuel, providing clean power and emitting only pure water vapor. Because of that, hydrogen can all-but eliminate the emissions from energy-intensive industrial processes. It can serve as a feedstock for industry, energize fuel cell powered vehicles, and even heat homes and buildings.
It’s time to let the future in. And Nafion membranes and dispersions are here to do just that —and help bring about the next normal.
Global Demands Are Changing. We’re Ready and Able to Meet Them.
As consumers and regulators demand more sustainable and responsible solutions, operating environments and application requirements are changing too. Increased energy consumption requires cleaner, more efficient sources and distribution methods. Our membrane technology reduces wasted energy and facilitates clean hydrogen production.
Nafion™ ion exchange membranes provide a clean solution to energy production, with water as the only byproduct. Fuel cells—another Nafion™ membrane application—convert hydrogen to electricity, which supplements intermittent power generated by renewables, a popular alternative to carbon-based energy sources. But Relying on new energy generation sources is only part of the equation—excess energy storage and distribution will need to support the heavier loads society demands.
Innovating energy production, storage, and distribution may influence the progress of other industries. Manufacturers will produce more electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles once those fuel sources become readily available and affordable. More smart cities will rely on grids and meters to automate efficient use. The power of chemistry will enhance these and many other applications within the energy industry, while working to reduce its environmental footprint. Learn more about our featured industry applications below.