- Fluorinating a surface or applying a fluorinated coating lowers the surface energy and makes the surface more hydrophobic. Desbief et. al. [Superhydrophobic Aluminum Surfaces by Deposition of Micelles of Fluorinated Block Copolymers|3] coat an aluminum surface with a fluorinated block copolymer
- Many companies make fluorinated plastic containers which are less permeable than simple HDPE containers.
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