Fluoropolymers For Automotive Applications

Product Announcement from AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.

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AGC's newest additions to its adhesive-grade product lineup provide industry-leading performance across an expanded range of applications in the automotive, oil and gas, chemical, building and construction, packaging and electronics industries. Each is formulated for ease of use within its respective processing environment and is backed by AGC's longstanding reputation as a leading provider of functionalized adhesives.

Fluon® ETFE Resins
Melt processable copolymers composed of tetrafluoroethylene and ethylene, Fluon® ETFE resins offer superior physical toughness and adaptability to meet the ranging needs of simple, high-quality, complicated and even high-performance products.

The fluoropolymers maintain stable mechanical and electrical properties while exposed to a wide temperature range from -200 °C to +150 °C. Superior tensile elongation and strength ensure no breakage by impact at room temperature. They are even resistant to low-temperature impact down to at least -80 °C. Tolerant to almost all chemical agents and solvents, these nonflammable resins conform to UL Standard 94V-0. ETFE resins are also resistant to ultraviolet light, making them suitable for outdoor use. A 16,000-hour accelerated weathering test (comparable to 30 years’ exposure) produced almost no signs of film deterioration.

Available in pellet or powder form, ETFE resins can be molded by extrusion molding, injection molding, blow molding and electrostatic coating. Fluon ETFE resin compounds are also available in a variety of color masterbatch concentrates, custom reinforcements or conductivity levels.

Modified ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene polymers, Low Melting ETFE resins have a melting point lower by 30 °C to 40 °C than conventional ETFE materials, enabling processing over a wider temperature range with remarkably improved processability. Resins have higher flexibility and mechanical strength and can withstand flex of over 100,000 times. These low melting fluoropolymers also possess improved optical clarity and a higher limiting oxygen index (40% versus 31%). Using conventional extrusion and injection molding techniques, LM-ETFE resins can be processed at a wider range of temperatures due to their improved thermal stability and lower melting point. Rotomolding, rotolining and adhesive grades are also available.

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Fluoropolymer Resins
Our quality fluoropolymer resins are both reliable and versatile in application. Offering varying characteristics such as environmental toughness, purity, low melting point, non-stickiness and resistance to chemicals and weather, our plastic resins are used throughout the transportation, chemical process, resource recovery, electronics, semiconductors, aerospace and textile industries.

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AFLAS® Fluoroelastomers
AFLAS® Fluoroelastomers are the materials of choice for products and systems that work in tough environments and require high reliability. Alternating copolymers of tetrafluoroethylene and propylene, AFLAS imparts unique properties over conventional FKM-type fluoroelastomers. We offer several grades of AFLAS: 100 Series (High Strength, General Purpose Use), 150 Series (Extrusions, Linings and General Purpose Use), Latex (Coatings or Binders), 200P specialty FKM for improved performance at cold temperatures, and AFLAS PM-1100 and PM-3000 FFKM series for improved performance at ultra hot temperatures.

Fluon® PFA Resins
Copolymers of tetrafluoroethylene and a perfluorinated vinyl ether, Fluon® PFA Resins can be used over a wide range of temperatures from extremely low to high (-200 °C to 260 °C) without losing excellent chemical, electrical, mechanical and surface properties. PFA resins retain many inherent characteristics and similar properties of PTFE, but can be processed using conventional thermoplastic techniques such as extrusion molding, injection molding, blow molding and electrostatic powder coating. With an oxygen index of 95% or better, these noncombustible resins can be used in various fields. Offering outstanding weatherability (no reduction or deterioration by direct sunlight, wind, rain and exhaust gas), characteristics do not change when exposed to the outdoors for a long period of time.  Fluon® PFA resin compounds are also available.

Fluon® PTFE and Fluon Micropowders
Highly cost-effective materials, Fluon® PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) Resins are the most widely used fluoropolymers found in many areas of modern life. Resin properties keep insulation thickness to a minimum while tolerating a wider range of temperatures (-180 °C to 260 °C) than other insulators.  Inert to almost all chemicals, PTFE resins also offer good resistance to most solvents. They are suitable for outdoor use with no detriment to properties from extended exposure to the elements.

Fluon® ETFE Resins
Melt processable copolymers composed of tetrafluoroethylene and ethylene, Fluon® ETFE resins offer superior physical toughness and adaptability to meet the ranging needs of simple, high-quality, complicated and even high-performance products

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AGC Chemicals Americas offers fluoroelastomers for demanding applications in automotive, oil & gas, nuclear, defense, agricultural and many other industries. Give us your most demanding applications!

About AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.
AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Glass Company Ltd., a $11 billion multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, electronic displays and chemical products. The company was formed in 2004 through the merging of sister companies Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers USA and AGA
Chemicals. Headquartered in Exton, Pa., AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pa., and warehouses located throughout North America. www.agcchem.com

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