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AGC Supports Key Trade Associations to Lend Expertise in Fluoropolymer Technology

AGC Chemicals Americas, a leading name in fluoropolymer technology, is a proud member of many trade associations. The company actively collaborates with them to share its expertise in fluoropolymer technology  with resins and specialty materials, including films, and coatings. By partnering with these associations, we gain deeper insights into various industry needs. This collaboration allows…


AGC High Performance Materials Aid the Expanding Hydrogen Market

The popularity of hydrogen as a cleaner fuel alternative is on the rise. It plays a crucial role in refining petroleum to reduce sulfur content and in creating zero-carbon fertilizers and fuels via ammonia production. Additionally, hydrogen powers fuel cells. Each year the US generates about 10 million metric tons of hydrogen. AGC Chemicals Americas…

Silicon wafer coated with plasma-resistant fluoroelastomers.

New Ultra-Clean AFLAS FFKM Fluoroelastomers with Higher Heat Resistance for Semiconductor Plasma Process Applications

We recently added AFLAS® FFKM PM-5000 and PM-5500 grades to our line of fluoroelastomers. These perfluorinated elastomer grades meet the unique demands of semiconductor applications because they have high temperature durability, a high molecular weight and excellent resistance to O2 and NF3 plasma. These new grades build on the high-performance properties of other AFLAS FFKMs….

The Power of PTFE Powders as a Performance Additive

Thousands of products are formulated with fluoropolyer-based performance additives to enhance their properties. For example, Fluon® polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) micropowders provide desirable characteristics such as chemical resistance and improved lubricity, friction, and wear characteristics for thermoplastic parts and components. Manufactured through controlled degradation of virgin PTFE feedstock, these fluoropolymer powders offer higher purity and better physical…

Non-fluorinated barrier can protect paper products.

New Non-Fluorinated Barrier Technology

There has never been a non-fluorinated sizing additive that could protect paper products like fast-food containers from both water and food oils. That has changed with AGC’s development of a new wet-end additive that can be added to fibers during production. This next generation material science solution will replace current technology that is being phased…

the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge – was designed with a fluoropolymer coating that included our LUMIFLON® FEVE resin.

LUMIFLON® FEVE-Based Paint Formulation Maintains Aesthetics and Durability of 2022 “Top Bridge”

Roads and Bridges Magazine top bridge of 2022 – the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge – was designed with a fluoropolymer coating system that included our LUMIFLON® FEVE resin. The LUMIFLON-based paint formulation was deemed an essential design element to improve bridge durability and aesthetics. Built in 2021 as a $355 million joint venture between Iowa…

AGC Chemicals Streamlines New Product Development with A-I Platform

AGC Chemicals has improved its R&D operations by utilizing the Uncountable A-I Platform to develop new high-performance materials more efficiently. The company faced difficulties in sharing critical experimental information between its remote sites due to information silos and time zone differences between its Pennsylvania headquarters and central research center in Japan. Engineers worked independently, saving…

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