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Specialty Silica Gels Improve Aesthetics of Mineral-Based Sunscreens

Water-in-oil (W/O) sunscreens have always been an industry challenge because achieving the required SPF with minerals created a greasy, unappealing product. AGC and its partner ACT Solutions have succeeded in creating effective mineral formulations without these aesthetic problems. Adding SOLESPHERE™ porous and nonporous silica gels to formulations makes it possible to produce sunscreens and makeup with…

Celebrating Fluon® ETFE’s 50th Anniversary

Created in 1972 by AGC, Fluon® ETFE high-performance fluoropolymer resins have been used in hundreds of different applications worldwide including tubing, piping, wire/cable coatings, hoses, architectural films, valves and other components. When made with ETFE melt-processable resins or films, these components are physically tough and able to withstand extreme conditions, chemicals, UV and weather. For…

Next-Gen HCFO Precision Solvents Receive SNAP Approval

Our new SNAP-approved AMOLEA AS-300 and AS-300AT solvents are helping to lead the way in providing environmentally friendly cleaning alternatives. They are not categorized as hazardous air pollutants, have a global warming potential of less than one and have higher exposure limits. They can be used in a vapor degreaser and are ideal replacements for…

AGC’s ETFE Film Has SoFi Stadium Covered for the Big Game!

While you are watching the Big Game on Sunday, take a minute to look up from the excitement on the field. That’s AGC’s ETFE film covering on Sofi Stadium’s state-of-the-art roof! Fluon® ETFE is a fluoropolymer film that has been used in some of the world’s most creative architectural structures. This high-performance building material is…

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Achieve Your Sustainability Goals with AGC Products

Climate change is a global issue that has become a serious topic gaining momentum around the world. As more and more businesses pledge efforts toward carbon neutrality, we understand the necessity of offering solutions that are environmentally sustainable while also providing equal, if not higher, performance value to the products being phased out. We take…

ideal fillers for PTFE

How to Select the Right PTFE Filler For Your Application

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene that is widely popular because of its numerous benefits that can be adapted for use across a variety of industries and applications. The unique properties of PTFE make it useful for both domestic and commercial applications. These properties include: A very high melting point of 327 °C…

The Latest Trends in Sunscreen Formulations Benefit From SPF Boost Ingredients

Sunscreen is no longer just something you grab for a day at the beach. Consumers want products that are safe and effective for everyday use, can be worn under makeup or can be blended with other additives to offer additional benefits like moisture, tinting or anti-aging. However, there is a delicate balance to creating formulations…

fluorinated resin coatings for glass

Protect Life-Saving Pharmaceuticals with Fluorinated Resin Coatings for Glass Packaging

The COVID-19 pandemic brought public attention to the complex pharmaceutical supply chain—product development, production and distribution. Playing an important role in the worldwide vaccination effort are the glass vials that contain the billions of doses needed for global distribution. To get the vaccine to the public, it is first produced in bulk, then transferred to…

Meeting the Challenges of Manufacturing Fluorochemical-Based APIs

Producing fluorinated molecules for large-scale production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) is a highly specialized field. Incorporating fluorine into APIs can change key characteristics of the molecule, such as its metabolic stability, ability to dissolve in fats and other nonpolar solvents, capacity to bind to protein, as well as its acidity and basicity. These changes…

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