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Boosting the Performance of Electric Vehicle Wiring with Fluoropolymer Compounds

Electric vehicle manufacturers are persistently working to develop ways to improve engine performance, raise output density, increase motor efficiency output and make better use of space. Space utilization is particularly important with wiring. The more wires that can be packed into a space increases the voltage. This is significant because EVs use inverter-drive motors that…

The Evolution of Fluoropolymer Coatings for Buildings and Structures

It’s always been a major challenge to protect buildings and public infrastructure from nature’s elements. Take bridges, for example. According to the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, 42% are at least 50 years old and 7.5% of the U.S.’s 617,000 bridges are “structurally deficient,” meaning they are in poor condition. AGC formulators continually strive to develop resins…

New Office in Northern California

(AGCCA) has opened a new office in Cupertino, California, to support the advanced materials needs of semiconductor and electronics manufacturers located on the northern West Coast. The Business Development Office Chemicals (BDOC) will enable the company to build and enhance relationships in the region…relationships with customers, partners and technology associations and organizations. The office will…

New Partnerships Expand Product Distribution Channels for Fluorosolvents and Fine Silica

We are excited to announce two new partnerships, allowing for greater distribution of our product lines. Chem Logic to promote and provide technical support for fluorosolvents for high-reliability cleaning applications Our strategic partnership with Chem Logic as an independent sales rep will help sell our environmentally friendly and nonhazardous fluorinated solvents to high-reliability parts manufacturers…

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…

Transparent Amorphous Fluoropolymer Coatings Protect Sensitive Electronics and Optics Components and Transmit Light

Components inside devices can corrode when exposed to contaminants and moisture. This corrosion can reduce electronic performance and cause electrical shorts and device failure. Manufacturers use specialized coatings to protect these sensitive components. Factors to consider when selecting coating materials for electronics are the service environment, the component’s life span and the cost of the…

AMOLEA™ Fluorosolvents: Advantages and Applications of Next-Generation Precision Cleaning

Precision cleaning is frequently defined as the removal of particles less than a micron. This cleaning is required prior to assembly to ensure the safety and integrity of technically sophisticated parts and components. These include parts used in the automotive, aerospace, medical and electronics industries that could impact product performance if not properly decontaminated. In…

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…

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