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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…

Fluoroelastomer Rubber Produces Superior and Environmentally-Safe Seals When Bonded with Waterborne Adhesives

In this blog post, we will be discussing the use of fluoroelastomer rubbers as an option for creating rubber parts and components. These parts, such as shafts, cylinder head gaskets, oil seals, and packer elements, are crucial in protecting sensitive equipment from harsh environmental conditions that may affect their performance. Rubber seals are also important…

PTFE Micropowders Add High Resistance and Lubrication Properties to Thermoplastic Parts, Rubbers, Inks, Paint and Oils

PTFE micropowders evolved out of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) coating materials that have been used for a long time in non-stick cookware. However, their uses extend beyond that. PTFE has many useful properties such as being resistant to water, heat, electricity, and friction. Because of these properties, PTFE can improve the durability and strength of thermoplastic and…

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…

Fluoroelastomers Outperform XLPE Wire.

AFLAS® Fluoroelastomers Outperform XLPE Wire for EV Cable

Electric vehicles use high-voltage cables to transmit electrical power to the charging port, battery, engine and other internal components. The automotive industry requires these cables to be lightweight to improve vehicle efficiency and all-electric range. These engines are very hot and contain harsh chemicals. An advanced insulation material is needed to protect cables from this…

Fluoropolymer compounds enhance the performance of electric vehicle wiring.

Fluoropolymer Compounds Boost the Performance of Electric Vehicle Wiring

New fluoropolymer compounds for flat wire jackets enable automakers to move away from traditional rounded wires and reach 96 percent occupancy. 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…

Fluoropolymer coatings for buildings.

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…

Advanced materials production office.

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…

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