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AGC Chemicals Celebrates 100th Anniversary

We’re excited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of AGC Chemicals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Glass Company. Asahi Glass Company started its chemical business in 1917 with the production of soda ash. Since then, the company has grown substantially, expanding its expertise into chlor-alkali and urethane, gas and solvents, fluoroproducts and life sciences. 100 years […]

New eBooks Available on Repellent Nonwoven Fabrics for Automotive and Medical Applications

Our AsahiGuard line of fluorochemical-based coatings make any fabric, paper and nonwoven fabric repel water, oil and other fluids. With the increasing use of repellent nonwovens for automotive and medical products, we recently published two new eBooks to aid product selection. These eBooks provide helpful information for both nonwoven fabric mills and manufactures of nonwoven […]

October Symposium Points to Increasing Demand for Chlor-Alkali Technology

Last month, AGC hosted the Chlor-Alkali Technology Symposium. This was the first event of its kind for chlor-alkali producers in North and South America. The event was well-received by all attendees, providing them with an engaging learning experience from technology presentations. Much of the learning took place away from the sessions though, as industry professionals […]

Featuring New Adhesive Resin Grades for Chemical Processors at the 2017 Chem Show

We’re excited to once again exhibit at the Chem Show, the largest event in North America for the chemical processing industry. This year, we will feature functionalized adhesive fluoropolymer resins and compounds. Our Fluon® AH-ETFE, Fluon ETFE LH-8000 and Fluon EA-2000 PFA help chemical processors improve equipment uptime and productivity by enhancing the performance of […]

Specialty Materials/Specialty Intermediates: Building Blocks of Pharma and Agrochemical Products

Specialty Intermediates Most formulators associate AGC with product brands like Lumiflon, AFLAS and AsahiGuard that are based on fluorochemicals and perfluorohexyl chemistry. But AGC also develops and manufactures specialty materials. These “specialty intermediates” are the large and small fluorinated molecules that serve as building blocks for pharmaceutical and agrochemical products. There aren’t many compounds found […]

World’s Tallest Indoor Ferris Wheel Protected by LUMIFLON FEVE Coated Housing

Setting Guinness World Records isn’t easy, and neither is protecting a massive structure from nature’s elements. The Alem Cultural and Entertainment Center, located in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, is home to the world’s tallest indoor Ferris wheel. The Ferris wheel named Alem, which translates to “The Universe,” stands at an incredible 368 feet and houses 24 six-seat […]

Upgrading the AGC Fluoroelastomer Testing Lab to Keep Pace with Innovation

We recently enhanced our AFLAS® fluoroelastomer testing lab in Exton, Pa. with new equipment for fluoropolymer testing. It’s important that we have the latest equipment so we can support our customers’ product development. AFLAS resins are used in so many industries now, that constant R&D is needed to develop new products for specific applications. New […]

Tips for Selecting Moisture Repellents for Nonwoven Fabrics

Many products we use every day are made from nonwoven fabrics, including home furnishings, disposable medical products, and automotive parts and interiors. Nonwoven fabrics can be treated with moisture repellents as rolled goods. This makes them more durable, stay dry longer, release stains easier, and provide a barrier to harmful fluids. What are nonwoven fabrics? […]

Latest Specialty Materials to be Featured at the Specialty & Agro Chem Show

AGC has exhibited its latest specialty materials at the Specialty & Agro Chemicals America exhibition for many years. The event has always proven to be a productive and rewarding experience that has helped advance our products. But more importantly, it advances the industry’s innovation overall. The Specialty & Agro Chemicals event is an excellent opportunity […]