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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…

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…

Solesephere gel

Research Shows Microsphere Silica Gels Improve Cosmetic and Skincare Product Formulations

Cosmetic and skincare formulations use a precise balance of ingredients to achieve the desired structure and performance of the final product. Formulators must understand the chemistry of each ingredient and how they will work together to develop products that deliver the desired performance properties like absorption, smooth application and stability, to name a few. Additionally,…

Fine Silica Fillers Improve Performance and Reduce the Cost of 3D Printing Resins

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of creating solid three-dimensional objects, layer by layer, with the use of computer design modeling. It is commonly used to make prototypes and models used for market research, testing and validation purposes. Because 3D printing speeds up the prototyping process, it enables manufacturers to bring…

The importance of silica quality in providing accurate and consistent HPLC results

The most important factor that influences accurate and consistent HPLC results is quality of the packing material. AGC has been producing the highest quality spherical silica gels for decades with our proprietary process under the brand name M.S. GEL. They offer the following benefits for both separation and purification: High purity Perfect spherical shape Uniform…

Fluorinated Cation Exchange Membrane Technology Improves Electrolysis and Electrodialysis Processes

Membrane-based electrolysis and electrodialysis use an electrical field to separate charged and non-charged molecules. Cation exchange membranes are used to produce or recover chemicals by electrolysis processes, and industrial processes require membranes that are highly resistant to chemicals. Fluorinated cation exchange membranes with a sulfonic acid group provide this resistance and other performance advantages like…

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