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New AFLAS Grades for High-Performance Automotive Hose Constructions

Today’s automotive engineers are challenged to design lightweight vehicles that operate with maximum power and minimal fuel consumption. With great emphasis placed on turbo efficiency, it is important to select materials for engine components that can stand up to demanding, under-the-hood applications. Recent advances in lamination technology for multi-layer hose constructions have caused manufacturers to […]

Fluon+ PFA EA-2000 Adhesive Resins Speed Up Communication Rates in Autonomous Cars

By 2025, it is projected that the global market for partially autonomous and fully autonomous cars will be $36 billion and $6 billion, respectively. And as the transportation industry works to bring autonomous vehicles to commercial sales, Fluon+ perfluoroalkoxy alkane (PFA) EA-2000 adhesives can help provide the required data processing speeds. Improving Detection Speed in […]

The Advantages of Replacing Traditional FKM and FFKM Rubber-to-Metal Seals with AFLAS® Fluoroelastomers

FKM is the ASTM designation for a class of fluorinated, carbon-based synthetic rubber, commonly known as fluoroelastomers, which were introduced in the 1950s. FKMs exhibit impressive heat resistance as well as resistance to high pressures, chemicals and other fuels. These performance qualities made them an ideal material for high-performance seals, O-rings and gaskets used in […]

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 […]

Vehicle Makers Turn to Fluoropolymers to Protect Auto Parts from Harsh Fuels

Using ethanol, biodiesel and other biofuels are becoming commonplace as we seek alternatives to nonrenewable oil resources and try to reduce harmful emissions. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, roughly 97% of gasoline in the U.S. contains some ethanol. The problem is that these biofuels and additives are extremely harsh on vehicle fuel systems […]