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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…

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…

AFLAS® Fluoroelastomer Pre-Compounds Enhance Performance of Parts Used in Harsh Oil Recovery Conditions

Productivity and safety in oil and gas recovery operations depend on the strength of equipment, parts and systems. Downtime or injuries from equipment failure are unacceptable, so machinery must be built with parts and components that will not fail in these harsh environments. Hardworking oilfield equipment parts include durable packers, bladders, seals, gaskets and O-rings….

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…

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…

How to Produce Superior Sealed Parts with Fluoroelastomers Bonded to Metal

Many industrial equipment parts and components use rubber seals to protect them from harmful chemicals, fluids and gases. Shaft seals, cylinder head gaskets, oil seals and packers all require rubber seals when used in harsh environments and applications such as the automotive, processing and oil & gas industries. These parts and components rely on rubber-to-metal…

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