EXTON, Pa., July 31, 2017 – AGC Chemicals Americas, a leading global supplier of high-quality fluorochemicals and materials, expanded its AFLAS® testing lab in Exton, Pa., with the latest equipment for fluoroelastomer testing. The 2,000-square-foot lab can better support both AGC R&D and customers’ product development.
AFLAS fluoroelastomers are used to enhance the durability and longevity of equipment components used in demanding industries such as oil and gas production, chemical processing and transportation. AGC uses the lab to test specific formulations and to help customers select the AFLAS grade that best meets their specific product performance requirements.
The enhanced lab will support all new grades of AFLAS, including AFLAS 600X, 400E and FFKM products. New equipment includes:
“The expanded fluoroelastomer lab demonstrates AGC’s commitment to continuous improvement in product development and customer service,” said David Lavanga, innovation engineering manager at AGC Chemicals Americas.
AFLAS fluoroelastomers are copolymers of tetrafluoroethylene and propylene, which give products unique properties over conventional FKM-type fluoroelastomers. The AFLAS lab has all the equipment required to create and test resin formulations that offer superior resistance to heat, acids, bases, many solvents, ozone and steam.
AGC encourages customers, prospective customers, and members of the scientific and local community to tour the new laboratory facility to view equipment operating in real time. For more information, contact Kristin Carlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGC, Inc., a $13 billion multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, electronic displays and chemical products. The company was formed in 2004 through the merging of sister companies Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers USA and AGA Chemicals. Headquartered in Exton, Pa., AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pa., and warehouses located throughout North America.