New extrudable fluoroelastomer cures faster for wire and cable constructions
EXTON, Pa., September 27, 2017 – AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. will add to its breadth of extrudable fluoroelastomer grades with the introduction AFLAS® 400E at the 2017 IWCS Suppliers’ Exhibition, booth #401. AFLAS 400E is a tetrafluoroethylene propylene (FEPM) material that offers performance and processing advantages over FKMs and other AFLAS grades. The product incorporates a new cure-site monomer making AFLAS 400E ideal for wire and cable constructions. It cures rapidly and is colorable, while maintaining the unique characteristics and resistance of standard AFLAS.
Products made with AFLAS 400E last longer in harsh environments, and they do not deteriorate under prolonged exposure at 230 °C.
Additional processing advantages of AFLAS 400E over conventional FKMs and other AFLAS grades include:
• Easier extrusion
• Excellent electrical resistivity
• Superior thermal resistance
• Outstanding resistance to bases and acids
• Improved compression set
• Enhanced tear resistance
• White base resin color
• Specific peroxide not required
“AGC developed this advanced AFLAS grade to provide improved performance and greater flexibility for wire and cable constructions,” said Drew D’Agosta, senior business manager of fluoropolymers, AGC Chemicals Americas. “AFLAS 400E is the right choice for wire and cable insulation that works in demanding and complex applications.”
About IWCS 2017
The IWCS organizes the International Cable & Connectivity Symposium as the premier technology forum for the exchange of information about product, material and process innovation for cabling and connectivity solutions and for the development of industry professionals through education and scholarships. IWCS 2017, the International Cable & Connectivity Symposium, will be held from October 8-11, 2017 in Kissimmee, Florida. The Suppliers’ Exhibition, October 9-10, offers a unique opportunity for suppliers to present new and established products, processes and services to a highly qualified audience. www.iwcs.org
AGC Chemicals Americas is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGC Inc., a $13.6 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 and AGA Chemicals. Headquartered in Exton, PA, including a state-of-the-art technology center, AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, PA., a satellite sales office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and warehouses located throughout North America. www.agcchem.com