EXTON, Pa., February 11, 2019 – AGC Chemicals Americas will introduce AFLAS® FEPM grades designed for a new lamination technology for multi-layer hose constructions at the ITB Automotive Energy Storage Systems Conference. This multi-layer technology using FEPM fluoroelastomers is ideal for use in high-pressure, high-temperature areas around the engine, which also may be exposed to NOx, SOx, engine oils or other aggressive automotive fluids.
AGC’s Katie Sprick, product & development engineer, and Keisuke Yagi, R&D engineer, will present on Advancements in Fluoropolymer Materials for Multi-Layer Tube Technology at 9:10 a.m. on March 6.
AFLAS FEPM fluoroelastomers can withstand continuous service temperatures up to 200 °C and have excellent acid, base, amine, and steam resistance. This new FEPM material can be laminated directly to dissimilar elastomers, without the need for a tie-layer or adhesive, to achieve a peel strength in excess of 7 N/in at elevated operating temperatures.
Also at the conference, AGC will feature the following materials that are designed to improve the performance of fuel system components like tanks, seals, vapor lines, hoses, tubes, cabling, as well as under-the-hood components for HVAC, evaporative emission control (EVAP), exhaust and coolant systems.
Fluon ETFE Resins and Compounds
Fluon+ PTFE Compounds
The ITB Automotive Energy Storage Systems Conference takes place March 6-7, 2019, in Novi, Michigan.
AGC Chemicals Americas is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGC Inc., a $14.1 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, Pennsylvania, including a state-of-the-art technology center, AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pennsylvania, a satellite sales office in Sao Paulo, Brazil and warehouses located throughout North America. www.agcchem.com