AFLAS® is the material of choice for products and systems that have to work in tough environments.
AFLAS® is the fluoroelastomer of choice for products and systems that have to work in tough environments. It is used worldwide in all kinds of industrial applications where ultimate reliability is required, along with the elastomeric properties of a synthetic rubber.
AFLAS® was launched by AGC Chemicals over 30 years ago and is based on an alternating copolymer of tetrafluoroethylene and propylene. Its unique properties are:
1. Excellent heat resistance with approx. 200°C continuous service temperature with even higher peaks
2. Excellent chemical resistance to strong acids and bases at high temperatures
3. Excellent steam and hot water resistance
4. Excellent electrical insulation properties with volume resistivity of 1016 Ω·cm
New Grades – AFLAS® 400E & 600X
AGC has developed AFLAS® FEPM grades designed for a new lamination technology for multi-layer hose constructions. These new grades, 400E and 600X, are ideal for use in high-pressure, high-temperature areas around the engine where hoses are exposed to NOx, SOx, engine oils or other aggressive automotive fluids.
- O-Rings and gaskets
- Manufacture of liquid crystal and semi-conductors
- Wire and cable
- Automotive oil seals
- AFLAS® 100 Series – high molecular weight gives high mechanical strength. Structure is identical to that of AFLAS® 150 below. Suitable for compression moulding, transfer moulding and extrusion.
- AFLAS® 150 Series – excellent chemical resistance & electrical insulation properties. Suitable for compression moulding, transfer moulding and extrusion.
- AFLAS 400E – with new ‘rapid cure’ technology. Colourable. Suitable for extrusion.
- AFLAS 600X – with new ‘rapid cure’ technology. Excellent compression set, tear strength & improved mould release. Ideal for high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) applications in harsh environments where a service life of over 25 years is required. Suitable for compression moulding.
For applications that require exceptional performance in the most extreme environments, AGC also manufactures a range of FFKM elastomers. To learn more, please click here.