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AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.

55 E. Uwchlan Ave., Exton, PA, 19341, USA

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AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.

adhesives & sealants, chemical processing & waste management, materials & material processing

ETFE Adhesive chemically bonds to engineered plastics.

March 10, 2016

Able to bond to dissimilar materials, such as polyamides, polyethylenes, and metals, Fluon® ETFE LH-8000 is suited for producing multilayer structures in one-step process without surface treatment. Chemical-resistant product has ultra-low melting point of 180–190°C, and offers wide processing temperature range between melting point and onset of degradation (350°C). Typical applications include chemical bags, hot water hoses, and anti-stick conveyor belts. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, materials & material processing

FEP Foam Concentrates optimize LAN and coaxial cables.

December 8, 2015

When coated with insulation produced from Fluon® Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene Foam Concentrates, cables demonstrate optimized high-speed data transmission with minimal distortion and signal loss. Higher flow concentrates are suited for thin wall applications in LAN cables, while lower flow foam concentrates are used for thicker coaxial cable wall constructions. Supplied in cylindrical pellet form, concentrates are added to natural FEP and do not contain lead, hexavalent chromium, or cadmium. Read More

chemical processing & waste management

Adhesive Perfluoro Resins allow one-step processing.

October 15, 2015

Used to provide enhanced electrical characteristics in addition to heat and chemical resistance, Fluon PFA EA-2000 features built-in adhesive that enables one-step processing with other polymers and metals. Adhesive also eliminates need for surface treatment or separate adhesive layer. Areas of use include PCBs, interposers, steel plate laminates, heat-resistant insulating tape, and heat-resistant laminated tubing. Read More

materials & material processing

Fluon ETFE Compounds enhance part and component performance.

October 15, 2015

Fluon® ETFE compounds, reinforced with conductive, strengthening, and reinforcing fillers, extend fluoropolymer properties of chemical resistance, durability, and lubricity. Reinforced Fluon ETFE compound improves temperature and chemical resistance for cables in continuous insertion/extraction operations. Product also dissipates electrical charges to optimize flexibility and reduce cracking. In critical seals, higher temperature-modified compound helps maintain proper compression resistance. Read More

materials & material processing, green & clean

Heat-Resistant ETFE Grade insulates wire and cable.

September 4, 2015

Designed to maintain performance characteristics at temperatures up to 200°C, Fluon® ETFE C88AXMP-HT is suited for industrial and automotive wire and cable insulation, as well as under-floor heating cables. One grade supports all wire size cross sections from 0.3–10 mm². Offering crack and abrasion resistance as well as optimized mechanical strength, product is tested to German automotive LV112 class F and meets automotive FLUR specifications. Read More

materials & material processing

Fine Silica enhances catalyst support.

February 12, 2015

Pore structure, spherical shapes, and size distribution of SUNSPERA contribute to optimized finished polymer resins and productivity. SUNSPERA joins Solesphere™, Sunlovely™, M.S. GEL™, and Silica Gel, which provide catalyst support for cosmetics, film, and synthetic leather and serve as matting agent for paints and act as filler for coated printing papers. Fine silica products are available in mean particle diameters from 1.8–200 μm and with oil absorption capacities from 30–400 ml/100 g. Read More

materials & material processing

Cationic Fluoropolymer helps products repel water, grease.

October 16, 2013

Suited for sizing in paper, paperboard, and pulp molding applications, FDA-approved AsahiGuard AG-E070 is based on C6 chemistry and imparts oil, grease, and water resistance in paper products without incurring processing and performance problems. Water-based cationic fluoropolymer is PFOA-free at or above detection limits, has no VOCs or APEO, and does not typically require any additional water size additives. Also, product will not react with oxidized starch or other coating chemicals. Read More

materials & material processing

Specialty Fluoroelastomer withstands aggressive oils.

September 27, 2013

Classified as Type 4 FKM by ASTM standards, AFLAS® 200P offers optimized performance at cold temperatures (Tg = -13°C, TR-10 = -8°C). Peroxide-curable product is intended for applications that need to withstand aggressive oils containing antioxidants, solvents, ozone, acids, and bases, such as oil seals, shaft seals, O-rings, gaskets, and variety of other parts and fittings. AFLAS 200P can also be solvated and applied as coating. Read More

adhesives & sealants, materials & material processing, mounting & attaching products

Specialty FKM withstands aggressive oils.

July 16, 2013

Classified as Type 4 FKMs by ASTM standards, AFLAS® 200 P is suited for applications that need to withstand aggressive oils containing anti-oxidants, solvents, ozone, acids, and bases. Peroxide-curable product offers optimized performance at cold temperatures (Tg = -13°C, TR-10 = -8°C), and can be solvated and applied as coating. Typical applications include oil seals, shaft seals, O-rings, and variety of other parts and fittings. Read More

materials & material processing, non-industrial products, textile industry products, green & clean

PFOA-free Water/Oil Repellent enhances textiles, nonwovens.

June 19, 2013

AsahiGuard AG-E550D, free of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) at or above detection limits, offers safe and effective alternative to C8-based products. When formulated into nonwoven textiles and textile finishes for outdoor and work clothing, fluorinated finishing agent provides water and oil repellency and stain resistance – even after multiple wash cycles. Nonflammable, C6 fluorinated polymer-based solution is also compatible with residual materials from preceding production processes. Read More

materials & material processing

Fluoroelastomers suit electrical submersible pump bladders.

April 18, 2013

Classified by ASTM D 1418-01 as FEPM, AFLAS® 100 Series comprises fluoroelastomers for electrical submersible pump bladders and polymeric products used in extreme downhole environments. Compounds based on AFLAS 100 series can withstand temperature, pressure, and corrosive elements. These copolymers of tetrafluoroethylene and propylene impart flexibility, toughness, and resistance to chemicals, heat, and steam. Mechanical properties do not deteriorate, even upon prolonged exposure to 392°F. Read More

materials & material processing, green & clean

Fluorinated Solvents can replace halogenated solvents.

February 7, 2013

Intended for use as precision cleaning solvents, moisture displacement fluids, defluxing agents for electronics, and carrier solvents for lubricants, AsahiKlin™ AE-3000 Series is comprised of 4 products that have no flash point, no Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP), and low Global Warming Potential (GWP). All products are nonflammable and noncorrosive as well as chemically and thermally stable. Read More

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