AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.

AGC to Expand Production of Fluon+ EA-2000 Resin Used in High-Frequency Printed Circuit Boards
Adhesives & Sealants

AGC to Expand Production of Fluon+ EA-2000 Resin Used in High-Frequency Printed Circuit Boards

Exton, Pa., January 22, 2019 – AGC is significantly expanding its production capacity of Fluon+ EA-2000 fluorinated resin by establishing a new facility at its plant in Chiba, Japan. Fluon+EA-2000 is primarily used as a material for 5G high-speed, high-frequency printed circuit boards, which will see a sharp increase in demand as 5G network technology becomes widely available by 2020....

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New Polymer from AGC Chemicals Americas Features Enhanced Flexibility
Chemicals & Gases

New Polymer from AGC Chemicals Americas Features Enhanced Flexibility

AGC's Fluon® fluoropolymer resins are used in wire and cable jackets, insulated coatings, fuel hoses and multilayer to optimize performance. The compounds are manufactured into eight different types including color concentrates, foam concentrates, conductives/antistatic, reinforced compounds, lubricated products, cross-linkable products, flexible ETFE/fluoroelastomer, and adhesive grades....

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AMOLEA™ AT2 Precision Cleaning Solvent Keeps Oilfield Machinery Running Smoothly
Cleaning Products & Equipment

AMOLEA™ AT2 Precision Cleaning Solvent Keeps Oilfield Machinery Running Smoothly

EXTON, Pa., April 9, 2018 – Reliable equipment is key to maintaining productivity and safety in oil and gas recovery operations. When components like valves and bearings are not functioning properly because they are laden with grease or sludge, downtime and injuries from equipment failure can occur. To meet this challenge, AGC Chemicals Americas offers AMOLEA™ AT2 fluorinated precision...

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AGC Chemicals Americas to Present on Water-Based FEVE Resin Formulations for Durable Coatings
Adhesives & Sealants

AGC Chemicals Americas to Present on Water-Based FEVE Resin Formulations for Durable Coatings

EXTON, Pa., January 29, 2018 – Donald C. Lawson III, senior applications chemist with AGC Chemicals Americas Inc., will present on the latest developments on FEVE water-based resins for coatings applications at the 2018 Waterborne Symposium. He will discuss formulating with FEVE water-based resins to achieve superior durability in weathering, physical properties, chemical resistance and...

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Amolea™ AT2 Fluorinated Solvent Provides Environmentally Friendly Alternative for Precision Cleaning of Medical Devices
Chemicals & Gases

Amolea™ AT2 Fluorinated Solvent Provides Environmentally Friendly Alternative for Precision Cleaning of Medical Devices

EXTON, Pa., June 2, 2017 – AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc. introduces Amolea™ AT2, a fluorinated precision cleaning solvent that provides medical device manufacturers a safer, highly effective and environmentally friendly alternative to n-propyl bromide and trichloroethylene solvents. AGC will feature Amolea AT2 at the MD&M East Expo, Booth 2046, June 13-15, 2017 in New York City. Amolea AT2 has...

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AGC Chemicals Americas to Showcase Advantages of LUMIFLON® FEVE-Based Coatings for Exterior Architectural Applications
Paints & Coatings

AGC Chemicals Americas to Showcase Advantages of LUMIFLON® FEVE-Based Coatings for Exterior Architectural Applications

EXTON, Pa., February 1, 2017 - Hongli Wang, Ph.D., Senior Technical Development Engineer with AGC Chemicals Americas Inc., will present on value-added FEVE formulations for high performance powder coatings at the 2017 Waterborne Symposium. Dr. Wang will discuss the exceptional weatherability, corrosion and chemical resistance and environmental benefits of FEVE resin-based powder coatings. AGC’s...

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Cleaning Products & Equipment

Amolea AT2 Solvent offers low latent heat of vaporization.

Enabling manufacturers to easily meet strict environmental regulations, Amolea AT2 Solvent has no ozone depletion potential, low global warming potential and is non-flammable. Providing good solvency with variety of press, cutting, silicone and refrigerant oils, greases, asphalt pitches and fluxes, solvent is approved as cleaner, defluxing agent, carrier solvent for silicone and fluorinated...

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Ultra Heat-Resistant Fluon® ETFE for Wire and Cable Insulation Withstands Temperatures Up to 200 °C
Thermal & Heating Equipment

Ultra Heat-Resistant Fluon® ETFE for Wire and Cable Insulation Withstands Temperatures Up to 200 °C

EXTON, Pa. – AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. will feature Fluon® ETFE C88AXMP-HT at the 2016 IWCS show, booth #400. This ultra heat-resistant ETFE grade maintains performance characteristics at temperatures up to 200 °C and is an ideal material for industrial and automotive wire and cable insulation, as well as seat heating cables. At the show, Masahide Yodogawa, Sr. RD Manager of...

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LUMIFLON® FEVE Resins Improve Corrosion Resistance and Life Span of Aircraft Coatings
Adhesives & Sealants

LUMIFLON® FEVE Resins Improve Corrosion Resistance and Life Span of Aircraft Coatings

EXTON, Pa., August 1, 2016 - LUMIFLON® fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) resins from AGC Chemicals Americas help aerospace manufacturers create ultra-durable coatings for aircraft in a wide range of colors and glosses that significantly reduce life cycle costs. Manufacturers worldwide use LUMIFLON resins in aerospace coatings formulations to protect military and commercial aircraft from...

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Company News

AGC Chemicals Americas to Present on Water-Based FEVE Resin Formulations for Corrosion-Resistant Coatings

EXTON, Pa., February 11, 2019 – AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. will present on the latest developments in formulating corrosion-resistant coatings with fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) water-based resins at the 2019 Waterborne Symposium. Donald Lawson, senior applications chemist, will discuss water-based 1K FEVE coatings formulations with improved corrosion resistance. Click here to read a...

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AGC to Expand Production of Fluon+ EA-2000 Resin Used in High-Frequency Printed Circuit Boards
Adhesives & Sealants

AGC to Expand Production of Fluon+ EA-2000 Resin Used in High-Frequency Printed Circuit Boards

Exton, Pa., January 22, 2019 – AGC is significantly expanding its production capacity of Fluon+ EA-2000 fluorinated resin by establishing a new facility at its plant in Chiba, Japan. Fluon+EA-2000 is primarily used as a material for 5G high-speed, high-frequency printed circuit boards, which will see a sharp increase in demand as 5G network technology becomes widely available by 2020....

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Mergers & Acquisitions

AGC Inc. Enters Agreement to Acquire Malgrat Pharma Chemicals

Exton, Pa., January 14, 2019 – AGC Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials, has entered into an agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim to acquire its subsidiary Malgrat Pharma Chemicals, S.L.U. (MPC). Located in Spain, MPC manufactures synthetic pharmaceutical active ingredients used for pharmaceutical products that are produced by chemical synthesis. By...

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New Polymer from AGC Chemicals Americas Features Enhanced Flexibility
Chemicals & Gases

New Polymer from AGC Chemicals Americas Features Enhanced Flexibility

AGC's Fluon® fluoropolymer resins are used in wire and cable jackets, insulated coatings, fuel hoses and multilayer to optimize performance. The compounds are manufactured into eight different types including color concentrates, foam concentrates, conductives/antistatic, reinforced compounds, lubricated products, cross-linkable products, flexible ETFE/fluoroelastomer, and adhesive grades....

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Company News

AGC to Present on Performance Advantages of ETFE Film at Industrial Fabrics Association International Expo

EXTON, Pa., October 8, 2018 – Dr. Hiroshi Aruga, Doctor of Agriculture at AGC Inc., will deliver a presentation on "Comfortable Space Achieved by Functional ETFE Film" at the 2018 Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo. Dr. Aruga will speak during the Specialty Fabrics Session, October 15, 1:30-2:20 p.m., and discuss the latest developments in ETFE film technology that...

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AMOLEA™ AT2 Precision Cleaning Solvent Keeps Oilfield Machinery Running Smoothly
Cleaning Products & Equipment

AMOLEA™ AT2 Precision Cleaning Solvent Keeps Oilfield Machinery Running Smoothly

EXTON, Pa., April 9, 2018 – Reliable equipment is key to maintaining productivity and safety in oil and gas recovery operations. When components like valves and bearings are not functioning properly because they are laden with grease or sludge, downtime and injuries from equipment failure can occur. To meet this challenge, AGC Chemicals Americas offers AMOLEA™ AT2 fluorinated precision...

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Company News

AGC Opens Brine and Membrane Testing Lab for Chlor-Alkali Producers

EXTON, Pa., February 7, 2018 - AGC Chemicals Americas has opened a testing lab to analyze brine and raw salt and to complete extractions from used membranes. Chemistry experts at the lab also can prepare samples, conduct specialized tests and assist with history and recordkeeping for chlor-alkali producers. The 600-square-foot lab is based at AGC's headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania. New...

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AGC Chemicals Americas to Present on Water-Based FEVE Resin Formulations for Durable Coatings
Adhesives & Sealants

AGC Chemicals Americas to Present on Water-Based FEVE Resin Formulations for Durable Coatings

EXTON, Pa., January 29, 2018 – Donald C. Lawson III, senior applications chemist with AGC Chemicals Americas Inc., will present on the latest developments on FEVE water-based resins for coatings applications at the 2018 Waterborne Symposium. He will discuss formulating with FEVE water-based resins to achieve superior durability in weathering, physical properties, chemical resistance and...

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Company News

North and South America's First Chlor-Alkali Technology Symposium to be Held in October

EXTON, Pa., June 21, 2017 – AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. is sponsoring an educational and networking event for chlor-alkali producers of all levels of experience. The FLEMION® Membrane and Chlor-Alkali Technology Symposium will be held October 4-6, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes resort. The symposium features two days of technology presentations given by membrane specialists and...

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