AGC Chemicals to Present New Fluoropolymer Technology for Cables at IWCS 2015

EXTON, Pa. – AGC Chemicals Americas’ technical service engineer Katie Sprick will present “Reinforced Fluoropolymer Compounds Optimized for Harsh Conditions” at the IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium on October 6 and 7. She will introduce Fluon® ETFE C88AXMP-HT, an ultra heat-resistant grade that maintains performance characteristics at temperatures up to 200 °C when used for wire and cable insulation. Sprick also will briefly discuss specialty fillers to enhance properties such as chemical and abrasion resistance, flexibility and improved physical properties at higher temperatures.

Sprick is a member of the AGC FluoroCompounds Group, which focuses on the development, production and marketing of fluoropolymer compounds. She and her colleagues will be available at Booth 313 throughout the Suppliers’ Exhibition to discuss performance advantages of Fluon® ETFE C88AXMP-HT and other fluoropolymer compounds for wire and cable applications.

For more information about the AGC FluoroCompounds Group, visit, which details Fluon products, compounding capabilities, testing and customer support services.

About IWCS 2015

The IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium is the premier venue for new technologies in wire, cable and connectivity products, processes and applications. The 2015 show takes place October 5-8 in Atlanta. The program includes more than 130 papers and presentations in 18 sessions; professional development courses; executive track speakers; and networking opportunities. The Suppliers’ Exhibition™ October 6-7 will reveal the latest products and services from the important suppliers to the industry, including special sessions featuring the introduction of new products.

About AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.

AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Glass Company Ltd., a $13 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, Pa., AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pa., and warehouses located throughout North America.

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