AFLAS 100 and 150 Series Fluoroelastomers are Ideal for Molded and Extruded Components Used in Extreme Environments

Unique formulation yields superior performance characteristics over conventional FKM-type fluoroelastomers

EXTON, Pa. – AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. offers AFLAS® 100 and 150 Series fluoroelastomers for molded and extruded components that need to withstand extreme conditions such as heat, steam, and corrosive chemicals. AFLAS fluoroelastomers are a preferred product for manufacturing wire and cable coatings, engine seals, gaskets and other high-endurance components for use in a variety of industries.

Classified by ASTM D 1418-01 as FEPM, AFLAS fluoroelastomers are copolymers of tetrafluoroethylene and propylene. This combination gives AFLAS fluoroelastomers unique properties over conventional FKM-type fluoroelastomers. AFLAS products impart outstanding flexibility and toughness when formulated into polymer products and molded parts. AFLAS products are environmentally sound and mix well with other performance-enhancing additives.

"The AFLAS 100 and 150 Series products have been used successfully in engine components of cars and heavy-duty diesel vehicles, and in seals for pumps and well completions for downhole oil and gas systems," said Drew D'Agosta, AGC sales and marketing manager for AFLAS. "They provide high-performance characteristics and extended life to parts that must stand up to harsh conditions for critical applications."

About AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.

AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., a $15 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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