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 AGC’s Fluoropolymer Division, will present “A New Generation of ETFE for High Temperature Durable Cable,” describing successful tests of Fluon ETFE C88AXMP-HT for international road vehicle ISO-6722 and German automotive LV-112 standards by a third party. Mr. Yodogawa’s presentation is scheduled for Session12 on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

“AGC developed this high-temperature grade to meet today’s increasing demands on automotive cables,” said Yodogawa. “Cables must be lightweight and able to maintain excellent performance when exposed to high under-hood temperatures and aggressive oils and coolants. They also must work with a complex array of engine components.” 

The C88AXMP-HT grade is 20% less dense than fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP), which reduces the amount of product required for applications. In addition, the grade’s high melt flow rate provides fast, highly efficient processing line speeds. One product grade is suitable for all wire size cross sections (0.3 sq. mm – 10 sq. mm). AGC also offers a full range of compatible color masterbatches.

Additional performance benefits of Fluon ETFE C88AXMP-HT include:

  • Improved crack and abrasion resistance;

  • Enhanced mechanical strength;

  • Tested to German automotive LV112 class F; and

  • Meets automotive FLU specifications.

In addition, AGC FluoroCompounds Group will introduce Fluon ECA Series Color Concentrates, a full suite of pigmented resins designed for use in all grades of ChemoursTM fluorinated polymer ECCtremeTM  ECA for pigmentation. These concentrates can be used for any ECA-based colored wire or cable jacket insulation, film, extruded tubing or injection molded parts where a pigmented appearance is required. They are compatible with ECA 2000, ECA 3000 and ECA 4000 grades.

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

About IWCS 2016

The IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium is the premier venue for new technologies in wire, cable and connectivity products, processes and applications. The 2016 show takes place October 2-5 in Providence, Rhode Island. The program includes more than 100 papers and presentations in 20 sessions; professional development courses; executive track speakers; and networking opportunities. The Suppliers’ Exhibition™ October 3-4 will reveal the latest products and services from the important suppliers to the industry. www.iwcs.org

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. www.agcchem.com

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