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Fluorosilicone Elastomers – Innovations for Automotive Industry Challenges

Published on July 7, 2014

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Turbocharged engines run hotter with high pressures and harsh exhaust gases, and they demand durable hose solutions. New fuels, aggressive transmission fluids and synthetic oils require seals, gaskets, diaphragms and valves with high strength and flex life. Design materials must be specifically engineered to deliver high performance in these extreme applications and continuous improvement is critical for meeting megatrend challenges for increased fuel efficiency, emissions control and reduced cost of ownership.

Fluorosilicone elastomers can help fulfill these evolving performance and cost requirements. This special class of silicone polymers is commonly used in vehicle components that require reliable fuel and oil resistance across a wide service temperature range and are better suited than ever to help designers deliver sustainable automotive innovation.

This white paper highlights how fluorosilicone elastomers can help meet industry needs for reliability and durability in more challenging applications and provide processing versatility for added quality and economy. It will also present benefits of fluorosilicone elastomers and show typical applications in the automotive industry that can make the most of this technology – both in the current environment and in the future. Download the white paper to learn more.