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AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. has released AFLAS PM-1100 and AFLAS PM-3000 resins, peroxide-curable perfluoroelastomers for fabricating components that will be exposed to ultra-high temperatures.
AGC said both resins are ideal for O-rings, gaskets, oilfield seals and packings, as well as semiconductor parts and components. Both remain thermally stable up to 270°C, resist aggressive chemicals and provide electrical insulation properties, AGC said. The company reported the resins were developed for use in demanding applications in the oil and gas, chemical process, industrial equipment, food handling, pharmaceutical, heavy-duty diesel and automotive industries.
The chemical structure of AFLAS PM-1100 and PM-3000 is derived from tetrafluoroethylene and perfluoroalkyl vinyl ether, AGC said, which offers the ultimate resistance to chemicals, oils and solvents, as well as provides excellent compression set, mechanical strength and ease of processing. Components formulated with AFLAS PM-1100 and PM-3000 last longer in critical applications, which reduces downtime and improves production, the company claimed, and they can be compounded to be highly resistant to rapid gas decompression.
AGC said AFLAS PM-1100 imparts a continuous service temperature at 230°C, with peak excursion exposure to 250 °C. AFLAS PM-3000 imparts a continuous service temperature at 250°C, with peak excursion exposure to 270°C.
For more information visit, www.agcchem.com.