TROY, Mich.—Luca Cirillo, automotive technical development engineer for Solvay's Specialty Polymers Global Business unit, will be among the presenters at the 2017 Rubber in Automotive Conference, organized jointly by Rubber & Plastics News and Freudenberg-NOK.
The conference, which focuses on the theme "Benchmarking Today, Driving Tomorrow," will be held June 13-14 at the Detroit Marriott Troy. Registration for the conference remains available.
Cirillo's presentation, "Improving the Performance of Bisphenol-Cured Fluoroelastomers in Organic Acids," will be given at 11:45 a.m. June 13 and, according to a Solvay statement, "will examine the differences in chemical resistance that have traditionally distinguished peroxide- and bisphenol-cured FKM grades, and details the innovation of a new bisphenol-cured formulation with a unique polymer architecture that yields enhanced resistance to organic acids.
The firm went on to note that the "innovative FKM grade with an optimized formulation aims to match the requirements of Volkswagen's specifications TL 52708 and TL 52697 with regard to acetic acid resistance in two automotive applications: exhaust gas recirculation and diesel particulate filters."
The Rubber in Automotive Conference agenda includes more than 20 presentations, exhibitors, lunch the first day, and a networking reception the first night. For more information visit the conference website.