EXTON, Pa.—AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. has released two AFLAS FEPM grades for use in demanding automotive hose applications.
The firm said its new tetrafluoroethylene propylenes, AFLAS 400E and AFLAS 600X, are ideal for engine areas and can be laminated directly to elastomers.
The products can withstand continuous temperatures up to 200°C and, according to the firm, offer manufacturers an alternative to traditional materials—including silicone, acrylic rubber and fluoroelastomers. AFLAS 400E and 600X will function despite consistent exposure to engine oils, acids, bases and steam.
AGC Chemicals said the two materials can be used in such automotive hose applications as intercooler, blow-by, turbocharger, oil cooler, oil return, positive crankcase ventilation, exhaust gas recirculation, charger air cooler, automatic transmission fluid and coolant. The AFLAS elastomers normally are used to construct the hose's innermost layer, the firm said.
For more information, visit AGC's website.
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