FKM Rubber Market Size, Status, Global outlook 2019 To 2025: The latest industry trends, market development aspects, market gains, and industry scenario during the forecast period. The report provides the details related to fundamental overview, development status, latest advancements, market dominance and market dynamics.
The original fluoroelastomer was developed by the DuPont Company in 1957 in response to high performance sealing needs in the aerospace industry. To provide even greater thermal stability and solvent resistance, tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) containing fluoroelastomer terpolymers were introduced in 1959.
The latest FKM polymers have a much broader fluids resistance profile than standard fluoroelastomers, and are able to withstand strong bases and ketones as well as aromatic hydrocarbons, oils, acids, and steam. In 1975 a new fluoroelastomer family was introduced by Asahi Glass Co., FEPM, based on an alternating copolymer of TFE and propylene. It is marketed under the trade name AFLAS.