Advantages and disadvantages of FKM vs EPDM for ‘O’ rings

Posted by eagle on  June 15, 2022
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FKM and EPDM are common ‘O’ ring materials that offer excellent thermal and oxidation resistance. However, there are some significant differences between these two polymer materials, which, depending on your application, can make or break your choice of ‘O’ ring material. Here, TRP Polymer Solutions talks us through the various advantages and disadvantages of FKM and EPDM. Advantages FKM: Fluoroelastomers (FKM) are characterised by their strong carbon-fluorine bonds, which give them the advantage of exceptional

Why Fluorocarbon Is Used in Aircraft & Auto Engines

Posted by eagle on  June 13, 2022
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Fluorocarbon is a unique product made from a mixture of carbon and fluorine, and can be used in a range of applications including aircrafts and auto engines. Seals and O-rings need to be able to withstand harsh conditions, so the durability, versatility, and strength of fluorocarbon rubber make it the perfect material for these components. Not all of these solutions are the same and the quality can vary between brands. For example, Viton fluorocarbon is

AFLAS Fluoroelastomer Grade Produces Lighter, Thinner High-Voltage Cables for Electric Vehicles

Posted by eagle on  June 8, 2022
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AGC Chemicals Americas now offers AFLAS 150E series fluoroelastomers to insulate high-voltage power cables in electric and hybrid electric vehicles. This advanced insulation material works with aluminum and copper wire cores to produce cable systems that outperform traditional systems insulated with silicone rubber or cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE). Less material is required to achieve the desired insulating properties, so EV/HEV cable systems made with AFLAS 150E are thinner, lighter weight and more flexible than those made

Fluoroelastomers (FKM) / FKM Viton

Posted by eagle on  June 6, 2022
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What is FKM? Fluroelastomer or FKM is a class of synthetic rubber designed for very high temperature operation. FKM provides extraordinary levels of resistance to chemicals, heat and oil, while providing useful service life above 200°C. FKM are not a single entity but a family of fluoropolymer rubbers. Fluoroelastomers or FKM (sometimes also referred to as FKM Viton) can be classified by their fluorine content, 66%, 68%, & 70% respectively. This means that FKM rubber

Viton Fluoroelastomers for Chemical Processing

Posted by eagle on  May 11, 2022
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Industrial chemical processing typically includes multiple procedures involving chemical, physical, electrical, and/or mechanical steps to manufacture a final product. Transforming raw materials to a final product often includes one or more chemical reactions and other changes to chemical composition through processes such as mixing or separation. To maximize revenue, a chemical processing operation must keep every step running smoothly. Streams of flowing or moving materials cannot be interrupted, and each system component must be durable