Want to learn more about Tecnoflon® FKM Low Temperature grades? Consider this.
According to Solvay:
“Tecnoflon® FKM Low Temperature grades are a wide portfolio including ionic and peroxide curable grades with TR10 range from -19°C to -40°C. They are specially designed for sealing solutions in oil drilling in cold environment as well as in the latest automotive engine technologies, like LPG, CNG and high-performance fuel injection systems.
“The VPL Peroxide Curable grades are able to withstand the most stringent specifications for automotive and oil field applications, with TR10 down to -40°C and superior chemical resistance compared to standard low temperature FKM.
Broad range of temperatures with no sacrifice in performance.
“Tecnoflon® Low Temperature FKMs (VPL series) are designed for demanding sealing applications where they face temperatures as low as -40°C and aggressive chemicals found in Automotive, Oil & Gas and Aerospace environments.
Volume Swell in M15 [168H @23 °C]
“Readily processable: Tecnoflon® Low Temperature FKMs may be handled by traditional rubber processing methods.
“Compression Molding: Compression molding is the oldest and most common form of molding of FKMs.
“Transfer Molding: A medium viscosity polymer is recommended. A careful consideration of cure rate is important to ensure scorch safety.
“Injection Molding: Injection molding is the most demanding molding process. The injection molding grade selected should have a molecular weight distribution to achieve the best flow and good scorch safety with a very steep cure rate. Molding fouling must be minimized by using formulations minimizing process aids and metal oxides.
“Extrusion: Extrusion of FKMs is used to form extruded shapes, tubing, O-ring cord, and compression molding pre-forms.”