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AGC Chemicals Americas Presents it's Fluoropolymer Compounds At IWCS

by wireworld on 10/06/2014 - 08:10 pm


AGC Chemicals Americas manufactures, markets and sells high-quality fluoroproducts and specialty chemicals, including ETFE, PFA and PTFE fluoropolymer resins and AFLAS® fluoroelastomers. AGC’s newly launched FluoroCompounds Group focuses solely on the development, production and marketing of fluoropolymer compounds. Key product lines of the AGC FluoroCompounds Group are Fluon® Melt Processable Compounds and Fluon Filled PTFE Compounds. Fluon Melt Processable Compounds are based on copolymer resins FEP, ETFE, PFA, PVDF, MFA or ECTFE. Melt processable fluoropolymer compounds are important materials for parts and components used in automotive, industrial, aerospace, transit and appliance applications because they impart physical toughness and high resistance to heat and chemicals. By compounding with fillers, pigments and other additives, the functionality and characteristics of these resins are enhanced to make them better suited for challenging applications including wire and cable; semiconductor and electronic components; valves, fittings and pump housings; tubing and pipe; and specialty films. These compounds can be processed by extrusion, injection and compression molding techniques.

AGC FluoroCompounds Group offers eight different types of melt processable compounds: color concentrates; foam concentrates; cross-linkable compounds; conductive/anti-static compounds; reinforced compounds; lubricated compounds; flexible AR compounds; and adhesive-grade compounds. Products are RoHS and REACH compliant, and are free of cadmium, hexavalent chromium and lead.

AGC FluoroCompounds Group also manufactures Fluon Filled PTFE Compounds, which provide enhanced deformation and creep resistance, thermal conductivity and wear performance over traditional PTFE resins. The group offers a wide selection of off-the-shelf compounds, and can create customized compounds to meet precise specifications. Through its advanced technology center with specialized resources and equipment for product development, AGC FluoroCompounds Group provides customers around the world all levels of service, testing and support. For more information about AGC FluoroCompounds Group, visit www.fluorocompounds.com, which details Fluon products, compounding capabilities, testing and customer support services. AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc., www.agcchem.com, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Glass Company Ltd., a $13 billion multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, electronic displays and chemical products. Headquartered in Exton, Pa., AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pa., and warehouses located throughout North America.

Exhibit personnel:

Mike Lim – Technical Sales, Fluoropolymer Resins & Compounds

Kristin Carlin – Inside Sales & Marketing Leader