What is AFLAS material?
AFLAS® is unique fluoroelastomer that has superior amine resistance and electrical insulation compared to conventional fluoroelastomers. AFLAS® is highly suitable for critical applications where exceptional reliability is required.
Is Aflas a PTFE?
Tetrafluoroethylene Propylene is a Co-Polymer which is commonly referred to as Aflas®, TFEP or FEPM. Aflas® is a registered trademark of the Asahi glass company. TFE/P (Aflas®) compounds provide excellent resistance to heat, steam, amines, bases and sour gas (H2S), lubricants and some fuels.
Is Aflas good for steam?
Aflas® works perfectly together with water, steam, bases, and caustics. It is used in the oil exploration and drilling industry worldwide, due to its great steam and H2S resistance.
Is Aflas an FKM?
Introduced by the Asahi Glass Ltd under the name AFLAS®, just 5 years after the invention of FKM, in 1975. The unique polymer structure of Aflas® offers properties with a continuous working temperature of 200°C and a maximum peak exposure temperature of 205°C, with outstanding chemical resistance.
What is the difference between PTFE and TFE?
What’s the difference between Teflon™ and PTFE? There is NO DIFFERENCE. They are both exactly the same thing, the only difference between them is the name.
What material is FKM?
What is FKM? FKM is the ASTM designation for a class of fluorinated, carbon-based synthetic rubber, commonly known as fluoroelastomer. FKM has impressive heat resistance, allowing FKM seals to withstand temperatures greater than 200°C.
What is Aflas rubber?
Aflas®, also known as TFE/P rubber, is a copolymer of tetrafluoroethylene and propylene with a fluorine content of app. 54%. It can handle high temperature, chemic and steam. Aflas® works perfectly together with water, steam, bases, and caustics.
Is Aflas the same as Viton?
Aflas® can withstand higher temperatures and Viton® performs better at low temperatures. A point often overlooked is the test data doesn’t always reflect the compound performance. In reality, Aflas® exhibits a poor compression set at high temperatures, making it better suited for static applications.
Is PTFE the same as silicone?
PTFE is hydrophobic, meaning it repels water, so lubricants containing it are effective in damp conditions. Silicone lubricants make surfaces ultra-slippery while repelling water. They’re safe to use on rubber, plastic, wood and metal.
What are aflas 100 and 150 series fluoroelastomers?
AFLAS 100 and 150 series fluoroelastomers are easily compounded by open mill and internal mixers. These polymer compounds are then fabricated into finished parts and shapes (like “rubber” seals and gaskets) using press molding, injection molding, extrusion and calendaring processes. AFLAS parts are used in many industries including:
What are aflas grades used for?
Several AFLAS grades are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for contact with food, making them an ideal material for parts like seals that are used in food processing applications where heat and/or aggressive chemicals will quickly degrade other types of rubber.
How are aflas parts made?
These polymer compounds are then fabricated into finished parts and shapes (like “rubber” seals and gaskets) using press molding, injection molding, extrusion and calendaring processes. AFLAS parts are used in many industries including: AFLAS 200P specialty FKM maintains good base resistance and offers improved performance at cold temperatures.
What is aflas resin?
AGC formulated AFLAS resins from alternating polymers of tetrafluoroethylene and propylene to achieve unique properties over a conventional FKM-type fluoroelastomer. These properties include outstanding resistance to heat, chemicals, fuels, acids, bases, solvents, ozone and steam.