The latest elastomer innovation from Oz Seals, Aflas Extreme TFE elastomer has been developed to suit the extreme conditions of chemical industries, refineries and foundries.

Based on Aflas by Asahi Glass Company, Aflas Extreme elastomer is a unique type of fluorinated rubber that combines superior strength with extreme chemical, temperature and electrical resistance. Formulated with an additional PTFE backbone into the structure, Aflas Extreme is stronger than standard Aflas and can be used in extreme temperatures of up to 316°C.

Key advantages of Aflas Extreme elastomer include resistance to a wide variety of chemicals, hydraulic fluids, brake fluids, amine corrosion inhibitors, acids, bleaches, pulp and paper liquors, and alcohols; excellent abrasion resistance; and low compression set (70 hours at 316°C) of 18%, providing versatility to perform in any industry and application.

Aflas Extreme TFE elastomer is priced just above Viton and offers a suitable solution for those seeking an affordable alternative to DuPont’s Kalrez.

The new Aflas Extreme is processed under the chemical compounding department of Oz Seals, also known as Prinz Polymers. Aflas Extreme elastomer is readily available in the form of semi-finished billets, machined seals, O-rings and gaskets.