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.