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AGC Chemicals Unveils Ultra Heat-resistant ETFE Grade for Wire & Cable Insulation

Published on 2015-12-16. Author : SpecialChem

EXTON, Pa. -- AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. introduces Fluon® ETFE C88AXMP-HT, an ultra-heat-resistant grade that maintains performance characteristics at temperatures up to 200 °C. C88AXMP-HT, of Fluon® ETFE series, is an ideal material for industrial and automotive wire and cable insulation, as well as under-floor heating cables.

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Fig. 1: AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.

The C88AXMP-HT grade is 20% less dense than fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP), which reduces the amount of product required for applications. In addition, the grade’s high melt flow rate provides fast, highly efficient processing line speeds. One product grade is suitable for all wire size cross sections (0.3 sq. mm – 10 sq. mm).

“This new material expands design possibilities because it is so light weight and remains stable at very high temperatures,” said Gary Eckrote, business director of AGC FluoroCompounds Group. “Manufacturers can now produce cables and wires with a much thinner insulation layer, which is important for vehicles and aircraft that require fuel efficiency and a low carbon footprint.”

Additional performance benefits of Fluon ETFE C88AXMP-HT include:
  • Improved crack and abrasion resistance;
  • Enhanced mechanical strength;
  • Full range of compatible color masterbatches;
  • Tested to German automotive LV112 class F; and
  • Meets automotive FLUR specifications.

About IWCS 2015

The IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium is one of the premier venues for new technologies in wire, cable and connectivity products, processes and applications. The 2015 show took place in October 5-8 in Atlanta. The program included more than 130 papers and presentations in 18 sessions; professional development courses; executive track speakers; and networking opportunities. The Suppliers’ Exhibition™ October 6-7 revealed the latest products and services from the important suppliers to the industry, including special sessions featuring the introduction of new products.

About AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.

AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. 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. The company was formed in 2004 through the merging of sister companies Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers USA and AGA Chemicals. Headquartered in Exton, Pa., AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pa., and warehouses located throughout North America.

Source: AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.

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