Oz Seals has developed its latest in elastomer innovations, Aflas Extreme TFE Elastomer. Based on Aflas™ by Asahi Glass Company, Aflas Extreme is a unique type of fluorinated rubber that combines superior strength with extreme chemical, temperature and electrical resistance. It is formulated with an additional PTFE backbone into the structure, making it stronger than standard Aflas. These properties make Aflas Extreme the ideal material for chemical industries, refineries and foundries, as it can be used under conditions of extreme temperatures of up to 316˚C. In pricing, Aflas Extreme sits just above Viton and is a suitable solution for those looking for an affordable alternative to DuPont’s Kalrez™.
Aflas Extreme Elastomer is resistant to a wide variety of chemicals, including hydraulic fluids, brake fluids, amine corrosion inhibitors, acids, bleaches, pulp and paper liquors, and alcohols. It also carries excellent abrasion resistance and has a low compression set (70 hours at 316˚C) of 18%, giving it the versatility to perform under any industry and application. 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.