EXTON, Pa., April 29, 2019—Productivity and safety in oil recovery operations depend on the strength of hardworking oilfield equipment parts like durable high-temperature insulators, seals, gaskets and O-rings. When oilfield equipment components are made with AFLAS® CP-4000 from AGC Chemicals Americas, they impart outstanding resistance to chemicals, oils, solvents, steam and extreme heat.
AFLAS CP-4000 is a peroxide-curable perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) pre-compound that has a service temperature of 280 °C, with peak exposure of 300+ °C. It also provides exceptional compression set, mechanical strength and ease of processing.
AGC will feature AFLAS CP-4000 at the Offshore Technology Conference at booth 2405 May 6–9 in Houston, Texas. In addition, AGC will showcase:
Fluon+™ Compounds, which are reinforced fluoropolymers that optimize performance of oil recovery equipment components and enable them to withstand demanding downhole conditions. Fluon+ products are used to create virtually any enhanced polymer through the addition of reactive functionality, pigments, reinforced fillers, flexibility and more. Fluon+ value-added material science solutions include
Fluon+™ modified PEEK, which uses specialty fluoropolymers to improve its impact strength, wear resistance, flexibility and electrical insulating properties. Fluon+ modified PEEK retains mechanical properties at high temperatures up to 200 °C. Fluon+ modified PEEK can be used to produce wireline and cable insulations that better withstand repetitive use in harsh environments, in addition to impact resistance applications such as valve seats, compressor plates and poppet valves.
About AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.
AGC Chemicals Americas is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGC Inc., a $13.6 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., including a state-of-the-art technology center, AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pa., a satellite sales office in Sao Paulo, Brazil and warehouses located throughout North America. www.agcchem.com