Material Selection Guide

Aflas®

Trade Names:

ASTM D1418 Designation: FEPM

ASTM D2000/SAE J200 Type, Class: HK

Apple Compound Designation: AF

Standard Color: Black

Description: A copolymer of tetrafluoroethylene/ propylene, TFE/P can offer a combination of high temperature and chemical resistance.

Key Use(s): Seals for oil field, aerospace, chemical and general industrial environments.

Temperature Range: Standard Compound: -14° to +446°F.

Hardness (Shore A): 60 to 90.

Features: Resistance to a wide range of chemicals, high temperature and electrical capabilities give broad application diversity. TFE/P have resistance to acids and bases, steam/hot water, corrosion inhibitors, oils and lubricants, and industrial solvents. TFE/P also offer improved low temperature properties over most fluoroelastomers.

Limitations: Tests have shown that other FKM elastomers are recommended for automotive fuels since they have less volume swell than TFE/P. Also, TFE/P has shown to have less than desirable results when exposed to toluene, ethers, ketones, and acetic acid.

 


 

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