AFLAS®, also known as TFE/P, is a unique fluoroelastomer made of tetrafluoroethylene (TFE, FEPM) and propylene with a fluorine content of about 54%. It features very high amine resistance and electrical insulation compared to other fluoroelastomers and can handle high temperatures, chemicals and steam. AFLAS® fluoropolymer materials provide reliable sealing performance in critical applications in environments like water, steam, bases, and caustic resulting in common usage in the oil and drilling industry. It has a usual hardness range of 50-90 Shore A and is suited well for temperatures between -14° F to 428° F.
O-Rings made from AFLAS® are available. COR Manufacturing stock & sell high-quality AFLAS® Cord in red, blue, yellow and black colour. We can supply all standard metric sizes. We stock the following inch sizes:
|CORD-.070-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .007"|
|CORD-.093-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .008"|
|CORD-.103-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .009"|
|CORD-.118-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .009"|
|CORD-.125-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .010"|
|CORD-.139-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .010"|
|CORD-.156-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .010"|
|CORD-.188-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .011"|
|CORD-.196-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .011"|
|CORD-.210-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .011"|
|CORD-.224-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .013"|
|CORD-.236-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .016"|
|CORD-.250-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .016"|
|CORD-.275-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .016"|
|CORD-.275-AFLAS-90||CORD AFLAS 90 DURO||+/- .016"|
|CORD-.275AFL||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .016"|
|CORD-.295-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .016"|
|CORD-.313-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .016"|
|CORD-.334-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .016"|
|CORD-.354-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .016"|
|CORD-.375-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .016"|
|CORD-.394-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .020"|
|CORD-.437-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .020"|
|CORD-.472-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .022"|
|CORD-.500-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .022"|
|CORD-.625-AFLAS||CORD AFLAS 75D||+/- .025"|
Being a unique fluoroelastomer AFLAS® has many advantages that include:
- Excellent resistance to water, bases, caustic and steam
- Excellent Heat Resistance and Heat Stability
- Excellent Permeation Resistance
- Extremely low aromatizing properties
- Good Electrical Insulator
- Fair Compression Set Resistance
- Fair Shorter-Term Resilience
- Resistant to ozone and gamma-ray radiation
- High resistance to highly reactive organic and inorganic chemicals
- Resistant to oils, solvents, amines and H2S
- Superior performance in SIP, CIP and WFI applications
AFLAS® also has some limitations that include:
- Not suitable to use with chlorinated hydrocarbons
- Not suitable to use with ketones
- Not suitable to use with organic refrigerants
- Not suitable to use with aromatic fuels
- Not suitable to use with carbon tetrachloride
COR can supply custom AFLAS® extrusion profiles in many sizes and shapes. Send us your requirements in a dwg., pdf or even on a napkin, with dimensions and we can try and quote according to your request.
AFLAS® is commonly used in industries like oil and gas, food and beverages, automotive, electronics, marine, chemical manufacturing. It is used to make o-rings, gaskets, wires, cables, oil seals and packings. Some common uses of AFLAS® O-rings include:
Marine Engines: Being anti-corrosive and offering similar chemical resistance as FFKM along with better elasticity, it is much more suitable in large diesel engines compared to FFKM. Moreover, it provides a cost advantage and more prolonged service over FFKM.
General Steam: Applications involving steam that contains even a little amount of anti-corrosive particles fail FKM. AFLAS® offering excellent steam resistance is an extremely suitable option for such applications.
Mechanical Seals: O-rings in mechanical seals have to undergo various chemicals in many application environments and AFLAS® offering superior chemical resistance compared to FKM is much more suitable for O-rings in such applications.
Downhole: In some geographic areas, O-rings utilized downhole are subject to corrosive gas like Hydrogen sulphide, high-temperature steam, or simple mud. Rubber parts made of AFLAS® last longer under these harsh conditions due to their high resistance to such environmental conditions.
Technical page in PDF format AFLAS
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