Visit RDAbbott in booth 730 at the 2017 International Elastomer Conference October 10 – 12 in Cleveland, Ohio, to discover the latest developments in Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) 3D printing by German RepRap GmbH with Dow SILASTIC™ 3D 3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber, In-Molding Bonding technologies (IMB™) with LORD adhesives, and architectural sealing with Cancarb N-990 thermal carbon black and ARLANXEO Keltan® (EPDM).
This product comparison guide is designed to address the basic considerations when formulating a fluoroelastomer compound: “What is the environment?” “What is the application?” “What is the manufacturing process?” and “What is the part profile?” The answers to these questions will help narrow your search for a fluoroelastomer that can deliver optimal performance.
This manual provides general guidelines that can be used as reference in compounding fluoroelastomers. In addition to data regarding the physical properties yielded by various compounds and processes, the effects of potential contamination and the general requirements of certain types of applications (such as O-rings, molded goods, and extruded compounds) are also discussed. For more specific guidelines for the materials used in specific applications, refer to the 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer Recipe Book.
Advancements in rubber technology continue to push us to new heights and improve our daily lives. RDAbbott works with top-tier raw material suppliers such as Dow Corning, LORD, Cancarb, 3M, ARLANXEO, Rhein Chemie, Hallstar, and TSE to provide key technologies for tomorrow’s transportation.
RDAbbott recently signed a revised distribution agreement with global science leader 3M for select fluoropolymers and additives accounts within the United States.
3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer LTFE 6320Z and LTFE 6350Z are terpolymers made from vinylidene fluoride, tetrafluoroethylene and perfluoromethylvinylether, and contain a cure site monomer.
The 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomers Compound Recipes booklet is a guide for evaluating, processing, and troubleshooting FKM with certain 3M products.
The first step in developing an FKM part is determining a formulation to withstand the part’s future environment. The part’s environment will dictate the physical properties required for your rubber compound. This chart is an excellent starting point for developing that initial formulation.