Four new grades of 3M™ Dyneon™ Peroxide (PO) Cure Fluoroelastomers were launched in 2019. These improved PO cure grades include the highest fluorine content of any 3M PO cure at 70.1%, require no metal oxides for curing, and have expanded mooney viscosities. These properties allow for better chemical resistance and improved processing.
At a time when technical support is becoming tough to find, it’s good to know that 3M maintains state-of-the-art testing and analytical labs, pilot manufacturing facilities, and most important, an experienced staff of application engineers.
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.