AGC Chemicals Americas And Zeon Chemicals Announce Distribution Agreement For AFLAS Fluoroelastomer
Exton, PA - AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. and Zeon Chemicals today announced a distribution agreement for AGCCA's AFLAS® fluoroelastomers. The partnership provides enhanced growth opportunities for both companies while increasing product offerings to current and potential customers in North America.
The agreement will increase resource accessibility, commercially and technically, to manufacturers in a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, automotive, heavy-duty diesel, chemical processing, pharmaceutical, and food handling.
"This distribution agreement allows both AGCCA and Zeon to take advantage of the synergy between our two companies while enhancing customer satisfaction," said Bill Lillis, AGCCA vice president of business and technology. "Like AGC Chemicals, Zeon has a proud history manufacturing world-class products and can now add AFLAS to their portfolio, a product with unmatched performance in extreme conditions and harsh environments."
AFLAS fluoroelastomers are copolymers of tetrafluoroethylene and propylene, a combination that gives products unique properties over conventional FKM-type fluoroelastomers. This combination provides outstanding flexibility, toughness, and resistance to chemicals, heat and steam.
AFLAS products have been proven effective when formulated into items such as electrical submersible pump (ESP) bladders, packings, O-rings, engine seals and gaskets, sensor parts, and wire and cable coatings.
"Adding the AFLAS products to our distribution channel allows synergy between Zeon's existing product lines and AFLAS. It will benefit our customers by providing additional solutions, while being able to improve service and meet their needs," said John Stothard, Vice President General Manager of Zeon Chemicals."
SOURCE: Agc Chemicals Americas, Inc.