Fluon® LM-ETFE LH-8000 is the latest product of AGC’s Fluon® LM-ETFE AH series (see next page for details), adhesive fluoropolymers with the ability to bond with other materials.While retaining the excellent properties of the AH series, Fluon® LM-ETFE LH-8000 has achieved the lowest melting point of 180℃and the widest processing temperature range of between 200℃ and 350℃among AGC’s Fluon®ETFE product lineup.
< Advantages >
- Excellent adhesion to general-purpose resins and other materials with low-processing temperatures
- Allowing co-extrusion with multiple materials in a single molding process (see next page for details)
- Corrosive off-gas levels at melt processing are very low, reducing damage to the molding equipment
Processing temperature range
Low-melting Fluon® LM-ETFE LH-8000 will open new markets for adhesive fluoropolymer products that have so far been used mainly in automotive fuel hose systems.
New Application Targets (existing applications underlined):
Tubes & hoses (ink tubes, chemicals tubes, air pressure hoses, fuel hoses),
chemical bags, anti-stick conveyor belts, films (film for steel plate laminates, interlayer insulation film for electronic substrates), multi-layer monofilament, etc.
Under the management policy, AGC plus, AGC strives to develop new products with added value. Leveraging its long-established fluorochemical technology, AGC will continue delivering high value-added products to global markets.
< Reference >
■What is Fluon® ETFE?
Fluon® ETFE, developed by AGC, is a copolymer comprising of tetrafluoroethylene (C2F4) and ethylene
(C2H4). It is a thermoplastic fluoropolymer with excellent moldability.
Fluon® ETFE product lineup
◆ Fluon® ETFE: Thermoplastic fluoropolymer
・Fluon® LM-ETFE: Low-melting thermoplastic fluoropolymer
・Fluon® LM-ETFE AH series: Adhesive thermoplastic fluoropolymer
・ Fluon® LM-ETFE LH-8000: Low-melting adhesive thermoplastic fluoropolymer
◆ Fluon® ETFE Film
■What is Fluon® LM-ETFE AH series?
Fluon® LM-ETFE AH series is a thermoplastic fluoropolymer with an adhesive ability enabling meltbonding to other materials such as nylon, while maintaining anti-stick property as original feature of fluoropolymer. Multilayer molding with strong adhesion can be completed in a process without specific adhesives or surface treatments, thereby providing various advantages such as productivity advancement by simplified process, and cost reduction by thinning fluoropolymer layer.
＊Fluon®ETFE AH series website: http://www.fluon.jp/english/products/ah/index.html
■Fluon® LM-ETFE LH-8000 photos
Application examples (illustration)
■Molding example: Two-layer tube molding by co-extrusion method
An example of co-extrusion for two-layer tube. Fluon® LM-ETFE LH-8000 can be co-extruded with one or more types of materials.