Aflas® is unique compared to other rubber materials as it has a wide range of resistive properties. Such as high temperatures, chemicals, electrical, and petroleum. This being said you can easily apply this to many factors such as down holes, general steam, marine engines, and mechanical seals. Aflas® performs well in oil-based applications such as petroleum fluids, brake fluids, bases, phosphate esters, and engine oils. It is one of the best materials there is when sealing chemical products. This material is highly resistant to many different types of chemicals such as acids, amines, bases, and steam.
Bases and Chemical Resistance
Aflas has one of the best resistive properties with bases and chemicals such as acids, amines, steam, and bases.
Oil and Petroleum Use
One of the industries that use this material is the oil and petroleum industry. Aflas has good resistance to most oils, crude, gasoline, and petroleum. Special oils such as engine oil, gear oil, and other automotive oils are generally mixed with a high amount of amine-based additives which means, Aflas is a better material choice for sealing these oils.
Heat and Flame Resistance
Aflas has great heat resistance which allows it to operate continuously at temperatures up to 400ºF and for a short time up to 450ºF. A unique property of Aflas is its ability to be placed in a flame. It will catch on fire however once removed from the flame, the burning will instantly stop.
Brittle In The Cold
One major disadvantage with Aflas is the inability to operate in temperatures below 25ºF. This elastomer will become super brittle and will fail if used in extremely cold environments.