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May 2nd, 2017 – The Chemours Company has announced several changes to their Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and hazard labels beginning in May, 2017. These changes are a result of their global standardization effort to continuously improve the quality and consistency  of their hazard communication documents.

These key changes include various format, title and name, and classification changes on the documents. While these documents will look different than those Chemours uses today, they will retain the regulatory structure necessary and will continue to comply with all local/regional/national legislation.

To read the full letter documenting these SDS upgrades, click here

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. 

One Piece Molded Tanks using Teflon™ PFA High Purity Resin

Introduction

PBY Plastics, Inc. (Ontario CA) is an innovator in the custom molding of high performance plastic materials. Using a number of unique proprietary manufacturing processes PBY produces stock shapes, near net shapes and its new line of one piece molded PFA high purity molded tanks.

Key Benefits

Technology

PBY Plastics has made significant investments in its proprietary high purity compression molding operations and processes. It now has the capability to handle high purity resins, and the compression molding of its one piece tanks, in a tightly controlled environment. Virtually every step of the process from raw material storage, mold tool resin loading, and the final step of molding the tanks, has been designed to produce the highest quality finished article for the most demanding of applications.

The PBY technology, equipment and systems allow it to produce high purity PFA molded tanks virtually free of contribution contamination, metals and particulate. In addition to improved cleanliness and purity the tanks have exceptional surface smoothness and low permeation characteristics. The new process allows PBY to compression mold a true one piece molded process tank that can effectively replace sheet fabricated tanks in a number of applications where ultra-high purity, cleanliness and leak free durability are the primary requirements.

One Piece Molded Process Tank – Round

One Piece Molded Process Tank – Square or Rectangle

One Piece Molded Tanks Promote Endless Design Possibilities

Materials Selected and Why

PBY Plastics selected Teflon™ HP-PFA resin for its unique line of one piece molded process tanks. Teflon™ HP-PFA allowed PBY design engineers to move past traditional design boundaries by starting with a premium industry standard material that exhibits high purity, low metals and very low levels of environmental particulate and background contamination.

PBY compression molded one piece process tanks produced with Teflon™ HP-PFA exhibit extreme performance and World Class quality, and offer a value added alternative to sheet fabricated and welded tanks.

The Teflon™ HP-PFA one piece molded tanks are well suited for chemical and process applications that do not require a custom sheet fabricated tank or where a heavier walled tank is desirable.

The tanks are available in a range of standard sizes, through 25 liter, and are available in rectangle, square or round configurations.

Options and design possibilities include:

Please contact PBY Plastics for more information on their product line and manufacturing capabilities.

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PBY Plastics, Inc.

2571 E. Lindsay Privado
Ontario, CA 91767
909-930-6700

 

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Wilmington, DE., July 11th, 2016 – Mark Vergnano, CEO of Chemours Company, has released a customer letter thanking all customers for your business, your support, and your feedback throughout the company’s inaugural year as Chemours.  Please see the letter below, or click here to download the .pdf.

Celebrating a year of performance and partnership.

First and most importantly, I want to thank you for your business, your support, and your feedback throughout our inaugural year as Chemours. As we celebrate the progress we’ve made in our first 365 days, we look forward to another year of strengthening our partnership.

I’m pleased to report that at our one-year mark as an independent, publicly traded company, we’ve made good progress—despite significant headwinds—due in great measure to your loyalty and our accomplishments guided by our five-point transformation plan. Thank you for being by our side as we achieved these milestones:

Going forward, we will continue our journey to become a more responsive, nimble, and customer-centered company. At Chemours, we’re committed to bringing more value to your business, while repositioning ourselves to better serve your needs. Let’s work together to write more success stories with our portfolio of groundbreaking products that improve the lives of people all over the world.

Again, my sincere thanks for your business and your partnership.

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Mark Vergnano
President and CEO, The Chemours Company

To view additional milestones from our first year and to learn more about Chemours, we invite you to explore chemours.com/firstyearinreview and follow us on social media.

 

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Wilmington, DE., July 1st, 2015 – Mark Vergnano, CEO of Chemours Company, has released a customer letter and video describing the new company. Please see the letter and video below, or click here to download the .pdf.

 

The chemistry for what’s next starts now.

Greetings,

We are Chemours. While you’ve probably heard a bit about us in the last few months as we separated from DuPont, we would like for you to hear directly from our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Vergnano. We invite you to take a moment of your day to watch this linked video in which Mark shares his thoughts about our commitment to you, our customers.


 

In short, we’ve got the heart of a startup and the deep experience and reliability of a 200-year-old powerhouse. You probably already know many of our products and brands, like Teflon®, Opteon®, Ti-Pure®, and Virkon®. Now, we’ve refocused on chemistry – and only chemistry – in order to be more nimble, responsive, and more customer-centered. We’re here to help you thrive and profit. But it’s best to hear it directly from the big boss.

We look forward to telling you more about The Chemours Company in the coming days. Meanwhile, we’ll be busy putting Living Chemistry into action, making everyday things better and turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. To new beginnings and new possibilities,

The Chemours leadership team.

 

 

 

Teflon® & Tefzel® by Chemours MSDS Sheets Transition To SDS Sheets

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As part of the Global Harmonized Hazmat System created by the United Nations, and adopted by OSHA, traditional MSDS sheets that are now made available by manufacturers and distributors of CAS listed substances and products will be transitioning to a new harmonized safety data sheet (SDS).

The changes are designed to simplify communication regarding hazardous materials and promote international consistency in labeling, compliance, worker and responder training.

 MSDS and SDS: What’s the difference?

An MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) is a document that accompanies a hazardous chemical, substance or product that has an assigned CAS number. It indicates all the dangers associated with the material, as well as instructions regarding handling, storage and disposal. MSDSs are a key aspect of the Right-to-Know provision of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom). The HazCom standard is being updated because the earlier version allowed for several formats for an MSDS, including an OSHA version with eight sections and an ANSI version with 16 sections, etc. OSHA’s updated HazCom program, now aligned with the GHS program, requires that all manufactures and end users of CAS listed materials and substances to utilize the new harmonized SDS format.

The “M” in MSDS is being dropped as well. So in short, the name is being simplified, and the format and content are being standardized to global standards.

Timeline For Compliance:

Teflon® & Tefzel® by Chemours SDS Sheets Available For Download Now – Instructions

All Teflon® & Tefzel® branded fluoroplastic materials are CAS registered products that require Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for each product.

The new Teflon® & Tefzel®  SDS sheets can be found on the Fluorogistx website at: http://www.fluorogistx.com/technical-support/material-safety-data-sheets-msds

  1. Click the Fluorogistx “Safety Data Sheet”  web link provided above.
  2. Select the appropriate product family.
  3. Click on the desired product to open the SDS in .pdf format.
  4. Right click on the document to Save As to any location you wish.

 

*Additional information on the MSDS to SDS transition can be found here:  

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/HazComm_QuickCard_SafetyData.html

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3514.pdf

If you should need assistance in transitioning from MSDS sheets to SDS sheets for any Teflon® or Tefzel® branded material please feel free to contact us.

PTFE Compounds
Quality and Consistency in Innovative Compounded Materials

Introduction

PTFE COMPOUNDS, INC., backed by more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, was formed to meet the demanding need for quality and consistency in compounded materials, not only within lots, but from lot to lot as well. Their large capacity blending equipment enables them to offer billet quantities up to 1200 pounds. They provide a homogenous filled compound that ensures uniformity and stripe free skived sheet. Two examples which show the strength of their innovation are TUFFSHEET and PCI Bearing Compound 213.

TUFFSHEET

TUFFSHEET is a new proprietary blend of DuPont Kevlar® and Teflon®, which combines the properties of these materials into a durable low wear composite with reduced deformation and creep resistance. TUFFSHEET is suitable for a wide range of applications such as bushings, dry bearings, thrust washers, dry air compressor rings, gaskets, o-rings, rollers, and wear strips. TUFFSHEET product is available as a low flow compression molding powder, as skived sheet, rolled slit strips, wear-strip (with or without adhesive backing), and CNC machined parts made to customer  specifications.

Key Benefits

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PCI Bearing Compound 213

PCI Bearing Compound 213 is a white molding grade compound containing a white mineral filler blended with Teflon® PTFE. Both the filler and PTFE used in the compound are approved by the FDA for use in food contact applications.

Key Benefits

PCI Bearing Properties Chart

 

Please contact PTFE Compounds for more information on their product line and manufacturing capabilities.

mail@ptfecompounds.com

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PTFE Compounds, Inc.
Upper Chesapeake Corporate Center
220 Chesapeake Boulevard
Elkton, MD 2192
410-392-9080

 

 

Ametek- Application Profile

Cooler/Absorber Boosts Efficiency, Resists Corrosives

Introduction

Ametek has developed a patented cooler/absorber for stripping aggressive gases (HCI, SO2, etc.) from chemical or refinery process streams. The versatile design functions like a column with the tubing acting as temperature-controlled packing that can add as well as remove heat. The new design uses clusters of small-diameter tubing made from Ametek’s “Q” resin, a patented thermally conductive compound based on Teflon® PFA fluoroplastic resin and graphite.

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In a typical installation, 1860 tubes measuring 0.125 in. (3.2 mm) in diameter by up to 25 ft. (7.3 m) long are vertically disposed in a steel column lined with Teflon® PTFE fluoroplastic resin. Cooling water flows upward through the heat-conductive tubing. Gas and droplets of water or another absorbing medium flow downward through the column, outside the tubing. The gas dissolves in the absorbing medium, which collects on the outer tubing wall.

The heat of solution is absorbed through the wall by the cooling water.

 

tubing Clusters of thermally conductive tubing.

Benefits Gained

Corrosion and Heat Resistance

Thanks to the chemical and heat resistance of Teflon®, the cooler/absorber can be used with a wide range of aggressive chemicals at temperatures up to 400°F (204°C)

Smaller, Less Expensive

Ametek says that its units take less space and cost less than conventional designs because “Q” resin has double the thermal conductivity of unfilled fluoropolymers.

More Durability

Ametek reports that its cooler/absorber provides more resistance to thermal and mechanical shock and fouling, and requires less maintenance than traditional graphite units.

Materials Selected and Why

Teflon® PTFE and Teflon® PFA meet needs for broad chemical resistance. Teflon® PFA allows compounding for conductivity and extrusion as small diameter tubing.

Please contact Ametek for more information on their product line and manufacturing capabilities.

info.fpp@ametek.com

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AMETEK Fluoropolymer Products specializes in highly corrosion resistant, high purity, and high temperature products to serve the chemical processing, metalworking, semiconductor, aerospace, and other industrial applications. Its core products are based on Fluoropolymers, silica and phenolic resins and are marketed under the following trade names: Fluoropolymer Heat Exchangers, Fluoropolymer Tubing, Fluoropolymer Pipe, Havaflex® Ablative Products, and Flexsil® Molten Metal Filters.

Ametek Fluoropolymer Products
455 Corporate Boulevard
Newark, DE 19702
302-456-4431
info.fpp@ametek.com

Robert D. Smith, Bob, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Fluorogistx LLC located in Greenville, DE. was one of eight recipients of the Wire and Cable Manufacturers’ Alliance’s (WCMA) 2015 Distinguished Career Award. The award was presented to Smith during the 31st annual Awards Dinner Ceremony on March 28, 2015, in Hartford, Conn. at the Connecticut Convention Center. The WCMA’s board of directors selects the new yearly recipients from those of strong character and credibility who have made significant commercial or technical contributions over a minimum 25-year industry career.

“I am honored to receive this distinguished award from the WCMA.
Wire and Cable is an important growth industry for our portfolio of Fluoropolymers.”

 

Bob Smith, Vice President of Sales and MarketingBob Smith: Vice President of Sales & Marketing 

 

The Wire & Cable Manufacturers’ Alliance (WCMA) is a non-profit trade association for manufacturers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic wire and cable with an established manufacturing base in North America, including the producers of signal and current-carrying wire and fiber, the producers of bulk cables, and wire and cable processors. WCMA was established in 2004 as the successor organization to the Wire & Cable Clubs of America which began the Distinguished Career Award in 1984. WCMA currently has 80 corporate members, with nearly 250 company representatives, concentrated mainly in the northeastern United States.

Bob, a class of 1980 Purdue Chemical Engineer, has 35 years of experience working in the Fluoropolymers industry. He held various U.S. website statistics and International Sales, Marketing and Business Director positions at DuPont before retiring in 2012 to join Fluorogistx to lead Sales and Marketing.


Fluorogistx LLC was established in 1993 as Delaware Marketing Services, Inc., a sales agent for DuPont Teflon® fluoropolymer resins. By 2009, it had become a full-service distribution firm with fully stocked inventories, a dedicated field-sales force, in-house technical support, a large customer service team, and a proven logistical process for meeting customer needs. Today, Fluorogistx continues to be the premier U.S. distributor of high-performance Chemours (vice DuPont) Teflon® fluoropolymers, with strong ties to the customers it serves. Two decades after its establishment, Fluorogistx remains committed to delivering on the promise of its founders: to not only supply the best products for the most demanding applications, but to also be a valued business partner customers can turn to for all their fluoropolymer solutions.

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Chemours FluoroPolymer Solutions has announced some upcoming changes to the format of their Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

In anticipation of a June 1st, 2015 regulatory deadline to migrate to GHS formatted Safety Data Sheets (SDS), as mandated by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard 2012; DuPont will begin transitioning to the new format in March of this year.

With this transition, the new SDSs will look very different; in particular, section 3 (the composition section of an SDS) will now list only substances that may lead to hazards. If there are no hazardous components in a product, a statement will read: “Not classified as a hazardous substance or mixture according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard 2012.” For example, most of the dry cubes, resins, and powders (Melts, PTFE) will not have any compositional information in section 3, and Dispersion products will only list surfactants.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. 

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Fine wire and cable made with Teflon® PTFE, FEP, PFA, & Tefzel® ETFE, ECCtreme® ECA.

Introduction

Micro-Tek, of Cinnaminson, New Jersey, specializes in custom drawing, stranding and insulating, cutting and stripping of fine wire and cable .0009” (AWG #50) and larger. Chemours fluoropolymer resins (Teflon® PTFE, FEP, PFA , Tefzel® ETFE and ECCtreme®ECA) are extruded on various nonferrous, ferrous, plated, unplated, thermocouple and alloy wires in single end, concentric, roped and bunched configurations. Extruded walls as thin as .0035” and made with Teflon® PTFE are just one of the precision engineered products.

Key Benefits of Teflon®

Thin Wall Insulated Ultra-Fine Stranding

Micro-Tek was asked to meet a customer’s specification that required an ultra fine stranding for flexibility as well as thin wall insulation to meet dimensional constraints. (0.005” ± .0005”)

Micro-Tek drew, stranded and annealed silver plated OFHC copper to produce a soft #42/750 (0.0033”) strand.  This strand provides a higher flexibility and flex life than a single strand.

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Example of Thin Wall Ultra-Fine Stranding

Using Teflon® PFA fluoropolymer resin, Micro-Tek was able to achieve the customers desired OD.  Using extruded PFA allows for a consistent, high quality product in a variety of colors.  The PFA insulation’s excellent mechanical, electrical and thermal properties make this insulated strand ideal for a variety of applications and environments with tight dimensional constraints.

Micro-Coaxial Cable for the Sensor Industry

As a custom manufacturer, Micro-Tek Corp’s operation is designed to accommodate specific customer requirements. One product that demonstrates a broad range of Micro-Tek’s manufacturing capabilities is a 50 Ohm low noise micro-coaxial cable.

This product requires stranding the SPC before insulating it with Teflon® PTFE to the specified diameter.  A low noise coating is applied to the insulated strand, which is then braided with a (95% coverage) SPC shield.  Finally the cable is jacketed with Teflon® FEP to the customer’s required diameter.

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Example of Thin Wall Ultra-Fine Stranding

Please contact us for more information on our product line and manufacturing capabilities.

contact@microtekcorp.com

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Applied Plastics Corporation was founded in 1965 and has evolved into a full service fabric and belting OEM supporting a broad range of industries and end use applications

An ISO-9001 certified company.

1748 Woodmont Drive
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(205) 383-6700

High-Temp Epitaxial Co-Crystalline (ECC) Perfluoropolymer Resins

Jacob Lahijani, Maria P.-Samija, George M. Pruce, John L. Netta

 

DuPont has developed a new class of high-temperature, meltprocessible perfluoropolymers. This new class demonstrates all of the beneficial properties typical of perfluoropolymers, including chemical resistance, permeation resistance, low dielectric constant, low dissipation factor, and low coefficient-of-friction. However, the new class has enhanced functionality, which primarily results from epitaxial co-crystallization (ECC) within the polymer during post-heat treatment at temperatures approaching 300o C. The melting point for this new resin, prior to heat treatment, is approximately 320°C.

The new high-temperature perfluoropolymer (HTP) resin targets extreme applications requiring a high-temperature rating of up to 300o C in combination with excellent electrical properties and/or chemical resistance. The HTP resin can be melt-processed using standard high-temperature fluoropolymer equipment and at standard operating speeds. In addition, the processing window is large; wire constructions from 5 mils on AWG 30 gauge to 75 mils on AWG 4 gauge have been routinely produced. HTP resin, and products made from it, demonstrate enhanced properties (i.e., modulus retention, improved fatigue resistance, better permeation resistance and higher melting point) when subjected to a post-heat treatment. Qualification trials are underway in a number of applications in the oil and gas, semiconductor, military/aerospace and CPI industries.

To read the complete white paper, click here.

 

 

DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproduct businesses to operate within The Chemours Company, a 100-percent-owned subsidiary of DuPont.

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GREENVILLE, DEL., DECEMBER 1, 2014 – Fluorogistx, LLC,  the premier U.S. distributor of DuPont TEFLON® brand fluoropolymer resins and other DuPont fluoropolymers has announced DuPont’s plans to spin off its Performance Chemicals segment, including the Titanium Technologies and Chemicals & Fluoroproducts businesses in mid-2015.

Robert Smith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing says that effective February 1, 2015, the DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts businesses will be operating within The Chemours Company, a 100-percent-owned subsidiary of DuPont. The short version of the company trade name will be, simply, Chemours.

Chemours will be a world class supplier of Fluoroproducts and Industrial Chemicals, the seventh largest Chemical Company in the world. Our Fluorogistx Customer Service and Sales Representatives are fully prepared to make this a successful transition for all of our customers.

For customers of Fluorogistx, there will only be a few changes involved in the transition, most around name changes. Around mid-year 2015, customers will begin to see packaging labels, MSDS sheets, certifications (COAs), and our website change to reflect the new Chemours name. Customers will be informed on th etiming of these changes as they approach. Essentially, everything else associated with doing business with Fluorogistx will remain the same, including communications, order fulfillment, invoicing, and product deliveries. Additionally, the TEFLON® brand will be retained by Chemours and, as in the past, will be available to approved customers.

Click here to read and download the complete Chemours Notification Letter (PDF).

About Fluorogistx

Fluorogistx, is the exclusive full-spectrum distributor for all Chemours high-performance fluoropolymer products and is the largest non-Chemours source for TEFLON® brand fluoropolymers in the United States. With more than 20 years of experience in the fluoropolymer industry and deep ties to the Chemours and DuPont organizations, Fluorogistx delivers the highest level of service to clients in fields such as telecommunications, automotive, aviation, pollution control, electronics and more. Fluorogistx was originally founded by David Jones in 1993 as Delaware Marketing Services, Inc., (DMS) and later operated under the name Delaware Specialty Distribution. To find out more about Fluorogistx and its fluoropolymer offerings, call 302-479-7614 or visit our website at www.fluorogistx.com.

Applied Plastics

Superior Performance using Chemours Teflon® PTFE Dispersion.

Applied Plastics Corporation, of Tuscumbia AL, is an innovator in high performance coated fabrics and industrial belting products.

Under its Applon™ product line, Applied Plastics produces a number of premium PTFE impregnated products using genuine Chemours Teflon® coupled with proprietary manufacturing processes.

This proprietary PTFE impregnation process was developed by Applied Plastics in 1965 and allows for an even distribution of PTFE throughout the base material and offers superior performance to more traditional surface coating techniques.

Key Applon™ Benefits

PTFE Impregnated Fabric

Example of fluid repellency in Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) impregnated fabric.

Technology

Applied Plastics has made significant investments in proprietary fabric coating processes, specialized equipment and technology to support the production of high-temperature fabrics and belting.

In addition, all Applon™ products are manufactured with the latest aqueous fluoropolymer technology from DuPont.

Chemours Teflon® aqueous fluoropolymers are dispersions of PTFE particles in water, stabilized by non-ionic wetting agents. These aqueous dispersions offer a practical method for impregnating fabrics, belting and other base materials, with PTFE to impart many of the benefits of fluoropolymers into the finished product.

 

PTFE Impregnated Conveyor Belting

Example of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) impregnated conveyor belting.

 

Materials Selected and Why

Applied Plastics selected Chemours Teflon® PTFE aqueous dispersion for its unique and high performance characteristics.

Chemours Teflon® PTFE aqueous dispersions have allowed Applied Plastics engineers to move past traditional design boundaries to produce extreme duty PTFE impregnated fabrics and belting that exhibit consistent quality, performance and durability.

Applon™ PTFE impregnated fabrics and belting are designed for continuous service temperatures up to 500°F and are available in any desired length, in thicknesses up to .125 inch and widths to 88 inches.

To request additional information, please contact:

Richard Stutts VP / General Manager

applonapc@aol.com

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Applied Plastics Corporation was founded in 1965 and has evolved into a full service fabric and belting OEM supporting a broad range of industries and end use applications

An ISO-9001 certified company.

1748 Woodmont Drive
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(205) 383-6700

Parker Aerospace2014 Parker Aerospace Supplier Conference

 

Fluorogistx receives the Aerospace Group Supplier Performance Award for excellence in serving Parker Aerospace. The awards were presented to the top 14 of 250 global suppliers that met Parker’s stringent criteria for continuous improvement in quality, cost, on-time delivery and supplier partnering. Debbie Edgar,Supply Chain Director for the Stratoflex Division in Fort Worth, TX.,was there to assist in making the presentation to Eric Long, Regional Sales Manager, representing Fluorogistx. Parker Aerospace, a Parker Hannifin Group, has $2 Billion in annual sales and more than 6,000 employees. We proudly accept this award and thank Parker Aerospace for this important recognition.

Parker 2014 Supplier Award

 

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DuPont has announced that prices for all Teflon® PTFE, FEP, PFA, FFR and Tefzel® ETFE products will be increased by up to $0.50 per pound, effective August 1st, 2014, subject to existing contracts.

As DuPont’s exclusive Fluoropolymer distributor in the U.S., we at Fluorogistx remain committed to providing you the best products, quality and service. Your Fluorogistx account manager or customer service representative will be in touch with you to discuss details of the increase.

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Testing and UL Certification Documents Superior Performance vs Traditional Fluoropolymers.

Rubadue Wire, of Greeley CO, has developed the first UL approved 300°C AWM (Appliance Wire Material) wire construction. The process development, material selection and final product testing were carried out through a close working relationship with DuPont engineers and Underwriters Laboratories.

On January 29, 2014 Rubadue Wire was awarded UL certification, and a style page, for its new high-temperature single conductor appliance wire (AWM Style 11540) based on DuPont’s unique high performance fluoroplastic material, DuPont™ ECCtreme® ECA-3000.

The Rubadue high-temperature wire product line is available in AWG sizes of 30AWG* – 8AWG, in a variety of standard colors.

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Technology

Rubadue Wire has invested in proprietary wire coating processes, specialized equipment, and technology to support the production of high-temperature fluoroplastic wire and cable.

DuPont™ ECCtreme® is a new class of fluoroplastic resin (ECA).

Wire produced with ECA (epitaxial co-crystalline alloy) exhibits the same beneficial properties of typical DuPont fluoroplastics with the additional capability to maintain operational performance under elevated temperatures, and harsh environmental conditions, for extended periods of time.

The first of its kind, DuPont™ ECCtreme® ECA-3000 fluoroplastic resin is the material of choice for Rubadue’s high-temperature  wire and cable product line.

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Materials Selected and Why

Rubadue Wire selected DuPont™ ECCtreme® fluoroplastic resin due to its unique and differentiating high performance characteristics.

DuPont’s new ECA material has allowed Rubadue engineers to rewrite traditional fluoroplastic design boundaries to produce an extreme duty wire construction that was previously unattainable.

In addition to higher operational performance, wire coated with ECA material, exhibits improved functionality when exposed to temperatures above 280°C. This is due in part to the material undergoing a thermal and structural transformation known as epitaxial co-crystallization. The result of this transformation is a lower MFR (as low as 1), a higher melting point and improved mechanical and thermal properties.

To request additional information on high-temperature wire constructed with DuPont ECA material, please contact:

Scott Mundfrom
scott.mundfrom@rubadue.com

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*Rubadue Wire has UL certification for ECA wire AWG size to 30AWG, but can produce high-temperature ECA wire down to AWG38 for applications that may require smaller conductor sizes.

**UL certification (E54681) lists DuPont ECA-3000 as having the highest Relative Thermal Index (RTI) of any melt processable plastic in the UL database.

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Rubadue Wire was founded in 1977 and has evolved into a full service global wire and cable supplier supporting a broad range of industries and end use applications.
An ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 certified company.

1301 N. 17th Ave.
Greeley, CO, 80631
(970) 351-6100

 

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Testing at the DuPont Corporate Center for Analytical Sciences shows DuPont™ TEFLON® PFA/FEP Outperforms Non Fluoroplastic Materials.

Savillex Corporation, of Eden Prairie MN, has developed a unique two-stage stretch blow molding process for its premium Purillex™ high purity PFA and FEP biopharmaceutical packaging product line. The process development, material selection and final product testing was carried out through a close working relationship with DuPont engineers and fluoroplastic materials scientists.

The final product is unlike any other PFA / FEP biopharmaceutical package currently on the market. Manufactured with genuine  DuPont™ Teflon®     fluoroplastic material, the high purity Purillex™ product line has undergone extensive material testing for organic and inorganic extractables and overall purity.

As a result of this comprehensive testing, the Purillex™ product was determined to have no measurable organic extractables and only ultratrace levels of inorganic extractables, thus making the Purillex™ line of packaging ideally positioned for biopharmaceutical applications.

A full copy of the analytical data report can be obtained directly from Savillex Corporation (info@savillex.com).
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Key Benefits

High purity extreme performance material. Purillex™ PFA and FEP bottles manufactured from from DuPont™ Teflon® fluoroplastics  using a proprietary Savillex process are ideally suited for pharmaceutical storage, transportation and packaging due to their excellent chemical inertness, high purity, a wide service temperature range  (-200°c +260°c), permeation resistance and mechanical durability.

Unique design characteristics. Savillex has designed the Purillex™  product line with not only high performance fluoroplastic materials but also with several novel design features that allow for complete drainage upon inversion, no fluid retention in the neck threads, non-drip during dispensing and no secondary sealing required.

In addition, the Purillex™ product line has a very smooth interior surface finish which significantly improves cleaning, washout and reduces carryover to subsequent processes*.

Purillex Bottle Comparison
Materials Selected and Why

Purillex™ high purity biopharmaceutical packaging is manufactured exclusively with high performance genuine DuPont™ Teflon   PFA and FEP fluoroplastic materials supplied by Fluorogistx of Greenville, DE.

These materials, along with significant DuPont technical and analytical resources, allowed Savillex to meet the challenges of developing a high purity packaging product for the storage, handling and transport of pharmaceutical and biotechnology liquid materials.

Savillex offers six high purity bottle sizes in the Purillex™ product line, ranging from 50 mL to 2000 mL.

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Savillex Corporation
10321 West 70th Street
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DuPont Fluoroplastic Now Has the Highest Temperature Rating of Any Plastic in the UL Plastics – Component Database : Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Recognizes DuPont ECCtreeme® ECA 3000 PerFluoroplastic Resin with 300°C Rating, Expanding Innovative Possibilities and Enabling Faster Product Design

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 11, 2014 – DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions (DuPont) announced today that Underwriters Laboratory Inc. (UL) has certified DuPont ECCtreme® ECA 3000 perfluoroplastic resin with a 300°C rating for a minimum-thickness of 0.75 mm (and above) in the UL Plastics Online Certification Directory. The new rating is based on UL mechanical, electrical, and fire performance testing.

DuPont ECCtreme® ECA 3000 perfluoroplastic resin is designed to perform in very harsh environments found in the oil and gas, aerospace, automotive, semi-conductor manufacturing, electronic communications and power industries.

Previously, UL had given ECA 3000 perfluoroplastic resin a 300°C rating for a higher minimum-thickness of 3.0 mm. This new classification (UL Component File E54681) supersedes the previous UL rating but includes the previous rating of 3.0 mm thickness. The rating change also offers lower minimum thickness with 300 C Relative Thermal Index (RTI) temperature; therefore, the resin will operate successfully and consistently at temperatures up to 300°C, both electrically and mechanically. In a parametric search, UL found that DuPont ECCtreme® ECA 3000 perfluoroplastic resin has the highest RTI values in the UL Plastics – Component database.

“UL is a globally recognized testing, listing and certifying laboratory with a wealth of experience in this type of testing,” said James R. Hoover, global regulatory affairs manager, DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions. “We’re thrilled that DuPont ECCtreme® ECA 3000 perfluoroplastic is the highest temperature-rated plastic – not just fluoroplastic – currently available in the UL Plastics – Component database worldwide. This new UL certification gives our customers confidence that our offering has been tested to meet key material pre-selection requirements, and therefore enables them to design and market their end products faster.”

With a 40-year history in the electrical and electronic materials business, wire and cable products made with DuPont fluoroplastics are known for their excellent chemical resistance, superior electrical properties, and high service temperatures. DuPont offers a wide variety of perfluoroplastic resins processible by various means, all of which offer high dielectric strength, a low dielectric constant, low loss factors and extremely high heat resistance. Fluoroplastic resins from DuPont surpass most materials in their level and stability of dielectric properties over a broad range of extreme thermal and environmental conditions.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.

DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions Increases Capacity for Melt-Processible Fluoroplastic Resins for Cabling Industry: Investment at West Virginia Site Will Enable Expansion of High-end FEP Lines

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 19, 2014 – DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions today announced a plant expansion and capacity increase at its site near Parkersburg, W.Va. site. The expansion will increase production of high-performance fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) resins and comes at a time of growing demand for  DuPont high-performance FEP.

The expansion will enable an FEP capacity increase of up to 1,000 tons and will be operational in June 2014. The plant will produce a number of FEP resins, including FEP 9494 and FEP 9835, which are melt- processible fluoroplastic resins specifically designed for high-speed extrusion of thin coatings on small-gauge wires for twisted-pair data cabling constructions. These FEP offerings are most often used for IT datacom category cables and data center cables.

“DuPont is the market leader in FEP products and innovation, and this expansion shows our ongoing commitment to the cabling industry,” said Frenk Hulsebosch, global business manager, DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions. “This capacity increase ensures our cabling customers will continue to have access to premium FEP offerings from DuPont.”

“Our high-end FEP product is the best in the world for wire and cable applications,” said George M. Pruce, North America business manager, DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions. “We made this investment in response to continuing market demand; we are committed to partnering with our customers to enable the highest quality and most reliable supply to support their growth initiatives.”

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.

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WILMINGTON, DEL., FEBRUARY 4, 2014 – Delaware Specialty Distribution, the premier U.S. distributor of DuPont TEFLON® brand fluoropolymer resins and other DuPont fluoropolymers, has announced a comprehensive branding initiative, culminating in a new name, website and corporate identity for the firm. The specialty fluoropolymers distribution firm will now be known as Fluorogistx.

The branding initiative was undertaken to create a brand that more clearly communicates the unique technical and distribution expertise of the firm. “We wanted our name to better reflect exactly what we do,” explains Fluorogistx President David Jones. “Our customers know us well, but as the firm continues to grow, we wanted our name to convey our progressive commitment to fluoropolymers and logistical excellence. I think Fluorogistx captures that extremely well.”

Members of Fluorogistx senior management team have an average of 30 years’ experience in the chemical industry, specializing in fluoropolymers. “Our decades of experience and close partnership with DuPont have given us a level of fluoropolymer expertise that is virtually unmatched in the industry,” states Bob Smith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

From a logistical distribution standpoint, the firm is equally impressive. “We bring a vast, readily available inventory and an ISO 9001:2008-certified process we continually refine,” explains Todd Fredette, Vice President of Operations and Finance. “We’re very nimble and give our customers the timely and accurate turnaround they’re looking for, often next-day or even same-day.”

Representing a larger geographical footprint was also a goal of the branding initiative. “While we are headquartered in Delaware, we’ve been serving clients across the country for years as the exclusive authorized U.S. distributor of DuPont specialty fluoropolymer products,” explains Jones. “We wanted to emphasize our national scope and ability to quickly and expertly respond to customers’ fluoropolymer challenges wherever they may be.”

The firm’s new website, www.fluorogistx.com, includes an “Ask the Experts” section where in-house fluoropolymers specialists offer technical support to help solve customer application challenges. “We’re proud to be the only specialty fluoropolymer distributor with dedicated on-site experts supporting client purchases,” says Smith.

In 2013, the firm earned ISO-9001:2008 certification, formalizing its commitment to deliver the highest level of specialty fluoropolymer products and services for the most demanding applications in North America.

About Fluorogistx

Fluorogistx, formerly Delaware Specialty Distribution, is the exclusive full-spectrum distributor for all DuPont high-performance fluoropolymer products and is the largest non-DuPont source for TEFLON® brand fluoropolymers in the United States. With more than 20 years of experience in the fluoropolymer industry and deep ties to the DuPont organization, Fluorogistx delivers the highest level of service to clients in fields such as telecommunications, automotive, aviation, pollution control, electronics and more. Fluorogistx was originally founded by David Jones in 1993 as Delaware Marketing Services, Inc., (DMS) and later operated under the name Delaware Specialty Distribution. To find out more about Fluorogistx and its fluoropolymer offerings, call 302-479-7614 or visit our website at www.fluorogistx.com.

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Fluorogistx, the exclusive authorized U.S. distributor of DuPont TEFLON® brand fluoroplastics and other DuPont fluoroplastic resin products, announced it has received ISO-9001:2008 certification as of March 8, 2013. With certification, the company has formalized its long-standing commitment to deliver the highest level of specialty fluoroplastic products and services for the most demanding applications in North America.

“If you want to have a quality attitude, you must have a quality system, and ISO 9001 certification validates that we have well-defined and documented procedures in place,” explains Todd Fredette, Vice President of Operations for Fluorogistx.

To attain the highly respected certification, Fluorogistx met the requirements of the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards, the International Standardization Organization (ISO), which publishes standards implemented by more than a million companies and organizations in 170 countries. The organization presents precise specifications for products, services and practices that help ensure safety, reliability and good quality for customers.

Steve Selway, Quality Manager, adds “Our ISO certification ensures that our processes are controlled so that we ship exactly what our customers want, exactly when they want it. It also certifies that we are always striving for continuous improvement to better serve our customers.”

Fluorogistx, the exclusive authorized U.S. distributor of DuPont TEFLON® brand fluoroplastics and other DuPont fluoroplastic resin products, has announced the addition of Robert D. (Bob) Smith, formerly of DuPont FluoroPolymer Solutions, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Smith, who reports to David Jones, president and founder of Fluorogistx, joins the senior management team bringing more than 30 years of DuPont experience, primarily in fluoroplastics and most recently as Business Director and Sustainability Manager for DuPont FluoroPolymer Solutions. His experience includes both U.S. and global management of sales and marketing teams within the company’s fluoroplastic businesses, and helping DuPont to maintain its global market leadership position throughout his career.

At Fluorogistx, Smith will build on his successful track record of leading teams and delivering strong results by focusing on advancing market development and customer focus to provide tailored solutions – for TEFLON® brand fluoroplastics and more.

“Fluorogistx has always been known for helping our customers grow their businesses through innovative applications using DuPont TEFLON® and other DuPont fluoroplastics. The collective fluoroplastic knowledge at Fluorogistx, coupled with the strength of our working relationship with DuPont, provides a level of technical expertise and customer service that are unmatched in the industry,” said Smith. “I look forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of our customers as well as Fluorogistx.”

Diane Iuliano Picho, NA Regional Business & Market Director, DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts, recognizes what a significant asset Smith will be for Fluorogistx. “Bob brings a tremendous amount of experience, knowledge and results-driven leadership to the Fluorogistx team,” she said. “Creating a positive customer experience is always his top priority, and Bob is extremely adept at building relationships and problem solving.”