Unformatted text preview: vinylidene fluorine (VDF)/hexafluoropropylene (HFP)/tetrafluoroethylene (TFE), and peroxide-vulcanizable polymers which are similar to terpolymers (Jagels, 2005). Fluoroelastomers meet rigorous performance requirements in harsh environments, enhancing reliability, safety, and environmental friendliness. Fluoroelastomers are growing as products of choice for critical components such as O-rings, hoses, and seals in hostile fluid and temperature conditions. These elastomers are mostly compounded with inorganic fillers such as carbon black, silica, clay, etc. to enhance the mechanical properties, to change the electrical conductivity, to improve the barrier properties or to increase the resistance to fire and ignition. However, a minimum of 20 wt% of the filler content is always required for a critical property enhancement, which may lead to many problems in processing and curing, such as reducing the processability of the elastomer...
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- Spring '08
- Polymer, Elastomer, Thermoplastic elastomer, reheating. Thermoplastic elastomers, commonly used rubbers