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Advanced Performance Materials leads the industry by developing the first non-fluorinated surfactant to produce APA grade fluoroelastomers
WILMINGTON, Del., May 23, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Chemours Company ("Chemours") (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials, today announced an industry-leading sustainable process innovation to produce Advanced Polymer Architecture (APA) grade Viton™ fluoroelastomers, without the use of a fluorinated polymerization aid. With the introduction of this new technology and prior innovations, Chemours now has the capability to manufacture the entire Viton™ fluoroelastomers portfolio using a non-fluorinated surfactant, and continues its leadership in fluoroelastomer process and product development.
Viton™ APA grade fluoroelastomers enable products and applications critical for several markets, including transportation, advanced electronics, industrial manufacturing, and oil and gas. Designers and engineers recognize the high performance of Viton™ APA grade fluoroelastomers for their ability to be durable while retaining their flexibility, strength, and shape in the most extreme environments.
"Chemours invests in research and development that drives sustainability across our portfolio and supports reaching our ambitious 2030 Corporate Responsibility Commitment goals," said Denise Dignam, President of Advanced Performance Materials at Chemours. "This new process to produce APA grade Viton™ fluoroelastomers without the use of a fluorinated polymerization aid builds upon our legacy of product innovation and industry leadership. Thanks to the power of our chemistry, we continue to find opportunities to enable solutions that are better, safer, more reliable, and more sustainable while meeting customer and market needs."
As part of Chemours capability and commitment as a responsible supplier, we remain focused on the reliability of supply for our customers in the face of an evolving regulatory landscape. The new Viton™ APA grade fluoroelastomers have equivalent performance to our other fluoroelastomer products. The team successfully completed research into a non-fluorinated surfactant for this application. We are now entering the final phase with customer testing and validation to make it widely available. This advancement showcases our continued commitment to product and process innovation and to delivering sustainable solutions.
To learn more contact us by visiting, www.viton.com/en/contact-us.
About The Chemours Company
The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC) is a global leader in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. We deliver customized solutions with a wide range of industrial and specialty chemicals products for markets, including coatings, plastics, refrigeration and air conditioning, transportation, semiconductor and consumer electronics, general industrial, and oil and gas. Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Ti-Pure™, Opteon™, Freon™, Teflon™, Viton™, Nafion™, and Krytox™. The company has approximately 6,400 employees and 29 manufacturing sites serving approximately 3,200 customers in approximately 120 countries. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.
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