Fluoroelastomer sector shifting up-market

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Geneva, Switzerland-Demand for speciality fluoroelastomers is growing at around 7 percent, compared to just 2 percent for standard fluoroelastomers, according to DuPont Dow Elastomers.

Growth is being led by the automotive sector, a DDE spokesman said in a written statement to ERJ. Rising engine temperatures and requirements for lower emissions mean higher demand for speciality fluoroelastomers in fuel sealing and handling systems, he explained.

To meet such demands, DDE recently commercialised a full line of speciality fluoroelastomers, made via…

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