London - The Sept/Oct edition of European Rubber Journal magazine includes a Dow-sponsored article about the growing use of the company’s Silastic fluorosilicone rubber in automotive turbocharger hoses.
These components typically consist of a multi-layer structure of textile reinforced by silicone rubber with an oil-resistant fluorinated rubber inner liner.
Demand for fluorosilicone rubber in this area is being driven by the evolution of powertrain technology and EU regulatory requirements to reduce CO2 emissions, notes Dow.
‘These developments make acid-resistance caused by exhaust gas recirculation a much more important consideration for turbocharger hoses’ added Bruno Cuocci Dow Silicones Technical Specialist.
These developments make acid-resistance caused by exhaust gas recirculation a much more important consideration for turbocharger hoses, according to the company.
The article includes recent test data comparing Dow Silastic FSR material performance on both acid resistance and high temperature tear strength with high-performance FKM compounds specifically designed for these applications.
See full article in the Sept/Oct issue of European Rubber Journal magazine and in the Technical Papers section on ERJ homepage.