AP-60 polymer is for sealing in high-pressure, high-temperature settings that also require high resistance to wear and friction. The material is a fully fluorinated, chemically modified fluropolymer alloy of Alkoxy-TFE with a fraction of polybenzmidazole as a polymer matrix. It is reinforced with organo-metallic microspheres and high-purity graphite fibers. The polymer seals at 650F and 2,500 psi, with intermittent high-temperature excursions.
Although plastics make up only about 11% of all US municipal solid waste, many are actually more energy-dense than coal. Converting these non-recycled plastics into energy with existing technologies could reduce US coal consumption, as well as boost domestic energy reserves, says a new study.
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