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.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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