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Today’s safe and fuel efficient trucks, buses and automobiles rely on the unique, high performance properties of FluoroTechnology products used throughout each vehicle. From engines and brakes to fuel components and electronics, every automotive system uses FluoroTechnology’s durability, heat, chemical resistance and vapor barrier.

Fluoropolymers used in wire coatings increase reliability of engine compartment wiring and gauges and improves auto safety by helping to reduce engine compartment fires. Fluoropolymers, including fluoroelastomers, enable chemical and heat resistant gaskets and o-rings, improving reliability and the length of time between maintenance and service. Cylinder head coatings and hoses made with FluoroTechnology increase fuel efficiency and reduce fugitive gasoline vapor emissions. Fluorotelomer-based surface protection treatments protect automobile carpets and seats against stains, soil, oil and water.

The use of FluoroTechnology in the automotive industry supports more than 59,000 jobs in the U.S. and almost 72,000 jobs in Europe. Globally, FluoroTechnology materials and products specific to the automotive industry generate a total of $147.9 billion in economic output.1

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FluoroTechnology Automotive Solutions Enable High-Performance:

Axle Systems:

  • Seals for Wheel Bearings, Hubs, Differential Output, and Rotary Shafts
  • O-Rings

Engines:

  • Crankshaft Seals
  • Front Cover Seals
  • Cylinder Head Gaskets
  • O-Rings
  • Valve Stem Seals
  • Camshaft Seals
  • Oil Pan Seals
  • Engine Oil Coolers
  • EGR Valve Seals
  • Water Pump Seals
  • PTFE Bearings
  • Back-up Rings
  • Valve Packings
  • Gaskets

Electronics:

  • Engine, Transmission and Under-hood Wiring
  • Fiber Optic Cables

Environmental Systems:

  • Hood, Door and Trunk Hinges
  • PTFE Bearings
  • Push/Pull Cables
  • Power Door Lock Seal
  • Seat Adjustment Systems
  • Active Headlight Seal

Fuel Systems:

  • Seals
  • Oil Coolers
  • Valve Bodies
  • Liquid and Vapor Lines
  • Fuel Tanks
  • Filler Necks
  • Connectors
  • Oxygen Sensors

Interiors:

  • Carpets
  • Seats

Steering Systems:

  • Gear Seals and Mounts
  • PTFE Bearings
  • Column Adjustment
  • Pump and Steering Rack Seals

Suspension/Brakes:

  • Strut and Piston Seals
  • Shock Absorbers
  • Brake Pad Additives

Transmissions:

  • PTFE Seals and Bearings
  • Piston, Shaft and Fluid Transfer Seals
  • Gaskets
  • O-Rings
  • Sensor Modules

1 Based on preliminary estimates of 2013 data by the American Chemistry Council.

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