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3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer FE 5730

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Proprietary incorporated cure technology may help save time and increase throughput

Bimodal polymer produces smooth extrudates without the use of processing aids

Can be formulated to meet -40°C (-40°F) mandrel bend fuel hose specifications

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Highlights
  • Proprietary incorporated cure technology may help save time and increase throughput
  • Bimodal polymer produces smooth extrudates without the use of processing aids
  • Can be formulated to meet -40°C (-40°F) mandrel bend fuel hose specifications
  • Can be formulated to yield good permeation resistance to automotive fuels
  • Broad chemical and temperature resistance

3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer FE 5730 is a medium fluorine, intermediate viscosity, bimodal terpolymer for extrusion applications. No process aid is required when this fluoroelastomer is properly compounded. Additionally, our Dyneon fluoroelastomer FE 5730 offers broad chemical and temperature resistance for product durability and longevity.

Chemical and Temperature Resistance
3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer FE 5730 is a terpolymer of vinylidene fluoride, hexafluoropropylene and tetrafluoroethylene. Dyneon fluoroelastomer FE 5730 can be compounded using standard water cooled internal mixers or two-roll mills with standard fillers and ingredients utilized in typical fluoroelastomer formulations. The dry ingredients should be blended before adding to the masticated gum. For best results, FE 5730 should be banded on the mill several minutes prior to adding the blended dry ingredients. Once mixed, the compounded stocks have good scorch resistance and storage stability.

Dyneon fluoroelastomer FE 5730 has high fluorine content (69.2%), but lower fluorine than similar products like 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer FE 5830Q. This product has an incorporated cure technology that may help save time and increase throughput. In addition, this product produces smooth extrudates without the use of processing aids, and can be formulated to yield good permeation resistance to automotive fuels.

The benefits don’t end there; Dyneon fluoroelastomer FE 5730 has low permeation and offers very good chemical and temperature resistance to create durable and long-lasting finished products, such as mandrel bend fuel hoses formulated to meet -40°C (-40°F) specifications.

The Right Size to Fit the Job
This product is sold in different sizes, so compounders and formulators can pick the right size for the job. Dyneon fluoroelastomer FE 5730 is packaged in milled slab form (as opposed to unmilled forms like crumb) and is available in a returnable bulk shipping container system for 1,320 Ibs (600 kg) of material. The bulk container system is comprised of 48 individual polyethylene bags containing 27.5 Ibs (12.5 kg) of product. Smaller quantities are available in 55.1 Ibs (25.0 kg) boxes.

Delivering Custom Solutions
3M offers over 50 grades of fluoroelastomers with varying monomer composition, Mooney viscosity and fluorine content. This broad offering combined with our expertise in application and product development translates into greater design flexibility.

For decades, we have been able to supply unique solutions to meet the increasing market challenges in developing and producing state of the art fluoroelastomer products at the highest quality level. This goes hand-in-hand with our unparalleled commitment to research and customer support. Like all of our products, 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer FE 5730 is backed by skilled researchers at several 3M tech service laboratories. Collectively, our staff has hundreds of years of experience researching, developing and improving upon fluoroelastomers. Toward that end, we are in regular communication with customers who deliver feedback – allowing us to improve existing products and deliver custom solutions. All of this is part of an unrelenting drive to deliver top products to our customers. From coatings to calendered sheets, tubing to molded goods, 3M has a solution for your specialty application.

Recommended Applications

  • Extrusion (not recommended for molded goods applications)
  • Mandrel bend fuel hose

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