Viton™ APA Fluoroelastomers

Ensuring Continued Supply in the Face of an Evolving Regulatory Landscape

Chemours Advanced Performance Materials is committed to providing our customers with products that not only perform in meeting your needs, but also ensuring continued supply in the face of an evolving regulatory landscape. To meet your needs, we have innovated our manufacturing process for producing Viton™ APA fluoroelastomers, by formulating without the use of a fluorinated surfactant and without sacrificing performance. This industry-leading process innovation builds upon our legacy of product innovation and industry leadership.

Viton™ APA fluoroelastomers are used in seals, gaskets, and o-rings which are critical applications in:

  • Automotive
  • Semiconductor
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Oil and Gas

Internal testing, as well as customer testing, have confirmed APA fluoroelastomers made using our new process at a commercial scale production plant have comparable performance to the current grades.

Full-scale commercial launch and transition to the new process is planned for 2024.  You can have confidence the material produced using our new process is compliant with the European Chemicals Agency proposed regulation for undecafluorohexanoic acid, and PFHxA, which is expected to be enforced in 2025.