Daikin Announces Ultra-Low Permeation Fuel Hose Using Fluoroplastic Barrier
Jan 3, 2011
USA -- Daikin America and Fluid Routing Solutions (FRS) announced a newly developed next-generation flexible fuel hose with a 6x improvement in permeation performance over FRS's current product offerings. The next-generation fuel hose utilizes a new fluoroplastic barrier technology, supplied by Daikin, which provides the proper combination of ultra-low permeation and good flexibility to yield a fuel hose with excellent sealability and formability. This effort is in response to CARB, EPA, and the automotive industry's continuous push for improved products to reduce fuel permeation/evaporative emissions.
Fluid Routing Solutions has successfully manufactured next-generation hose into multiple sizes and a number of formed hose geometries which are now available for customer evaluation. Permeation testing was conducted in alcohol-based fuels at elevated temperatures.
About Fluid Routing Solutions
Fluid Routing Solutions is a manufacturer of low permeation automotive and industrial fuel hose.
About Daikin America
Daikin America is a global fluoropolymer supplier. Daikin provides molding resins, fine powders, aqueous dispersions, melt processable fluoropolymers, and fluoroelastomers for many critical applications. Daikin America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd of Osaka, Japan. In Japan, Daikin manufacturers air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, and fluorochemical products.
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