SGL Carbon’s SIGRAFLEX APX2 flexible graphite foil meets the increasing temperature requirements in modern exhaust systems. It has extremely little weight loss due to oxidation even at high temperatures – typically only 0.6 % per hour at 670 °C. Our proprietary oxidation inhibitors and our production process allow the inhibitors to be incorporated into the structure of the graphite foil, fully optimizing its oxidation resistance behavior. This is unmatched performance in the industry. SIGRAFLEX APX2 is the best solution e.g. for exhaust gaskets, diesel particulate filter die formed rings and gaskets as well as for exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) bearings.
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Our SIGRAFINE® fine-grain graphite sealing rings, such as those used in turbocharger seals, are known for their abrasion and temperature resistance as well as their excellent sliding characteristics. They have become trusted components for many automotive manufacturers.
We also deliver high-quality carbon and graphite powders for PTFE and other compounds. These fillers deliver significantly better material performance, with significantly reduced material loss in tribological systems and improved thermal and electrical conductivity.
Our SIGRAFLEX products made from flexible expanded natural graphite are specifically designed for automotive sealing applications and convince through the highest quality standards. Their proven reliability leads to increased application safety. Our materials have been used in the most demanding engine sealing applications for decades.
They are self-lubricating, highly resistant to heat and corrosion, and can handle heavy compressive stresses. Our SIGRAFINE graphite products are ideal components in vane-type pumps, fuel and water pumps, commutators, bearings and exhaust gas recirculation. Reap the benefits of the extraordinary material properties and quality of our products for the type of applications found in automotive manufacturing.
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