Fuel filters and biocomponents

Fuels with biocomponents are available at stations in selected European countries. One example is E10 gasoline, with a maximum of 10% bioethanol. Fuel of this type has a much-more-aggressive effect on certain materials and can react with them.

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Therefore, it is very important that automotive parts which come into contact with fuel are biocomponent resistant. E10 gasoline resistant materials are used in all FILTRON fuel filters to ensure their proper filter operation, even at extremely high and low temperatures. An example of high-quality materials selected for their resistance to particularly difficult working conditions for the fuel filter is the rubber compounds of which the filter seals are made.

We use two types of mixture in FILTRON fuel filters

NITRILE RUBBER 

The raw material of this rubber is adjusted to the specifications determined by our company, based on laboratory tests. NBR is resistant to temperatures ranging from -30 to +110°C.

FLUOROSILICONE RUBBER

This type of rubber has been used for many years in the aerospace industry. FVMQ rubber is used to produce seals for selected FILTRON filters in order to provide increased gasket resistance to separation and deformation at extreme temperatures. FVMQ rubber is resistant to temperatures ranging from -80 to +230°C

The selection of high-quality rubber mixtures is just one example of how FILTRON filter designers are striving to ensure the high quality of our filters. Thanks to the precision with which we have been designing, testing and producing filters for 35 years, FILTRON filters are chosen by thousands of European technicians.

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The FILTRON range holds more than 2700 products, and covers 97% of the European passenger-car market. Mechanics appreciate the high quality of the FILTRON-brand filters. Every year, more than 36 million FILTRON filters find their way to mechanics from all the European countries.

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