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Cost Varies
Size 1.0 liter
Type Tool
Tech Level TL–3
Weight 1.8 kg
Manufacturer Various
Affas is a silicone analog of hydrocarbon petrochemicals.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a naturally occurring mixture of various types of hydrosilicones and requires processing to render into useful products. Affas is dark red, purple, or black in color; it is of thick, viscous consistency. The substance is heavier than liquid sulfur. It is estimated that lubricants made from the hydrosilicones will increase the efficiency of high-temperature engines by approximately 12%. It can also be used to create a silicone-based plastic that shows remarkable resistance to heat and acid.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The largest known natural source of Affas is the planet Eshaar (Far Frontiers 1826).

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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