Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)

Are you looking for a plastic that can be used in sterile production areas? If so, PVDF plastic could be your answer.
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What is PVDF?


PVDF stands for polyvinylidene fluoride. It is a part-crystalline food-approved thermoplastic, notable for its good chemical resistance.


PVDF is supplied in sheets and rods in a natural colour.

 

Several companies produce PVDF, and the material is known under several brand names such as TECAFLON™ og Symalit®.

 

The characteristics and advantages of PVDF


PVDF is a material with a high operating temperature and high density. Water absorption is low, strength is high, and qualities of gliding and wear are good, allowing it to perform in exacting environments over a long service life. It possesses good chemical resistance and high UV-resistance.


In certain applications, PVDF can be subject to cold flow.

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PVDF applications


Due to the good chemical resistance against alkaline substances, for instance, PVDF can be especially useful in withstanding harsh cleaning agents: examples are the medical and dairy sectors.


PVDF is often used in environments with relatively high operating temperatures (up to 170 °C) and where there are requirements for low water absorption.


The material is also useful in environments exposed to UV.

 

Food-approved PVDF


When you order PVDF items from us, they are supplied as FCM-approved as standard.

 

Processing PVDF


PVDF can be CNC-turned or machined.

 

Want to know more about PVDF? Take a look in our table of plastics.

 

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If you have any questions about PVDF or its processing, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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