What is Polyvinylidene-fluoride (PVDF)?
Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is a high-performance, fluoropolymer-based plastic that is known for its excellent chemical resistance, high strength, and low friction properties. It is commonly used in a variety of applications where these properties are beneficial, including in the production of screws, nuts, bolts, and washers.
PVDF - Key Properties
Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is a type of polymer that is made from monomers called vinylidene fluorides. It is a semi-crystalline fluoropolymer that has excellent mechanical and thermal properties, making it suitable for use in a wide range of applications.
Some of the main properties of PVDF include:
High strength: PVDF has a high tensile strength and a high modulus of elasticity, making it a popular choice for use in structural applications where high strength and stiffness are required.
High temperature resistance: PVDF can withstand temperatures up to 150°C (302°F) continuously and up to 200°C (392°F) for short periods of time, making it suitable for use in high temperature applications.
Chemical resistance: PVDF has excellent chemical resistance and is resistant to a wide range of chemicals, including acids, bases, and organic solvents. It is also resistant to UV radiation and weathering, making it a good choice for outdoor applications.
Electrical insulation: PVDF has good electrical insulation properties and is often used in electrical and electronic applications where high temperature resistance and good electrical insulation are required.
Low coefficient of friction: PVDF has a low coefficient of friction, making it an excellent choice for use in applications where low friction is required.
PVDF is a high performance polymer that is known for its excellent mechanical and thermal properties, as well as its excellent chemical resistance and low coefficient of friction. It is a versatile material that is used in a wide range of applications where its unique properties make it a suitable choice.
PVDF is used in the construction industry for a variety of applications, including the production of roofing membranes, window frames, and other building components. Its excellent chemical resistance and weather resistance make it a suitable choice for these applications.
Water treatment industry:
PVDF is used in the water treatment industry for the production of water filtration systems, pumps, and other components that are exposed to corrosive water. Its excellent chemical resistance makes it a suitable choice for these applications.
Chemical Processing industry:
PVDF is used in the chemical processing industry for a variety of applications, including the production of tanks, pipes, and other components that are exposed to harsh chemicals. Its excellent chemical resistance makes it a suitable choice for these applications.
Food processing industry:
PVDF is used in the food processing industry for the production of food processing equipment, such as conveyor belts and other components, due to its excellent chemical resistance and high temperature resistance.
Summarised Properties of PVDF:
Exceptional chemical resistance - PVDF is not affected by most chemicals, for further info please see our datasheet below.
Low Water absorption rates - 0.030% at 23˚c - Great for exterior use.
Temperature resistance - 150˚C continuous use.
Flame resistance - UL94 - V0 Equivalent.
- Ultra low weight
- Abrasion resistance
- Hydrolysis resistance
- Exceptional insulation properties
- Low thermal conductivity
- High Purity
PVDF Screws, Nuts and Flat Washers
High Performance Polymer offer a range of PVDF Fasteners. Find out more by selecting a product below: