PVDF, otherwise known as Polyvinylidene Fluoride is known for its stability, toughness and excellent chemical resistance. PVDF is a semi crystalline Thermoplastic which is a great engineering plastic, PVDF has a melting point of 171 °C. PVDF has many applications as it can withstand exposure to UV light, chemicals and high thermal conditions. Porous PVDF can offer much better stability and is often compared to the performance of fluoropolymers. PVDF also has distinguished conductive properties and is classed as a self-extinguishing, PVDF holds the same properties when exposed to high levels of gamma radiation and when under high vacuum situations and PVDF is incredibly resistant to most alkalis and acids.
Due to the rigidity, chemical and high UV resistance PVDF is a great plastic to use across a wide variety of industries, PVDF is used within many applications especially within the engineering industry and due to its resistance to chemicals it’s often used within laboratories and in chemical plants. PVDF can also be used in things like Filter plates and pipelines, PVDF is often used in the paper and pulp industry too, because Chlorine is often used in the bleaching process with the paper other metals and plastics don’t have the chemical resistance to withstand long exposure due to corrosion and rust, so PVDF is a perfect solution.