Polyvinylidene difluoride is a highly non-reactive and pure fluoropolymer (also known as KYNAR®, HYLAR®, or SYGEF®) used in applications requiring the highest purity, strength, resistance to solvents, acids, bases and heat, and low smoke generation during a fire event. At elevated temperatures PVDF can be dissolved in polar solvents such as organic esters and amines, making them practical for use in corrosion resistant coatings and durable architectural finishes on building panels. It is readily meltable for use in injection or extrusion molding equipment.
PVDF coated components are used extensively in the high purity semiconductor market (low extractable values), in the pulp and paper industry (chemically resistant to halogens and acids), nuclear waste processing (radiation and hot acid applications), chemical processing (chemical and temperature applications), and water treatment. This fluoropolymer can also meet specifications for the food and pharmaceutical processing industries.