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Flametec Kytec PVDF

Flametec® Kytec® PVDF is an ultra-pure fluoropolymer suited for harsh chemical, thermal, and ultraviolet environments. Flametec® Kytec® PVDF is tough engineering thermoplastic, with a balance of physical and chemical properties that qualify it for high-performance service in a wide range of applications.

It is mechanically both strong and tough, exhibiting high dielectric strength, and has a broad useful temperature range. As it is a fluoropolymer (A fluoropolymer is a fluorocarbon-based polymer with multiple carbon-fluorine bonds. It is characterized by a high resistance to solvents, acids, and bases.), it is highly resistant to most environmental conditions, including corrosive chemicals and ultraviolet and gamma radiation, and is ideally suited for handling wet or dry chlorine, bromine, and other halogens.

APPLICATIONS:

  • Wet process tools
  • Plenum tanks
  • Chemical Tanks
  • Chemical containment
  • Pulp and paper
  • Petrochemical
  • Metallurgical
  • Pharmaceutical

What is PVDF?

Polyvinylidene fluoride or polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) is a highly non-reactive thermoplastic fluoropolymer produced by the polymerization of vinylidene difluoride. Compared to other fluoropolymers, like polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon), PVDF has a low density (1.78 g/cm3).

 

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At a Glance

Generic Name
Polyvinylidene Fluoride

Available In
Sheet

Certifications
4910 Listed, FDA Compliant

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Stock Products Properties Advantages Grades

Stock Products

TypeSizeLengthColor
Sheet .125” – 1″ 48″x96″ CTS Natural Opaque

Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.

Properties

Physical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Density lb/in³ ASTM D792 0.0639 - 0.0647
Water Absorption, 24 hrs % ASTM D570 20
Mechanical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Tensile Strength, Ultimate PSI ASTM D638 6000
Tensile Elongation @Break ASTM D638 50 - 250 %
Elongation at Yield 10 % ASTM D638 10%
Flexural Strength psi ASTM D790 6960 - 8000
Flexural Modulus ASTM D790 250 ksi
Compressive Strength ASTM D695 >= 8850 psi
Izod Impact, Unnotched ASTM D256 1.50 - 2.50 ft-lb/in
Coefficient of Friction ASTM D1894 0.10 - 0.25
Coefficient of Friction, Static ASTM D1894 0.15 - 0.25
Thermal PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
CTE, linear ASTM D696 56.0 - 67.0 µin/in-°F @Temperature 68.0 °F
Thermal Conductivity ASTM C177 1.32 - 1.53 BTU-in/hr-ft²-°F
Deflection Temperature at 0.46 MPa (66 psi) 257 - 284 °F
Deflection Temperature at 1.8 MPa (264 psi) 221 - 240 °F
Brittleness Temperature ASTM D2236 -46.0 °F
Oxygen Index ASTM D2863 43 %
Electrical PropertiesUnitsASTMResults
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149 310 kV/in @Thickness 0.125 in
Dielectric Constant ASTM D150 6.0 @Frequency 1e+6 Hz
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 1.40e+15 ohm-cm
Dissipation Factor ASTM D150 0.013 @Frequency 1000 Hz

Advantages

  • Chemical resistance
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Superior impact strength
  • Ultra-pure polymer
  • FDA Compliant
  • Flame properties
  • Weldability

Grades

  • Flametec® Clean Room CPVC
  • Flametec® CP7-D
  • Flametec® CP-5
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