Solef® PVDF is a fluorinated semi-crystalline thermoplastic which is obtained by polymerizing vinylidene fluoride. Without any additives, it has the intrinsic stability inherent to fluoropolymers even when exposed to harsh environments, providing the user with a unique combination of properties resulting in longer equipment life.
In addition to the PVDF homopolymers, Solef® is available in a wide range of VF2-HFP copolymers and VF2-CTFE copolymers that provide superior cold temperature behavior. The VF2-CTFE range comprises the Solef® 60000 series, which offers an improved balance between good cold temperature properties and thermo-mechanical properties of the homopolymers.
Relative performance of melt processable fluoropolymers
In addition to the Solef® PVDF resins, Solvay Specialty Polymers offers a wide range of fluoropolymers which are also easily processable by injection, extrusion, and all conventional processing techniques.