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Kynar is an easily fabricated plastic

Kynar® (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)

  • Excellent chemical, moisture and corrosion resistance
  • Good UV and radiation resistance
  • Superior fire resistance
  • Excellent dielectric properties
 

Characteristics

Kynar® is a high-performance thermoplastic that is easily fabricated. It has excellent mechanical strength and offers good chemical, abrasion, UV and radiation resistance making it suitable for use in demanding environments such as chemical processing, semiconductor and nuclear waste applications. Even under continuous use in demanding applications, it retains its properties.

Applications

  • Chemical processing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Semiconductor processing
  • Pulp and paper
  • Nuclear components
  • Hydrometallurgical
  • Wire and cable insulation

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General Material Properties

Property   Metric units   English units
General    
Density   1.77e3 - 1.78e3 kg/m^3   0.0639 - 0.0643 lb/ft^3
Mechanical    
Yield Strength   2.3e7 - 5e7 Pa   3.34 - 7.25 ksi
Tensile Strength   2.41e7 - 5e7 Pa   3.5 - 7.25 ksi
Elongation   0.12 - 6 % strain   12 - 600 % strain
Hardness (Vickers)   6.77e7 - 1.47e8 Pa   6.9 - 15 HV
Impact Strength (unnotched)   1.33e5 - 2e5 J/m^2   63.3 - 95.2 ft.lbf/in^2
Fracture Toughness   2.39e6 - 2.86e6 Pa/m^0.5   2.17 - 2.61 ksi/in^0.5
Young's Modulus   2e9 - 2.5e9 Pa   0.29 - 0.363 10^6 psi
Thermal    
Max Service Temperature   157 - 175 °C   315 - 347 °F
Melting Temperature   141 - 178 °C   286 - 352 °F
Insulator or Conductor   Insulator   Insulator
Specific Heat Capability   1.17e3 - 1.21e3 J/kg °C   0.279 - 0.29 BTU/lb. °F
Thermal Expansion Coefficent   1.26e-4 - 2.56e-4 strain/°C   70 - 142 µstrain/°F
Eco    
CO2 Footprint   6.69 - 7.4 kg/kg   6.69 - 7.4 lb/lb
Recycleable   Yes   Yes

The information on this page is intended as general guidance only and is only accurate at the time of posting (see date below). Specific material properties vary by manufacturer. Please contact a Dielectric application engineer for help in choosing the optimal material for your application and budget.

Posting Date: August 16, 2012