When choosing components and fasteners for manufacturing and production, it’s important to consider the application, the environment of the finished products and the characteristics of the materials available. Plastics, and especially some of the advanced composite materials, make a great choice for many applications and offer exceptional strength and resistance to wear. In this post we’ll look at properties of Kynar PVDF or polyvinylidene fluoride.

If plastic fasteners don’t yield high resistance against chemical erosion they will breakdown when exposed to corrosives. Kynar® is an optimal, touch engineering thermoplastic that lasts. Originally, PVDF was originally developed during the 60’s for handling chemicals and insulating and jacketing live wires. Today, it’s a superior, highly versatile material, offering solutions to industrial and consumer application needs. Kynar® has “excellent mechanical strength, high abrasion resistance, high purity and resistance to UV and even nuclear radiation.”

5 Reasons You Should Consider Components Made from Kynar® PVDF

Because they’re:

  1. strong, tough and provide long-lasting, corrosion-free service
  2. lighter in weight and more abrasion resistant than stainless steel
  3. highly resistant to weather
  4. resistant to some chemicals up to 149°C or 300°F—depending on the corrosive’s pH
  5. contain no additives and are suitable for use in high purity applications

When purchasing fasteners and components, you’ll find many durable materials that are specialized for your various projects, but it’s always wise to verify that the manufacturers are recognized for high quality components and offer a wide variety of molded plastic fasteners or machined metal fasteners to meet your needs.