Standard Specification for Unmodified Poly (Vinylidene Fluoride) (PVDF) Molding Extrusion and Coating Materials
|Publication Date:||1 July 2005|
|ICS Code (Thermoplastic materials):||83.080.20|
This specification covers melt processable molding and extrusion materials, as well as coating materials of poly(vinylidene fluoride) fluoroplastic, commonly abbreviated PVDF (or PVF(2) in scientific literature). This specification covers thermoplastic resin materials supplied in pellet or powder form.
This specification applies only to the virgin homopolymer prepared from vinylidene fluoride, not copolymers, reinforced, filled grades or special grades with additives or treatments for modification of attributes.
The tests involved are intended to provide information for specification of unmodified PVDF homopolymer resins. It is not the purpose of this specification to provide engineering data for design purposes.
PVDF fluoroplastics melt between 156 and 180°C [312 and 356°F] and are thermally stable up to about 370°C [698°F]. (Warning - Evolution of corrosive and toxic hydrogen fluoride can occur under certain conditions.)
The values stated in SI units, as detailed in IEEE/SI-10, are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in brackets are for information only.
NOTE 1 - PVDF exhibits polymorphism.(Footno
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 10.
NOTE 2 - There is no equivalent ISO standard for this specification. Information in this specification is technically equivalent to related information in ISO 12086-1 and ISO 12086-2.
Footnote * - A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard.
Footnote 2 - Lovinger, A. J., "Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride)" Developments in Crystalline Polymers, Vol 1, Chapter 5, D. C. Bassett, Ed., Applied Science, London, 1982.