Kynar® fluoropolymer resins.
Since the opening of the first Kynar® polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) plant in 1965 to service applications in chemical handling and wire insulation and jacketing, Kynar® PVDF has grown to be a material of choice for many end products.
Kynar Flex® PVDF was introduced in the early 1980's as a material with similar performance properties but with increased flexibility for special application needs.
Kynar 500® resin provides a premier finish for colorful metal buildings. Originally specified by many architects for long life finishing on metal curtain walls for tall buildings and large industrial parks, Kynar 500® resin-based coatings has grown in use for painted aluminum extrusions such as windows and storefronts.
With the development of a wide range of colors, textures and gloss available from our trademark licensees, which are paint manufacturers, Kynar 500® resin-based coatings is a common finish used for metal coating at airports, malls, banks, churches, sporting stadiums, office buildings, hotels and restaurants. The durability of Kynar 500® resin-based coatings makes it an excellent choice for energy efficient cool roofing coatings.
Kynar® PVDF injection molding and extrusion grades are commonly used to handle harsh chemicals for long periods of time. Kynar® PVDF is chemically resistant to halogens (chlorine, bromine, fluorine, iodine) and strong acids even at high temperatures. As a wire jacketing, Kynar® resin can be irradiated and used to continuous temperatures up to 175°C and is popular for being inherently flame resistant.
Kynar® PVDF and Kynar Flex® PVDF resins are offered as pellets for easy handling in compounding, molding and extrusion processes and as a fine powder for making solutions or adding to other materials to make high performance composites. In recent years, special high performance grades of Kynar® PVDF have been introduced for use as a binder material for the carbon electrodes in lithium ion battery manufacture.
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