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Polyvinyl Fluoride

Technology and Applications of PVF

The commercial PVF film Tedlar® was first trademarked by DuPont 50 years ago. Since that time it has established itself as a polymer with excellent resistance to sunlight degradation (UV resistance), thermal stability, chemical attack, water absorption, and solvents. These properties, together with a high solar energy transmittance rate, have led to it becoming established worldwide as the number one choice for the backsheets of photovoltaic solar panels, and a fire-retardent coating used in aircraft.

This book is the first and only handbook that describes polyvinyl fluoride preparation, technology, processing, fabrication and applications - making it essential reading for engineers and scientists working in industry sectors where PVF is utilized.


Design engineers, manufacturing engineers

Sectors: coatings, microelectronics, aerospace, construction and architecture, solar energy, automotive, packaging industry, environmental, signs and awnings, graphics.

Hardbound, 400 Pages

Published: December 2012

Imprint: William Andrew

ISBN: 978-1-4557-7885-0


  • Preface

    PART I Monomer and Polymer Preparation

    1. Introduction and History

    2. Production and Market Statistics

    3. Preparation of Vinyl Fluoride

    4. Manufacturing and Finishing of Polyvinyl Fluoride (PVF)

    PART II Manufacture of Films and Coatings

    5. Manufacturing of Oriented PVF Films

    6. Manufacturing of Unoriented PVF Films

    7. Manufacturing of PVF Coatings

    8. Commercial PVF Products

    9. Properties of PVF Films

    10. Surface Treatment of PVF Films for Adhesion


    11. Adhesives, Heat Sealing and Lamination

    12. Thermoforming PVF Laminates

    13. Release Applications

    14. Applications in Transportation

    15. Construction and Architectural Applications

    16. Photovoltaic Applications

    17. Other Applications


    18. Safety, Environment, Health and Compliance with Regulations

    19. Economics



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