Polyvinyl Fluoride

Technology and Applications of PVF

By

  • Sina Ebnesajjad, Fluoroconsultants Group, Chadds Ford, PA, USA

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.

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Audience

Design engineers, manufacturing engineers

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

 

Book information

  • Published: December 2012
  • Imprint: WILLIAM ANDREW
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-7885-0


Table of Contents

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

PART III APPLICATIONS

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

PART III COMPLIANCE AND ECONOMICS

18. Safety, Environment, Health and Compliance with Regulations

19. Economics

APPENDICES