As demand out of the renewable energy market sucks the market dry of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), plastics processors and manufacturers who need the material for other applications are left wanting. Working to fill the gap is Quantum Polymers, which announced the immediate availability of extruded stock shape plastic products made with Kynar 450 PVDF from plastics supplier Arkema Inc.
The increased demand for PVDF -a semi-crystalline high molecular weight polymer of vinylidene fluoride-is being bought for use primarily in the renewable energy industry and for lithium ion batteries. PVDF films see use in solar arrays, for example. But PVDF also sees use in the chemical processing and other industries. ...