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Kynar® –  PVDF

Kynar® – PVDF

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PVDF – Kynar®

Kynar® 740 and HD1000 have excellent chemical resistance

Polyvinylidene Fluoride

PVDF – Arkema Kynar®

This extremely chemical resistant material is used in high purity fluid handling systems and parts.

PVDF material has excellent abrasion resistance, nuclear radiation resistance, and unsurpassed chemical resistance.

Used extensively in applications for extremely low moisture absorption and resistance to virtually all chemicals and solvents.

The most popular trade name is Kynar® and Kynar® 740 – made by Arkema®. The material is also available as: HD1000, Ensikem®, Tecaflon®, Mechatec® PVDF, Polystone® PVDF, Unitar®, Sustatec®, Kytec®, Symalit®, Foraflon®, Solef®, Trovidur®, and others.

PVDF materials are FM-4910 rated materials, with excellent heat and flame resistance.

We Specialize in Engineering Plastics, Mechanical Plastics and PVDF – Kynar® High Performance Plastics

PVDF and Kynar 740 sheet and rodWhy you should use PVDF – Kynar® brand:

This material has excellent abrasion and exceptional chemical resistance. Has high dielectric strength and very good mechanical strength.

  • Excellent corrosion & chemical resistance at ambient and elevated temperatures
  • Chemically inert and extremely high purity
  • 300 degrees F continuous use temperature
  • Low permeability to gases and liquids
  • Excellent balance of strength, toughness and abrasion resistance
  • FDA, USDA, 3A, FM4910 and USP VI compliant
  • Offers excellent strength, rigidity and machinability
  • PVDF is ITAR compliant, and PVDF is RoHS compliant

Frequently used in:

  • High Purity Fluid Processing Systems
  • Fluid sensors, manifolds and valves
  • Chemical processing and storage parts
  • Liquid chromatography components
  • Bearings and bushings
  • DI water systems

Materials available as:

Sheet:
.250″ – 4″ in Natural (Ivory – Tan) in 24″ X 48″
Rod:
375″ – 6″ diameter in Natural (Ivory – Tan) up to 120″ lengths (.250″ – 2.50″)

Typical Resin Properties for Kynar - PVDF

These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed nor implied.

FM 4910

FM 4910

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Specialty FM 4910 Materials

High flame retardant, chemical resistant, and impact resistant specialty plastics that meet the requirements of the FM 4910 specification.

A specialty line of plastic materials was created for the most flame retardant and fire-safe applications. These plastic materials fall under the FM 4910 specification and meet the UL 94 V-0  specifications as well. These materials have been used in high-risk applications like aircraft, spacecraft, and semi-conductor manufacturing and help avoid dangerous situations. CRP-1LAM 2000, and other materials meet the stringent requirements for the FM 4910 specification.

We are proud to supply the full line of FM 4910 materials from SIMONA America. SIMONA America is an expert in providing a full product portfolio of materials meeting this stringent specification.

SIMONA® CRP-1SIMONA® 2000PVDF, PFA-M, E-CTFE, and FRP-3 are made by SIMONA America Industries and excel in these highly technical environments and applications. Some of these materials may also be available in ESD (Electro Static Discharge). If you are interested in these specialty materials, please call us at (866) 832-9315 and ask for Matt or Jeff for more information on these products.

 

 

 

What does FM 4910 mean?

 

CRP-1 The FM 4910 specification was created in response to requirements regarding the quantity of toxic smoke that can be emitted from some materials when exposed to high heat or flame. FM stands for Factory Mutual, the company that originally experienced a tragedy due to burned materials releasing toxic smoke. This led to the creation of the specification, and the materials that meet the stringent requirements are used in applications such as aircraft, semi-conductor, and highly chemical environments.

CRP-1 These materials are created to limit fire propagation, the spread of flame on the material, and smoke generation or the quantity of smoke generated by igniting the material. FM 4910 meets UL 94 V-0 flame test criteria and can withstand temperatures from 140 to 425°F. These materials also perform well in wet process applications and resist acids, bases, solvents, and oxidizers. Common applications include; tanks, vessels, and machine parts, and clean rooms, cabinets, enclosures, and view windows.

 

 

 

CRP-1

 

CRP-1 CRP-1 is a specialty PVC material. This material has exceptional impact strength and ductility as an FM 4910 listed material.

CRP-1 by SIMONA

CRP-1 CRP-1 has demonstrated better chemical resistance, superior surface appearance, higher gloss and surface smoothness.  It has better resistance to particle adhesion than other materials and its resistance to stains makes it easier to clean. Welding rods are available for welding joints together easily and efficiently. It is one of the FM 4910 materials that is easier and faster to weld than competitive materials. Although it has a lower density and weight than similar materials, it still maintains stiffness and a higher flexural modulus.

Common applications include semiconductor process equipment, chemical and fluid handling, cabinets with acid and alkaline exposure, electrical cabinets, fire safe componentry, and dry tool areas. This is the most common material we see used for clean room and other similar applications. SIMONA® CRP-1 upholds all the properties above and continuously performs very well.

 

 

 

LAM 2000

 

LAM 2000 Clear PVC with FM4910 and UL 94 V-0 certificationLAM 2000 is a specialty clear CPVC material designed to be transparent. It is most often used in the clean room processing applications as viewing windows or transparent doors. The excellent clarity allows for about 70% light transmittance without any haze in the material. Like CRP-1, the SIMONA LAM 2000® has excellent chemical resistance and stiffness. This material is RoHS and ITAR compliant, with no lead, heavy metals, or EPA reportable ingredients. Compared to other clear materials, this is the most cost effective clear material that meets the FM 4910 requirements and is categorized on the UL 94 V-0 list.

 

 

 

PVDF

 

pvdf1PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride) is a fluoropolymer material that falls into this specialty material category. SIMONA manufactures two types of PVDF materials; SIMONA® PVDF homopolymer sheet made with Kynar® 740 and SIMONA® PVDF-C copolymer sheet made with Kynar Flex® 285.

 

PVDF PVDF products provide solutions for highly demanding applications in the chemical processing industry that effectively counteract damage due to corrosion, extend the life of service equipment, and improve operational safety. Common applications include semiconductor equipment, chemical process/storage, fluid handling, fire-safe componentry, and DI water systems.

The advantages for FM4910 applications include flame resistance, high purity, ease of machining, excellent weatherability, and UL 94 V-0 specification.

 

 

 

FRP-3

 

FRP-3 FRP-3 is a Fiberglass Reinforced Polypropylene. It meats the stringent Factory Mutual Cleanroom 4910 Fire test (FM 4910) and is used typically for walls and cabinets in clean rooms. It is also used for rinse modules, water transfer interfaces, alkaline and UPW modules, and dry tool areas. FRP-3 is an economical material that is very weldable and formable. Like the other FM 4910 materials, it is stiff, impact resistant, and has good mechanical and thermal properties. SIMONA FRP-3 is a fiberglass reinforced PolypropyleneThe difference between FRP-3 and materials like CRP-1 and SIMONA® 2000 is that FRP-3 has a poor resistance to high concentrations of acids, aromatics, aliphatic and chlorinated solvents. That being said, this material maintains good resistance to alkalines, UPW, and many solvents, which is why it is used for low acid exposure cabinetry.

 

 

 

CPVC – Boltaron®

 

CPVC CPVC (Chlorine Polyvinylchloride) is made by a SIMONA® owned division Boltaron®. CPVC is a heat and corrosion resistant sheet. Because of its excellent corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures, it is ideally suited for self-supporting constructions where high temperatures are a concern. The chlorination provides the extra heat resistance in the material.

CPVC Common applications include Wet Process Equipment, Chemical Delivery Systems, Cleanroom Cabinetry, Furniture, & Accessories, Quartz Cleaners, and Chemical Drum Cabinets. The primary usage is in Cleanroom environments. Advantages of this material are RoHS and REACH compliance,  easy fabrication and formability, and flame retardant properties. It is FM 4910 Listed (1/4”-1” only) and meets UL 94 5VA Testing Criteria.

PVC Sheet and PVC Panels, PVC Is Much More Than Just Pipe

PVC Sheet and PVC Panels, PVC Is Much More Than Just Pipe

PVC Sheet and PVC Panels Go Way Beyond Pipe

When choosing a plastic raw material, the first step should be to look for the material with the proper physical properties. PVC (Polyvinyl-chlorideMachined PVC parts for chemical resistance or Rigid Vinyl) is an amazingly strong and versatile material that has proven itself a champion in the ever growing demand for mechanical grades of plastic. We can see its wide versatility in the way it is used and how it can keep up with the rough conditions it’s put under. PVC Pipe has been shown to take a beating in construction sites and it serves its purpose underneath our front lawns for our sprinkling systems. There are many more ways this strong industrial grade PVC can be used.

PVC Sheet and Rod for a wide variety of industrial and mechanical applications

A standard industrial plastics, it is available as PVC Sheet or PVC Rod. The PVC, unlike other materials, is very easy to work with. It’s not necessary to buy expensive tools to get the job done. You can use the most of the same tools you would use on wood and steel. Unlike other materials, PVC can be kept cool easily using cold water or you can use an air compressor. Standard CNC equipment, punch machines, routers, drills and saws can all be used to shape PVC. If you wanted to seal and bond this material, that’s not a problem because like the PVC Pipe, the sheets and rods can be bonded with cements or heat welded. The cost of PVC is also lower than most other plastic materials that are harder to work with. So you can see why PVC should be on your short list of plastic materials.

Standard PVC sheet sizes and thicknesses for PVC Sheet

The standard sheet size for PVC is 48” x 96”. Some of you may know those measurements because that is also the standard size of drywall and plywood. Because PVC comes in the same sizes as other common materials it would be fairly easy to store. As for the thickness .062” – 3” are the most standard thicknesses, but it can be made thicker if needed. The material cuts and fabricates well, and we do offer cutting to your blank or precision sizes. We also cut the rest of the industrial and engineering plastics, including: Acetal/Delrin, Nylon, PEEK, Ultem, and dozens more; call for details.

PVC Sheets take a beating

PVC has many excellent properties, including the unbelievable UL 94 V-0 flame rating. This certification means that the Rigid Vinyl material is fire retardant, and is considered ‘self extinguishing. By now you are probably were thinking “PVC sounds great so far, but I wanted to paint and screen print on a material”, then have no fear because PVC Sheet and Sheeting is here! PVC is also known for its ability to hold paint and a screen print. It is heat bendable, vacuum formable in thinner gauges, and bondable to materials such as wood, paper and other plastics. Because of PVC’s many usages and qualities we even see it being use to create house hold items.Dark Grey Gray PVC sheet and rod

The material can be sanded, routed and you can eliminate scratches and scrapes by simply buffing or sanding them away. With PVC being so versatile and also low in cost, it’s no wonder why it is a top choice for manufacturing and engineering companies. Click here for

PVC material specifications

Additional Reference Material About PVC Sheet, PVC Rod and Foamed PVC Sheet Here.

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Topic: PVC Sheet and PVC Sheets, Type 1, Type 2 and Clear

Polypropylene Sheet, Sheets and Plate for Industrial Applications

Polypropylene Sheet, Sheets and Plate for Industrial Applications

Polypropylene Sheet in Industrial Applications

Known by a few different industry trade names including: Densitec®, Hostalen®, Marlex®, Protec®. Polypropylene is a very versatile and tough material that has many applications in both industrial and in manufacturing applications. Some of the major factories that produce Polypropylene sheet are: Vycom Plastics, Simona America and Polymer Industries. If you need the FM-4910 grade, Laminations and Vycom are the main suppliers. We represent all of these companies.

Some examples of Polypropylene usage are: containers to store food products, industrial chemical tanks, medical trays, and fibers that are used to

Large 14" diameter Natural Polypropylene Rod

14 inch Natural Polypropylene Rod produced by Gehr Plastics, the largest domestic plastic rod currently in production. 12″ diameter UHMW rod from Rochling Plastics, Industrial Plastic Supply is master distributor for both of these manufacturers.

make indoor and outdoor carpeting. A material that has the attributes of tensile strength, a resistance to high temperatures and is highly resistant to corrosion, Polypropylene is a unique material that can be used in the manufacture of chemical tanks that are used for the mixing of liquid materials that may have slight corrosive properties as part of their compounds. Polypropylene is available in a wide range of sizes and shapes. We supply it in sheets that can be cut to size for whatever your application needs happen to be, and it is also available in white and black, which are also available in several different thicknesses. Polypropylene is also available as a rod, which is available in a large range of diameters from .250″ and up. For a company that manufactures caustic compounds for resale to other B2B businesses, Polypropylene is the product that will meet your requirements as one of the most chemical resistant materials. It is a material that is resistant to temperatures of up to 180°F, and it is able to handle acids and caustic material as well as alkaline based materials.

Fabrication of Polypropylene Sheet – Welding

Polypropylene sheet is often fabricated, often through welding, to produce chemical resistant tanks. The material is ‘welded’ through the use of very hot air, in a pin point application and the use of welding rod of the same material. This process produces a water tight seam, and is excellent for producing tanks. Polypropylene’s chemical resistance also means it can not be bonded or glued – thus the need for welding. If you are looking for a material that has this type of tensile strength, it may be surprising to know that the garbage bags that we often use to dispose of our uneaten meals are made of Polypropylene (or HDPE). Another thing about this material is that it actually floats in water. The incredible toughness of Polypropylene material makes it a great choice in the manufacture of items like rope. Other plastics to consider for high chemical resistance are: PTFE, HDPE, UHMW and PVC; the choice of material depends on application and chemicals involved. Another use of Polypropylene is in the medical field. This material has been used for orthotics, prosthetic limbs, and other medical devices. One use is during hernia procedures, where a simple patch of the material is placed over the actual area of the hernia. The material is rarely rejected by the body’s immune system. Polypropylene is also very recyclable. It is number 5 on the list of common plastics.

Polypropylene is a common material for use in many household products, and is a popular material for injection molded parts because of its strength and stiffness. If your next job requires a rigid material that is FDA approved for certain applications, exhibits superior strength against corrosive materials, then Polypropylene Sheet and Rod may be an excellent choice. It is versatile enough to be used in the medical field and even has been used in the radio control airplane field, where it’s gaining popularity as a material to form the bodies of these aircraft. When used in this application, a model airplane can absorb more of the kinetic energy that is caused by a crash, and the plane survives the impact much better than when traditional polystyrene foam has been used. Polypropylene is a material that is versatile enough to meet just about any requirement that your particular project has to meet, and is available in sheets that are natural (translucent straw), white or black in color. It can be easily cut to meet your particular specifications, and is available in a wide range of thicknesses. Let us help you with your Polypropylene needs to complete on time and on spec. Call us today at 866-832-9315 or click here to send us your request or questions. Google+