This thermoplastic resin, a fluorocarbon, is characterized by good mechanical, electrical and chemical properties. In primary insulation and in jackets for multi-conductor cables, it has performed successfully at temperatures from -80°F to -300°F.
Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) is a strong, tough, and abrasion resistant fluorocarbon material. It resists distortion and retains most of its strength to 280F. It is chemically resistant to most acids, bases, and organic solvents and is ideally suited for handling wet or dry chlorine, bromine and other halogens. Since PVDF is transparent to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the material will not be degraded by sunlight. However, the fluid medium, in a PVDF piping system will be totally exposed to UV. For this reason, red pigmentation is usually added to the PVDF material.