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Defining PVDF

September 1st, 2009 / By: / Awnings & Shades, Fabric Structures, Resources

What is PVDF?

PVDF stands for polyvinylidene fluoride, and with a name like that, it probably won’t surprise you to learn that it is part of the fluoropolymer family. PVDF is used as a topcoat, usually on vinyl fabric, particularly for the awning and fabric structure industries. The slick surface of the material allows for greater soil resistance and easier cleaning; the chemical composition of the PVDF also adds to the fabric’s resistance to UV degradation.

Juli Case is IFAI’s information and technical services manager.

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