The PVDF range includes a complete series of pipes, fittings for socket fusion, manual and automatic valves to be used for the construction of process lines and service lines to convey industrial fluids in the operating temperature range from -40 °C to 140 °C.
The entire range is made in SOLEF resins by SOLVAY S.A. classified according to ASTM D 3222 and compliant with requirements stated in ISO/WD 10931 for the use of PVDF pipeline systems in industrial processes.
Among the main properties and characteristics of the PVDF range the following can be noted:
Excellent chemical resistance: the use of SOLEF resins, polyvinylidene fluoride, guarantees excellent resistance to corrosion and abrasion in the transfer of highly aggressive chemical substances. PVDF is basically inert to most inorganic acids and basis, organic acids, aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons, alchols and halogenated solvents. It is not recommended for use with fluorine, strong basic amines, strong polar solvents like ketones and oleum (sulphuric acid with sulphur trioxide).
Excellent thermal stability: The characteristics of PVDF remain unchanged in a temperature range of -40 °C to +140 °C. The PVDF pipeline systems is therefore ideal in all applications where high operating temperatures are required, with an extremely low level of fluid contamination, and optimal resistance to ageing under the effect of atmospheric agents and UV radiation.
Fire resistance: SOLEF resins guarantee optimal fire resistance without the need for flame retardants (Limit of Oxygen Index, LOI=44%). Also, smoke emissions during combustion are moderate. SOLEF PVDF resins are classified UL-94, class V-O.
Purity: SOLEF PVDF resin is an extremely pure polymer, which, unlike other plastic materials does not contain stabilizers, plastifiers, lubricants or flame retardants. It is therefore ideal for conveying ultra-pure water and chemicals, where contamination-free properties are required with respect to the conveyed fluid.
Lifetime: SOLEF PVDF resins feature a high value in the circumferential breaking strength (Minimum Required Strength MRS ≥ 25.0 MPa at 20 °C) and ensure extremely extended lifetime of installations, without signs of significant mechanical or physical deterioration.
All articles in the PVDF SOLEF range are manufactured in EU production sites, operating to the quality assurance system in compliance with ISO 9001.
Product Manager: Gianmarco Robles