PVDF is resistant to solvents, most acids and alkalis, ozone and chlorine. It is also resistant to long-term exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The thermoplastic retains its properties in high vacuum and exposure to gamma radiation. However, it is unsuitable for applications that require a high coefficient of linear expansion.

This family of thermoplastics is typically characterised by:

  • High continuous operating temperature (+150°C)
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • High impact strength
  • Very good toughness
  • Good resistance to wear and abrasion (similar to that of Polyamide)
  • Excellent resistance to aging
  • Low friction coefficient
  • Low permeability to most gases and liquids
  • Very low moisture absorption
  • Excellent resistance to UV irradiation
  • Good electrical insulation properties.