Kynar® PVDF – Poly (vinylidene fluoride)
Known as fused deposition molding (FDM), fused filament fabrication (FFF) or 3D printing this additive manufacturing method creates plastic parts at the point of use. Using either poly lactic acid (PLA) or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) filaments, 3D printing is transforming many manufacturing segments. But not the chemical process industry. Consumer-grade 3D filaments lack property requirements such as high-purity manufacturing, material traceability, chemical resistance, non-flammability and low extracables. PLA and ABS aren’t even in the game.
Fluorinar™ PVDF filament changes everything.
Nile Polymers is the first to manufacture a 3D print filament made from Kynar® PVDF. Known as Fluorinar™, this filament is available in 500 g spools with either a 1.75 mm or 2.85 mm diameter with a +/- 0.05 mm tolerance. Now scientists and engineers can design and manufacture parts required in the lab or for production without the time and expense required to create an injection mold. This filament is ideal for either rapid prototyping or for small production runs. PVDF parts can be created from Fluorinar™ PVDF filament in a matter of hours instead of months.
Do you want to test the Fluorinar™ PVDF filament on your printer? Fill out the adjacent form and we will send you a 5 meter sample of either 1.75 mm or 2.85 mm filament. Print some samples with Fluorinar™ and let us know how it works.
Advantages of Fluorinar™ PVDF filament
Rapid prototype development
Small quantity part production
CNC machining of 3D printed solid stock for tight tolerance requirements
Optimal print settings can be achieved on all consumer-grade printers
Filament traceability by production lot number
No off-gassing during 3D printing due to PVDF melt stability
Corrosion resistant 3D prints
No loss of mechanical strength after long-term UV exposure
Extractables measured by ICP-MS at ppb levels
Additional information about Fluorinar™ PVDF filament and PVDF in general can be found on the following pages:
Fluorinar™ 3D Filament Data Sheet
Kynar® Chemical Resistance Chart
Fluorinar™ PVDF Filament Overview
PVDF Filament for Industrial 3D Printing
Successful Prints with Fluorinar™ PVDF Filament