IAPD Webinar:
PVDF Possibilities – Picking the Proper Grade of PVDF for Industrial Applications

Monday, May 17, 2021 • 1:00 p.m. Central Time (2:00 p.m. Eastern/11:00 a.m. Pacific)

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Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is a high-performance polymer known for its high thermal stability, high purity and chemical resistance. In recent years, PVDF technology has expanded from a few grades to a wide range of copolymers with hexafluoropropylene (HFP), special formulations to enhance performance, special additives to improve processibility and various molecular weights to provide specific properties for an application. In the past, it may have been adequate to specify PVDF homopolymer per the ASTM D3222 standard to ensure that the material was functional for the application. However, with all the developments available now, specifying one form of PVDF over another may be the difference in application life expectancy of three months to more than 40 years.

This webinar will focus on:
  • Different properties of the myriad of PVDF formulations.
  • Design considerations for various end use applications.
  • Case histories of where proper PVDF specification has solved problems for end users.
This webinar is designed to be advanced and instructional. Some of the discussion will be technical, so it is best suited for those familiar with PVDF. An advanced understanding of physical, mechanical and thermal properties of thermoplastics is a plus for attendees.



About Gene Alpin
Gene Alpin is a field sales engineer for Arkema in the High Performance Polymers Group. He graduated from Villanova University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and sits on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Alpin’s work on plastic piping was published in The Analyst, Journal for Association of Water Technology and he has been a featured speaker on plastic fabrication at the Sur/fin 2019 Conference.

Marco DeAngelo
Marco DeAngelo is a sales and marketing engineer at Arkema. He is responsible for customer interface for technical data, material selection, product referrals and website navigation for the Kynar® PVDF and Kynar Flex® PVDF product line. DeAngelo also has experience with welding PVDF (ASTM C1147 Certified), has been a presenter for the Materials Technology Institute, is a member of ASTM D20-15 and is IAPD Plastics I Certified. He has a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.