Drawn Fiber Essentials Pt. 1 – PVDF And Introduction To Fluorine Chemistry
Dr. Kevin Bigham, Technical Writer for Zeus Industrial Products, discusses some of the fundamentals of extrusion and polymer chemistry that help define the mechanical and chemical properties of drawn fiber monofilament.
Zeus drawn fibers are performance fibers and are a special case of monofilaments. These fibers can be used in a variety of applications ranging from hose and catheter braiding, weaves, guitar strings, racquet strings and more. Post-extrusion processing and other factors allow users to target specific performance goals expanding the range of drawn fiber applications beyond those of ordinary monofilament.
PVDF – A Fundamental Fluoropolymer Model
Fluoropolymers are largely regarded as some of the best performing industrially used plastics in the world. PVDF serves as a hallmark fluoropolymer to illustrate how fluorine can influence drawn fiber properties. Join us as we explain the chemical and mechanical features of drawn fiber and PVDF and how you can use this information to help you decide which drawn fiber may be best for your application.
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