Proposed ASTM Standard Will Update Requirements for PVDF Materials

The plastics committee (D20) for ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, is developing a proposed standard that will provide updated and accurate requirements and test methods for products manufactured from polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), a specialty plastic.

The proposed standard (WK71564) covers material, dimensions, workmanship and properties for extruded materials such as sheet, rod and tubular bar used in plastic fabrications intended for elevated temperature chemical applications, biotechnology, sunlight exposure and flame-retardant structures.

Original equipment manufacturers, such as tank/vessel and valve fabricators, pump manufacturers and engineering design companies, will be able to use the proposed standard to ensure appropriate workmanship in their product designs.

ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Representatives of rod and sheet suppliers, plastic manufacturing facility companies and engineering design companies are particularly encouraged to join in the development of this proposed standard. The next meeting of ASTM International’s plastics committee is March 29-April 1 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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