The commercial PVF film Tedlar® was first trademarked by DuPont 50 years ago. Since that time it has established itself as a polymer with excellent resistance to sunlight degradation (UV resistance), thermal stability, chemical attack, water absorption, and solvents. These properties, together with a high solar energy transmittance rate, have led to it becoming established worldwide as the number one choice for the backsheets of photovoltaic solar panels, and a fire-retardent coating used in aircraft.
This book is the first and only handbook that describes polyvinyl fluoride preparation, technology, processing, fabrication and applications - making it essential reading for engineers and scientists working in industry sectors where PVF is utilized.
- Complete guide to the applications of polyvinyl fluoride in photovoltaics, aerospace, signage, etc.
- Technology guide for processing and fabrication of PVF films
- Reference for properties and characteristics of PVF films
- The only book available that focuses on PVF - properties, processing and applications
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PART I Monomer and Polymer Preparation
1. Introduction and History
2. Production and Market Statistics
3. Preparation of Vinyl Fluoride
4. Manufacturing and Finishing of Polyvinyl Fluoride (PVF)
PART II Manufacture of Films and Coatings
5. Manufacturing of Oriented PVF Films
6. Manufacturing of Unoriented PVF Films
7. Manufacturing of PVF Coatings
8. Commercial PVF Products
9. Properties of PVF Films
10. Surface Treatment of PVF Films for Adhesion
PART III APPLICATIONS
11. Adhesives, Heat Sealing and Lamination
12. Thermoforming PVF Laminates
13. Release Applications
14. Applications in Transportation
15. Construction and Architectural Applications
16. Photovoltaic Applications
17. Other Applications
PART III COMPLIANCE AND ECONOMICS
18. Safety, Environment, Health and Compliance with Regulations
Sina Ebnesajjad is the series editor of Plastics Design Library (PDL) published in the William Andrew imprint of Elsevier. This Series is a unique series, comprising technology and applications handbooks, data books and practical guides tailored to the needs of practitioners. Sina was the editor-in-chief of William Andrew Publishing from 2005 to 2007, which was acquired by Elsevier in 2009.
He retired as a Senior Technology Associate in 2005 from the DuPont fluoropolymers after nearly 24 years of service. Sina founded of FluoroConsultants Group, LLC in 2006 where he continues to work. Sina earned his Bachelor of Science from the School of Engineering of the University of Tehran in 1976, Master of Science and PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, all in Chemical Engineering.
He is author, editor and co-author of fifteen technical and data books including five handbooks on fluoropolymers technology and applications. He is author and co-author of three books in surface preparation and adhesion of materials, two of which are in their second editions. Sina has been involved with technical writing and publishing since 1974.
His experiences include fluoropolymer technologies (polytetrafluoroethylene and its copolymers) including polymerization, finishing, fabrication, product development, failure analysis, market development and technical service. Sina holds six patents.