PVDF plastic - Polyvinylidene fluoride

PVDF is an opaque, semi-crystalline, thermoplastic fluoropolymer. The PVDF plastic is characterised by excellent chemical resistance without sharing the disadvantages of other fluoroplastics, such as low mechanical values or processing difficulties. The PVDF melting point is 171 °C.
Because the polymer PVDF has very good thermal and chemical resistance, it is typically used in chemical plant construction or as the lining for PVDF pipes or external components. It can also be used for gaskets, membranes and packaging films. PVDF plastic is a suitable material for metrology because, compared to other polymers, the high performance plastic exhibits strong piezoelectric effects after appropriate polarisation. Further possible applications are microphones, hydrophones, loudspeakers and actuators.

Manufactured PVDF products and PVDF parts

Ensinger is a PVDF manufacturer and PVDF supplier and offers the high performance plastic in the form of semi finished products in addition to making PVDF compounds and PVDF filaments. Furthermore, Ensinger is a specialist in PVDF plastic processing methods such as PVDF injection molding or PVDF 3D printing. Ensinger can also produce PVDF components individually according to customer requirements. 

PVDF RODS and PVDF Sheets - manufactured PVDF stock shapes

By processing PVDF granules using the PVDF extrusion process, Ensinger supplies semi-finished products in various forms. Our PVDF material is characterised by a very high degree of purity and a low tendency to warp.

Ensinger is a PVDF supplier of shapes such as:

  • PVDF rod
  • PVDF plate
  • PVDF tubes, pipes and hoses in customer specific dimensions

PVDF polymer is manufactured by Ensinger under the brand name TECAFLON. The Ensinger TECAFLON PVDF family includes the following PVDF modifications:

TECAFLON - Why PVDF plastics from Ensinger?

Large stock programm

Ensinger, as an expert in high performance plastics, offers a wide range of dimensions made from PVDF plastic. Our PVDF plastic is used in a wide range of applications and industries worldwide, especially for parts that require high chemical resistance. The polymer PVDF is also used in applications with special requirements for operating temperature and electrical insulation.

Optimised processes

The extrusion of PVDF presents a number of challenges. By optimising the manufacturing process with innovative machinery, we have succeeded in offering our customers a clear advantage when using Ensinger PVDF: We produce PVDF shapes with consistency, high quality, and in accordance with required quality standards, thus enabling our customers to automate and simplify processing.

High quality

Due to our optimised manufacturing process, our PVDF semi-finished products have an exceptionally high degree of purity and are among the most dimensionally stable materials in the market.


PVDF plastic offers:

  • Lower density compared to other fluoropolymers, making it suitable for applications where it is important to reduce weight.
  • High purity
  • Good mechanical strength compared to other fluoropolymers
  • High continuous operating temperature (140 °C)
  • Very little moisture absorption, even in humid conditions, thus making it suitable for manufacturing components by machining
  • Good dimensional stability
  • High chemical resistance
  • Good resistance to hydrolysis
  • UV resistance and resistance to radiation
  • Good electrical insulation
  • High abrasion resistance


  • Chemical plant engineering with higher mechanical stresses
  • Food and pharmaceutical industries with higher temperatures and mechanical stresses
  • Semiconductor equipment components
  • PVDF valves
  • Filter plates and filtration systems
  • Fittings, seals and gaskets
  • Pipelines
  • Coil bodies