Johnson City, Tenn.-based specialty-fabrics producer MiniFIBERS Inc. announces that Kynar polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) multifilament and precision-cut staple fibers are now commercially available to address a growing demand for high-performance synthetic fibers. Kynar PVDF fibers have traditionally been used in environments that require chemical resistance, weatherability and durability, but have recently found interest in new markets.
Kynar PVDF has been used for industrial environments which require total resistance to water, acids, oxidants, halogens, hydrocarbons, ozone, aromatic and aliphatic solvents. In addition, it is known for its resistance to abrasion, UV rays, stains and odors, and the ability to withstand gamma-ray sterilization techniques, all of which are growing needs for the textile and nonwoven industries.
Kynar fibers are available in a range of deniers per filament (dpf) and cut lengths. MiniFIBERS Inc. offers a range of precision cut fibers, synthetic pulps and specialty extruded yarns.