Polyvinylidene chloride fiber
A manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is any long chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 80% by weight of vinylidene chloride units (Federal Trade Commission definition). The generic name for PVDC fibers is Saran fiber.
Synonyms and Related Terms
PVDC; polyvinylidene chloride fibre; poly(vinylidene chloride) fiber; saran film; Diurit; Pe Ce 120 [Casella Farbwerke, Germany]
Combustible but self-extinguishing. May release acids when heated.
Physical and Chemical Properties
- Burns with green flame producing pungent odor and evolving HCl.
- Turns yellow or brown when exposed to alkalis.
Resources and Citations
- Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
- F. Kidd, Brushmaking Materials, British Brush Manufacturers, London, 1957