Marine Ties Product Release

Strong-Ty™ Marine Cable Ties: long-term UV resistance with Kynar® PVDF

Marine and boat application for Strong-Ty Kynar PVDF Cable TiesNile Polymers, a leading manufacturer of high-performance cable ties, has expanded the range of industries they serve. Traditionally, cables ties made from Kynar® PVDF have shown durability across the solar and wire management industries. Known for their exceptional UV performance, smoke and flame resistance, and strong chemical resistance, Kynar® PVDF cable ties provide longer-lasting solutions than traditional cable ties made of nylon or stainless steel. Now, these ties are being utilized by the marine and boating industry. Arkema, the manufacturer of Kynar® PVDF resin, has enlisted the help of Nile Polymers to provide Strong-Ty™ cable ties for their own boat fleet. In exposure to continuous sunlight and salt spray, these ties have been in service for over one year and continue to show exceptional performance.  They are expected to have a 25+ year life in the marine environment.


Marine Cable Tie Products Using Kynar®
Fluorinar-C™ Kynar® PVDF meets ISO 10993 and USP Class VI standards.

ISO 10993 Milestones

New Material Achievements for Nile Polymers Products

Fluorinar™ Kynar® PVDF FilamentsNile Polymers is pleased to announce that our Fluorinar-C™ Kynar® PVDF filament along with our Strong-Ty™ Kynar® PVDF cable ties have passed the cytotoxicity testing standards for ISO 10993. This important material qualification provides additonal confidence not available in other filament and cable tie products.

Additional information about our Fluorinar-C™ PVDF filament and our Strong-Ty™ Kynar® PVDF cable ties in general can be found on the following pages:

Fluorinar-C™ Kynar® PVDF Filament
Strong-Ty™ Kynar® PVDF Cable Ties

Fluorinar-B™ Kynar® PVDF Filament

New Fluorinar™ Kynar® PVDF Filaments

The Fluorinar™ Kynar® PVDF Filament Family Expands

Fluorinar™ Kynar® PVDF FilamentsNile Polymers is pleased to announce the addition of two new filaments in the Fluorinar™ PVDF family: Fluorinar-B™ and Fluorinar-ESD™. Both materials are built on a foundation of Arkema’s Kynar® PVDF. Unlike other PVDF filaments, Fluorinar™ filaments contain no additional polymer additives or diluents. They provide the best available chemical resistance and high-temperature performance, Kynar® PVDF standards for more than 50 years. All of the Fluorinar™ filaments have additional material qualities such as UV protection, high strength, flame suppression, toughness and flexibility. Because both filaments are based on Fluorinar-C™, outstanding build plate adhesion and zero warping provide a dependable and repeatable printing experience.


Fluorinar-B™ is a black-colored print filament which combines the dependability of Kynar® PVDF with our Fluorosmooth™ adhesive. Fluorosmooth™ increases the surface energy of the printed part at the interface with the glass build plate. This results in improved bond strength between the printed part and the build surface. Removal of a Fluorinar-B™ print must be done very carefully in order to not damage the glass build plate. The presence of carbon pigment increases the tensile strength and permeation resistance of the final part.


Fluorinar-ESD™ is our new graphene-enhanced electrostatic dissipation (ESD) filament made with Kynar® PVDF. This material is an excellent choice for applications that cannot tolerate static build-up on the printed part. Fluorinar-ESD™ has all of the advantages of Kynar® PVDF combined with the ease of printing associated with Fluorinar™. Our filament carefully calibrates melt viscosity and impact strength so that the final part is both strong and durable. The surface conductivity of printed parts is measured at 2 x 10-5 ohm meters.

Sample filaments are available for both Fluorinar-B™ and Fluorinar-ESD™. We invite you to try these new materials on your next project. Additional information about our Fluorinar™ PVDF filaments and PVDF in general can be found on the following pages:

Fluorinar-C™ PVDF Filament Overview
Fluorinar-B™ PVDF Filament Overview
Fluorinar-ESD™ PVDF Filament Overview
Fluorinar-H™ PVDF Filament Overview
Fluorinar™ Chemical Resistance Chart
PVDF Filament for Industrial 3D Printing
Successful Prints with Fluorinar™ PVDF Filaments

Fluorinar-C™ 2 inch Kynar® PVDF pipe flange.

Kynar® PVDF Filament: Zero Warping

Unlimited Print Size: Fluorinar-C™ filament with Kynar® PVDF prints flat objects

Fluorinar-C™ Kynar® PVDF Filament with Zero Warping

Nile Polymers is excited to announce our new Fluorinar-C™ filament made from Arkema’s Kynar Flex® PVDF copolymer.  Available in both 1.75 and 2.85 mm diameters, our 3D printing filament is ideal for printing large parts that remain perfectly flat during the printing process and zero warping after cooling. Outstanding properties of our Fluorinar-C™ Kynar® PVDF filament include:

PVDF Partnership Partnership

Synergy: Stronger together than apart

Fluorinar-H™ Kynar® 3D Filament

Nile Polymers is pleased to announce a joint partnership with to distribute Fluorinar™ Kynar® PVDF filaments. This relationship allows customers outside of North America quicker access to Fluorinar™ PVDF filaments. Available in both 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm diameters this is the first Kynar® PVDF filament available to the 3D printing market. “Growth of additive manufacturing is particularly strong in Europe,” said Howard Fisher, president and founder of Nile Polymers. “With so many high-quality 3D printers being manufactured in Europe, it makes sense that demand for engineered-thermoplastic filaments such as PVDF would also be strong.”

Fluorinar™ PVDF 3D Filament

PVDF for Industrial 3D Printing

Amazing Results: Fluorinar-H™ 3D PVDF filament delivers quality prints

Fluorinar-H™ Kynar® 3D PVDF Filament

Nile Polymers is pleased to announce our new Fluorinar-H™ filament made from Arkema’s Kynar® PVDF homopolymer.  Available in 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm diameters in a natural color, our 3D printing filament is ideal for printing applications in chemical or high-temperature environments.  Outstanding properties of our Fluorinar-H™ 3D PVDF filament include:

Strong-Ty™ PVDF Solar Cable Ties

10,000 hours in Cable Tie Hell

Strong-Ty™ Solar Cable Ties: unchanged after long-term UV exposure

Strong-Ty™ Kynar® PVDF Solar Cable Ties

Wire and cable management on the photovoltaic backplane is critical for safety and electrical continuity. Why jeopardize an entire PV installation with cable ties made from substandard polymers such as nylon and polyethylene? Even behind photovoltaic panels, nylon and polyethylene cable ties fail in reflected UV radiation and exposure to zinc chloride. It’s only a matter of time. Start out with the right solar panel cable tie and avoid problems later on. Our Strong-Ty™ solar panel cable tie with Kynar® PVDF is designed for long-term harsh environments.

PVDF Chemical MIxers

PVDF Chemical Mixers

Purisan™ PVDF Chemical Mixers: thick coated shaft with injection molded blades

For many applications PVDF coatings provide a high purity surface while eliminating corrosion problems. However, a completely coated mixer is not the optimal material choice. Consider the leading edge of impeller blades. During daily use this surface comes in contact with the solution and all that it contains. Powder coating along the leading edge of the impeller are prone to rapid wear and exposure of the metal substrate leading to process contamination and mixer failure.

Purisan™ Kynar® PVDF Mixers

Purisan™ Kynar® Mixers

Purisan™ Kynar® mixers lead the way in custom mixing assemblies

Before Purisan™ Kynar® mixers were available, ordering a high-purity or corrosion resistant mixer was painful process. First you called a mixer company, who manufactured the shaft and impeller. They delivered the completed to a coating company who prepared the surface and applied the coating. All of these steps take time and together create the two plus month delivery schedule typical in this industry. Want to shorten the lead time? That’s an expedited order and will cost extra!

Purisan™ Single Use Mixers

Purisan™ Single Use Mixers

Single-Use Mixer: key component in pharmaceutical manufacturing

Disposable bag technology is important in minimizing cost and contamination in biopharm production.  When mixing is required, Purisan™ Kynar® PVDF single-use mixers can be incorporated directly into the bag prior to gamma sterilization. The Kynar® PVDF prop is injection molded and threads onto a Kynar® PVDF coated shaft. The final mixer is cleaned, assembled and packaged in a clean room following ISO 13485 certified procedure.

ISO 10993 Mixer

Purisan™ ISO 10993 Mixer

ISO 10993 Testing

The Nile Polymers Fluorostretch™ fluoroelastomer has passed ISO 10993 cytotoxicity testing. Patented by DuPont almost 60 years and sold under the Viton® tradename, the FKM fluoroelastomer is a PVDF and HFP Type I copolymer as defined in the ASTM D1418 standard. Fluorostretch™ fluoroelastomer plays an integral part in the Purisan™ PVDF mixers by preventing contamination and corrosion in the threads which join the powder coated stainless steel shaft with the injection molded impeller.

Strong-Ty™ Kynar® PVDF Cable Ties meet ISO 10993, ISO 13485 and USP Class VI standards.

UV Resistant PVDF Cable Ties

Strong-Ty™ PVDF Cable Ties: long-term UV resistance made possible by Kynar®

Strong-Ty™ PVDF cable ties are made from Kynar® PVDF

Photovoltaic (PV) arrays have a 25-year plus life expectancy. However, the nylon and polyethylene cable ties can fail in a matter of months due to combinations of UV, temperature extremes, zinc chloride corrosion and high humidity. Commodity cable ties provide no dependable long-term solution for wire and cable management in PV arrays. The reality of a commodity cable tie failure makes system-wide inspections a constant requirement in order to prevent ground fault failures.

Strong-Ty™ Kynar® PVDF cable ties USP Class VI

Strong-Ty™ PVDF Cable Ties

Strong-Ty™ Cable Ties: sterile cable ties made with Kynar® PVDF

Strong-Ty™ Kynar® PVDF cable ties can be sterilized

Strong-Ty™ PVDF cable ties can be sterilized by gamma radiation without any negative effects to material properties. The result is a cable tie ready for high purity applications in single-use pharmaceutical manufacturing or medical device equipment.

Cable Ties

PVDF Cable Tie Properties

Strong-Ty™ Cable Ties: superior performance with Kynar® PVDF

Strong-Ty™ Kynar® PVDF Cable Tie

The most common plastics used to manufacture cable ties are polyethylene, polypropylene, and nylon. These commodity plastics can come from thousands of sources including original manufacturers, compounders, and recyclers. Often the point of origin is price dependent and can change with each production run. While these cable ties are inexpensive, their performance in critical applications is inadequate and prone to failure.
The Kynar® PVDF used in Strong-Ty™ cable ties is manufactured by Arkema and comes from only a single source. Consider the following Strong-Ty™ PVDF cable tie properties:

Regulatory Issues

Strong-Ty™ Compliance

Strong-Ty™ Cable Ties: Kynar® PVDF meets international regulations

Strong-Ty™ Kynar® PVDF Cable Ties NSF 61 compliant

Concerns about material safety and traceability are more important than ever as cable ties made from inferior materials flood the market. In mission-critical applications polymer substitution or manufacturing shortcuts are unacceptable. How confident are you in your current cable tie? What materials, including additives, stabilizers, fillers, plasticizers and regrind are part of your final cable tie product? Are all of these components acceptable and can you trace each of them back to the point of origin?

Chemical Resistance

Chemical Resistant Cable Ties

Strong-Ty™: chemical resistant cable ties

Strong-Ty™ Chemical Resistant Cable Ties

We choose to make our Strong-Ty™ cable ties from Kynar® PVDF and have never looked back. Kynar® PVDF offers a wider range of chemical resistance compared to other polymers. When your application involves aggressive chemical exposure at elevated temperatures, you need Strong-Ty™ chemical resistant cable ties. The following chart from Arkema shows the corrosion resistant properties of PVDF compared with commodity plastics such as polypropylene, polyvinylidene chloride, polyvinyl chloride, and polyester.  Because they are made from Kynar® PVDF, our cable ties can be fully traced back to the point of manufacture.

High Purity PVDF Coatings

Kryptonar™ PVDF Coatings

Kryptonar™ Powder: high purity PVDF coating system

Kryptonar™ PVDF is a chemically resistant coating material.

Kryptonar™ PVDF sets a new industry standard for extractable metal ions in a partially fluorinated polymer. Results from metal ion extraction testing at Balazs Labs using the Semi F57 procedure look very good. Your final products are only as good as your powder coating material so when you need to be clean, choose Kryptonar™ powder for your high purity PVDF coating and eliminate the contamination.