Polymer Highlight: THV
THV is a polymer made up of tetrafluoroethylene, hexafluoropropylene, and vinylidene fluoride. The material was originally developed by a German company. Although unsure of the applications and possible markets for this novel material, the developers reached out to 3M. Recognizing, the excellent chemical resistance and optical clarity of the polymer, 3M purchased the material and created its Dyneon product line.