What is Tedlar®?

Tedlar®is a DuPont registered trademark for a highly versatile polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film that provides a long-lasting finish to a wide variety of surfaces exposed to harsh environments.

DuPont invented polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) polymer in the 1940s, and by the 1950s began developing products based on the material.

What is Tedlar?

In 1961, DuPont registered the Tedlar®brand name in the US and construction started on its first production facilityin Buffalo, NY. Completed a major capacity expansionin 2012.

More than fifty years later, Tedlar®film is recognized as the high-performance standard for surface protection, with proven durability in harsh operating environments.

Proven applications:

Aerospace & Transportation

Building & Construction

Composite Release




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Why Do Customers Use Tedlar®PVF Film?

Tedlar®PVF film has been used in numerous building product applications for over 50 years. It provides cost-effective long lasting aesthetic protection for architectural applications, even in extreme outdoor environments. No coastal restrictions. It can preserve and extend a building’s appearance and lifetime by preventing building facades from fading, cracking or corroding. Tedlar®PVF films are stain resistance and easy to clean that to reduce maintenance costs to provide lower total life cycle cost of buildings.

Excellent weatherability

Corrosion, chemical, stain/graffiti resistant

Can withstand the harshest chemicals without damage

UV resistant maintaining colors for years

Available in several colors inspired by nature

Long-term stability with low signs or fading, chalking or visible cracking

Chemically inert surface to protect against harsh solvents and pollution

Easy to clean stains and graffiti for reduced maintenance cost

Case Study

Hilton Head Island Oceanfront Resort Roof Project

Tedlar® PVF film was recently selected as a protective roofing material for the Sea Crest Condos in Hilton Head, South Carolina. It includes a 6-story building constructed approximately 20 years ago that sits directly on the beach of the Atlantic Ocean. The existing steel roof panels and framing of the building were severely corroded and the owner was looking for a long-term solution to withstand an extremely corrosive environment.

Construction Metal Products (CMP), a leading panel producer in the Carolinas, was selected to facilitate the renovation project and recommend suitable materials. They were presented with two options. The first being to install a standard coastal paint finish on an aluminum base metal and have the burden and expense of scheduling, executing, and documenting yearly maintenance to maintain the paint finish warranty. The second option was to install Tedlar® on an aluminum base metal with no maintenance requirement to maintain the finish warranty.

Aluminum panels laminated with Tedlar® from our partner Metal Alliance were ultimately chosen for their excellent durability by the coast, even as close as 1,500 feet from the ocean. Additionally, Tedlar’s® excellent flexibility allowed it to bend to tight edges on the roofing panels without compromising film integrity or adhesion, thus assuring the roof is protected and looks brand new for decades. Installers commented that Tedlar® was much more durable and hardier during installation than a standard PVDF/Kynar® paint finish. They also noted the ease of installation of the panels and the excellent finished look of the roof.

This project was installed by RPI Roofing with panels supplied by Construction Metal Products, from coils provided by Metal Alliance. Metal Alliance Tedlar® products are available with up to 50-year warranties and no coastal restrictions, offeringrevolutionary protection to the metal building panel market.


Developed by DuPontTM in 1961, Tedlar® PVF film has over a 60-year history of protecting important surfaces all over the globe. DuPont, founded in the U.S. in 1802, remains one of the world’s premier manufacturers of products that have transformed everyday living, including those with familiar names like Kevlar®, Tyvek®, Corian® and many more.
Yes, metal roofing and wall panels made with Tedlar PVF film are UL listed, Florida Product Approved and approved for use in High Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ), including Miami-Dade County.
Metal panels finished with Tedlar have been time-tested against rigorous ASTM testing standards, and Mother Nature, for over 60 years delivering unmatched weather resistance and durability. From superior film integrity to better protection from harsh UV rays, pollutants and even salt water, no other metal panel coating performs like Tedlar.
Yes, Tedlar PVF film’s dense surface is non-reactive and inert. It is non-flammable and has low smoke toxicity. It does not support mold, mildew or bacteria growth and produces very low VOC emissions. Projects that specify Tedlar PVF film also qualify for LEED credits based on color selected.
Tedlar is a premium product priced comparably to many paint-based coatings. At Metal Alliance we are committed to offering the best metal products in the industry, at the best value. Depending on the supplier, investment in Tedlar protected metal coil and flats may be slightly higher.
Yes! Due to the color uniformity of Tedlar film from lot-to-lot and the resistance to fading once installed, replacement panels or new panels for an addition can be ordered in the same color as the original order.
Stock colors are always the best choice for timely project completion, but on larger projects we can evaluate additional film and color choice availability to meet your needs.
Tedlar® PVF film is superior to other protective coatings, including paint. With proven performance in the most extreme environments, it won’t crack, blister or check from UV rays, corrosion, acid rain or dirt, and there will be virtually no color fade or chalking. Aluminum applications will not experience corrosion from sea water and salt spray, including on direct oceanfront properties. Tedlar is also impervious to harsh chemicals and can be fabricated to the tightest of radii without cracks, loss of adhesion or color change.