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KYDEX® (ACRYLIC/PVC ALLOY) SHEET

KYDEX® sheet is an extremely durable acrylic/PVC alloy extruded in a range of colors, patterns, textures, thicknesses, and grades to optimize long-term performance, appearance, and cost effectiveness across demanding and diverse end-use applications. Specialized grades of KYDEX® sheet are offered to satisfy requirements specific to thermoforming, membrane pressing, post-forming, brake-forming, and laminating, and to fit a broad range of specialized applications ranging from medical equipment housings and aircraft tray tables to retail store fixtures and trade show displays.

IMPACT RESISTANCE
No other thermoplastic sheet stands up to impact, and gouging like KYDEX® sheet. Depending on grade, KYDEX® sheet offers Notched Izod impact resistance to 18 ft-lbs/in., and is available in thicknesses from .028 to .500 inch to withstand levels of abuse from moderate to extreme. Due to its high degree of toughness and resilience, KYDEX® sheet can also be stretched at room temperature to twice its original dimension without breaking.
 Kydex Impact Resistance FLAME RETARDANCY
Depending on grade, KYDEX® sheet is available with fire ratings of UL Std. 94 V-0, UL Std. 94 5V; FAR 25.853 (a) and (d); FSTratings: ABD6031 D6-51377:FMVSS 302; Class I/A and others as described in the following pages.
 Kydex Flame Retardancy
       
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
From sulfuric acid to brake fluid to carbon tetrachloride, high performance grades of KYDEX® sheet acrylic/PVC alloys are more resistant to a wider range of concentrated chemicals than any other thermoplastic. In fact, KYDEX® sheet meets the highest standards of chemical resistance for thermoplastic materials as defined inASTM D-1784 standard for Class 12454-C rigid polyvinyl chloride.
 Kydex Chemical Resistance DIMENSIONAL STABILITY
Low water absorption and a relatively low coefficient of thermal expansion give parts made with KYDEX® sheet high dimensional stability.

CLEANABILITY
Tough stains, scuffs, and graffiti can be removed from KYDEX® surfaces using strong cleansers with no staining, fading, or surface damage.
 Kydex Cleanability

DESIGN FREEDOM
KYDEX® sheet offers unprecedented design and manufacturing flexibility since:

  • Numerous grades are available to provide properties and certified ratings required for specialized applications.
  • An uncommonly wide variety of functional and aesthetic effects can be achieved since certain individual grades can be manufactured using a variety of techniques.
  • Many colors, patterns, textures, and thicknesses are common to grades intended for specific manufacturing methods allowing multicomponent end products to contain a wide variety of matching parts.

KYDEX® 100
Most colors are stocked in .060", .080", .093" and .125" thicknesses, and some colors in .028". Please call for availability.

KYDEX® Surface textures include:
P-A Smooth
P-C Level Haircell
P-E Smooth Nap
P-H Seville
P-K Cashmere
P-1 Haircell
P-3 Velour Matte
P-8 Suede

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