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.
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.
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.
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.
Low water absorption and a relatively low coefficient of thermal expansion give parts made with KYDEX sheet high dimensional stability.
Tough stains, scuffs, and graffiti can be removed from KYDEX surfaces using strong cleansers with no staining, fading, or surface damage.
KYDEX sheet offers unprecedented design and manufacturing flexibility since:
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-C Level Haircell
P-E Smooth Nap
P-3 Velour Matte