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Kydex® T Impact Resistant Fire Rated Sheet

Kydex T is a proprietary acrylic/PVC thermoplastic sheet that is cost competitive with fire retardant ABS/PVC (FR-ABS) formulations but with significantly higher impact strength and extensibility. Unlike FR-ABS, because Kydex T is less hygroscopic, Kydex T typically does not requiring pre-drying; offers superior impact resistance 15 ft-lbs/in (801 J/m); more uniform forming with less wall thinning; and offers significantly greater resistance to a broad range of corrosive chemicals and cleaning solutions. It is available in a wide range of aesthetic choices and is UL recognized Std 94 V-0/5V.

SUGGESTED END-USES

External housings for equipment such as photocopy machines, instrument panels, computers, keyboards, telephones, etc.

Internal parts for equipment such as vending machines, air ducts, grilles, etc.

Orthopedic braces

Medical equipment parts (for example, centrifuge covers, blood analyzers, etc.).

In-store displays

Electrical equipment and any components requiring an UL 94 V-0 rating

FEATURES
Kydex T is formulated to substitute for FR ABS sheet with competitive pricing but superior cost/performance.

Kydex T has higher breakage resistance as measured by the Notched Izod test than competitive thermoplastics.

Kydex T is available in eight gauges from 0.028" (.71mm) and up, in nine textures, a large variety of colors, custom blank sizes, and very low minimums.

Kydex T is among the most rigid of thermoforming materials, with a modulus of elasticity of 350,000 psi (2482 MPa). 

FABRICATION
Kydex T is easy to form with excellent part definition and deep-draw characteristics. It forms with similar forming times to FR-ABS making it easy transition from competitive products.

PROPERTY TEST METHOD TYPICAL VALUE1
Specific Gravity ASTM D-792 1.35
Tensile Strength, psi (MPa) ASTM D-638 6,100 (42)
Elongation at Break, %   110
Flexural Strength, psi (MPa) ASTM D-790 9,600 (66)
Modulus of Elasticity, psi (MPa)   360,000 (2482)
Rockwell Hardness, R ASTM D-785 94
Notched Izod Impact Resistance, 73F (23C),ft-lbs/in (J/m) ASTM D-256 15 (801)
Heat Deflection Temperature, HDT, @264psi (1.8MPa), annealed,F (C) ASTM D-648 168 (75.5)
Flammability Resist. : Underwriter's Lab2. UL Standard 94
FAR 25.853a 
V-0
Pass
Flammability Resist. : Federal Aviation Admin.    
Mold Shrinkage, %   0.4 -- 0.6
Forming cycle time   Equivalent to FR-ABS
Forming Temperature, F (C)   325-390
(163-200)
1All values based on 0.125" (3.12mm) sheet unless otherwise specified.
2All gauges from 0.028" (.71mm) and greater.Not intended for specification purposes.
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