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Kydex®

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 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, scratches, and gouging like KYDEX sheet. Depending on grade, it offers notched Izod Impact resistance to 18 ft. lbs./in. (953 J/m), and is available in thicknesses from .028 to .500 inch (0.71mm to 12.7mm) 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.

Flame Retardancy

Depending on grade, KYDEX sheet is available with fire ratings of UL 94 V-0 and 5V, FAR 25.853 (a) and (d), MVSS 302, and Class I/A.

Chemical Resistance

Sulfuric acid to brake fluid to carbon tetrachloride, high performance grades of KYDEX 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 in ASTM D-1784 standard for Class 12454-C rigid polyvinyl chloride.

Dimensional Stability

Low water absorption and a relatively low coefficient of thermal expansion give parts made of or 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.

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 multi-component end products to contain a wide variety of matching parts.

Applications - top

  • Aircraft Interiors

  • Buildings Products

  • Clean Rooms

  • Consumer Products

  • Electronic Products

  • Equipment Housings

  • Food Equipment

  • Mass Transit Interiors

  • Medical Products

  • Signage

Colors - top

Kydex is available in 34 standard colors:

Chocolate 720210 Pastel Blue 42031 Cabernet 12038 Orange 22031 Bordeaux 12036 Cocoa 72047 Misty Mauve 72178 Kalkutta Schwarz 52000
Black 52114 Polar White 62000 Angora 72174 Sandy Beach 72179 Day Break 72177 Snow Flake 62029 Monterey 62033 Ivory 62015
Red 12000 Rooster Red 12037 Beige 72005 Treasure Chest 32059 Amethyst 42111 Mystic Green 32060 Peacock Blue 42108 Thunder 42109
Twilight 42110 Canyon Blue 42107 Cadet Blue 42000 Buoyant Blue 42112 Parchment 72000 Pinstripe 52070 Dark Gray 52002 Pewter Gray 52001
Rouge 72175 Rosestone 82101 Red/Black 82102 Green 82301 Navy 82401 Black 82503 Cap on Snowflake 62029 Cap on Pastel Blue 42031
Cap on Treasure Chest 32059 Cap on Beige 72005 Cap on Pewter Gray 52001  


Textures - top

Kydex is available in 10 different textures.  Note, that some textures are not available for curtain grades of Kydex.  Table 1 lists availability for given textures.

P-1 Haircell P-3 Velour Matte P-7 Stipple P-8 Suede
P-H Seville P-C Level Haircell P-E Smooth P-F Levant
P-G Contour P-A Smooth


Table1: Availability of textures for grades - top

Grade All Textures All Textures Except P-A Selected Textures

Kydex 100

  x  

Kydex T

x    

Kydex 200

    x

Kydex V

    x

Vinyloy 100

  x  

Vinyloy 102

  x  

Kydex 510

  x  

Kydex 550

  x  

Kydex 101

  x  

Kydex 150

  x  

Kydex 160

x    

Kydex 130

  x  

Kydex L

x    

Kydex 115

x    

Kydex 6200

x    

Kydex 6565

x    

Kydex 1900

x    

Kydex 6185

x    

Kydex 100AS

x    

Kydex GND

x    

Kydex CL

   

P-Aonly

Kydex CL2

    P-Aonly

Kydex 107

x    

Kydex 120

  x  
     
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