|1220 x 2440||3.0mm & 5.0mm|
|1220 x 2440||3.0mm & 5.0mm|
|Base Polymer||Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)|
|Form||Unplasticised rigid foam PVC shhet|
|Moisture Absorption (24hr @ 23oC)||<0.25% by weight|
|Tensile Strength at Yield||16MPa|
|Modulus of Elasticity||0.85-0.9 MPa|
|Elongation at Break||27-29%|
|Flexural Strength||25-27 MPa|
|Impact Resistance (Charpy)||TEST|
|Average Sheet Hardness||> 30 Shore D|
|Vicat Softening Temp||73-76 °C|
|Thermal Expansion Coeff||0.068 mm/m °C|
|Service Temp Range||-20 to +60 °C|
|Thermal Conductivity K||0.085 W/m °C|
|Thermal Decomposition Temp||>200°C|
|Dielectric Strength||100 kV/cm|
|Surface Resistance||>1012 Ohm|
|Volume Resistivity||4 x 1015 Ohm*cm|
|Dielectric Constant||2.4 (for 1kHz)|
|Dielectric Dissipation Factor||0.013 (for 1kHz)|
|Tracking Resistance||600 CPI|
This range provides versatile, material with a high strength to weight ratio that can be easily worked with using basic wood and metal working tools and easily transported due to its lightweight nature.
Cutting – using a cutting knife or a straight, finely serrated blade mounted on a hand-saw, band saw, disc (circular) saw or jigsaw. Sheets exceeding 3mm must be sawn. It is also suitable for sawing, drilling, milling, routing and guillotining.
Fastening – Panels can be fixed to supporting structures using screws, rivets, nails and adhesive.
Bonding – can be bonded to itself or other materials.
Drilling – can be drilled using any conventional drill.
Welding – either by hot air welding or butt welding.
Die Cutting – flat shapes with complex outlines can be die cut from thinner sheets.
Gloss foam PVC, is resistant to most chemicals and atmospheric pollutants. Contact with solvents and wet wood preservatives must be avoided.
Colour Panel Orientation: The refractive index of panels viewed in the line of extrusion can vary to that across the line of extrusion. It’s important to assemble the panels in the same direction of orientation.
This should be considered when mounting panels; extruded materials generally have fractionally greater flexural strength, and therefore resistance to bending in the direction of extrusion.
Components which are relatively simple and shallow in form are thermoformable from this material. An elastic state is reached between the temperature range 115-130ºC.
Folding - can be folded on a simple jig fitted with a forming tool having a radius of about two and a half times the sheet thickness.
Draping – by softening a panel to an elastic state, draping over an appropriately shaped pattern and retaining it until cooled and rigid.
Gloss PVC foam can be used for a number of short term exterior applications. Black, white and grey have the greatest colour retention while that of red and yellow is lesser. Applications most shaded from direct sunlight will retain colour longest. Climate, location and project specifications should be taken into account when considering this material for outdoor projects.
Applications of gloss PVC foam must make adequate allowance for thermal movement. Sufficient clearance must be allowed if holes are drilled for fixing and in rebates of support frames.
This material can be installed in a diversity of applications, with varying temperatures. The material’s mechanical performance is known to remain stable in prolonged service in temperatures
ranging from –20 to +60°C.
Screen printing and direct to substrate digital printing.