Kydex® acrylic/pvc alloy is tough, nonporous, noncorrosive, chemical resistant, fire retardant and thermoformable. These plastic sheets have incredible abrasion resistance and virtually no moisture absorption. They are offered in a variety of colors and stocked in black, white, and red. Working with Kydex® engineering plastic is simple and fun.
Kydex® material comes in standard increments of 48" x 96", and ePlastics® offers cutting into smaller increments for applications that do not require a full sheet or have strict specifications. Standard Kydex® thicknesses run from 0.028" to 0.500" thick. Roll stock is available in the thinner grades and can be shipped via Ground Shipping since it rolls into a smaller container. We can special order material that is not shown here.
Each grade is custom suited for your particular application or performance need and is manufactured by SEKISUI Polymer Innovations, LLC under an ISO 9002. Kydex® plastic is competitive and effective as an alternative to painted metal, fire-retardant ABS, Noryl®, Lexan® (polycarbonate), etc.
High Impact Resistance
Fire Retardancy & Chemical Resistance:
KYDEX® Sheet complies with Underwriters Laboratories, CSA, Building Code/FAA flammability requirements.
Its chemical resistance allows use in chemically rich environments. It also makes Kydex® Sheet extremely cleanable because harsh cleaners do not damage the texture or the color of the material.
Kydex® T is cost competitive with fire retardant ABS/PVC (FR-ABS) formulations but with significantly higher impact strength and extensibility
Kydex® T is less hygroscopic, it typically does not require pre-drying, offers superior impact, more uniform forming with less wall thinning and offers significantly greater resistance to a broad range of corrosive chemicals and cleaning solutions
Substitute for FR-ABS sheet with competitive pricing but superior performance
Higher breakage resistance than competitive thermoplastics as measured by the Notched Izod test
Available in eight thicknesses from 0.71mm (0.028") and up, in nine textures, a variety of colors, custom blank sizes and low minimums
Among the most rigid of thermoforming materials with a modulus of elasticity of 2,482 MPa (360,000 psi)
Easy to form with excellent part definition and deep-draw characteristics
Kydex® 100 offers high formability, rigidity, breakage resistance, chemical resistance and fire retardancy
Kydex® 100 is available in a wide range of standard and custom colors, textures, and sheet sizes. It is Underwriters Laboratories, Inc® recognized for UL Std 94 V-0, 5V and has 961 J/m (18 ft-lbs/in) Notched Izod impact resistance
Good for deep or hard to form parts
More rigid, parts will deform less when loaded
High Notched Izod impact resistance offers unsurpassed resistance to breakage
Meets highest standard for chemical resistance for thermoplastic materials
Passes UL Std 94 V-0 and 5V in all thicknesses and colors
Uniform wall thickness and crisp detail
Easy machining and fabricating using conventional methods and equipment