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Kydex ® Capped sheet for electrical sign applications that require UL compliance. Eliminates painting required with other materials.
101
THERMOPLASTIC SHEET FOR SIGNAGE
General Information
KYDEX 101 is a proprietary alloy sheet capped with a weatherable cap for applications such as electrical signs requiring UL compliance. This sheet is recognized by UL as meeting UL Std 746C and UL Std 94 V-0, 5V. Since the substrate is white, it eliminates the need for painting the inside of sign cans, which is required with other thermoplastics and with metal. It offers outstanding thermoformability, impact resistance, weatherability, and machinability.

Features
Rigidity: KYDEX 101 is more rigid than most other thermoplastics resulting in parts that will deform less when loaded.

Breakage Resisance: With Notched Izod impact resistance of 18 ft-lbs./in (953 J/m), KYDEX 101 offers unsurpassed resistance to breakage.

Weatherability: The cap offers excellent weatherability for use in outdoor applications.

Thermoformability: Excellent forming properties result in uniform wall thicknesses and crisp detail. Machining and fabricating can be easily done with conventional methods; further expanding finished part possibilities.

RIPH: KYDEX is endorsed by the Royal Institute of Public Health for conformance to the standard of Hygienic Merit
PropertyTest MethodTypical Value 1
Specific GravityASTM D-7921.35
Tensile StrengthASTM D-6386100 psi
(42 MPa)
Flexural StrengthASTM D-7909,300 psi
(64 MPa)
Modulus of ElasticityASTM D-790335,000 psi
(2,310 MPa)
Notched Izod Impact Resistance @ 73° F (23° C) ASTM D-25618 ft-lbs/in
(953 J/m)
Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) @ 264 psi (1.82 MPa) annealed ASTM D-648173° F
(79° C)
Flammability: Underwriter's Lab. Component Recognition UL Standard 94
2
V-0, 5V 3
Flammability: Underwriter's Lab. Component Recognition UL 764 CPass 3
Forming Temperature 325-390° F
(163-200° C)
1All Values are based upon 0.125" (3.12 mm) sheet unless otherwise specified.
2Underwriter's Laboratories Inc., File E115252
3All guages .028" (0.71mm) and above.
Not intended for specification purposes.


Applications
 Equipment Housings
 Illuminated Signage Housings
 Miscellaneous Applications
Certifications
 UL Std. 94 V-0 (listed)
 UL Std. 95 5V (listed)
 UL 746C for Signage (listed)
Textures
 P-E SMOOTH NAP
 P-7 STIPPLE
 P-F LEVANT
 P-H SEVILLE
 P-C LEVEL HAIRCELL
 P-3 VELOUR MATTE
 P-8 SUEDE
 P-1 HAIRCELL
 P-G CONTOUR
Thicknesses
 .040" (1.0mm)
 .060"(1.5mm)
 .080"(2.0mm)
 .093"(2.4mm)
 .125"(3.2mm)
 .156"(4.0mm)
 .187"(4.8mm)
 .250"(6.4mm)
 .312"(7.9mm)
 .325"(8.3mm)
 .375"(9.6mm)
 .425"(10.8mm)
 .500"(12.7mm)

Colors and Patterns
 Black  Beige  Dark Gray  Pewter Gray
 Rouge  Custom-matched colors (including cool gray, stormy sea gray, off-white film, almond film, architectural bronze film) 

NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.
KYDEX® is a registered trademark of Kleerdex Company
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