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Kydex KYDEX 161 is specifically formulated to meet the French Fire Test "Epiradiateur Test NFP 92-501" (M1)..
General Information
KYDEX 161 is a proprietary, high performance thermoplastic sheet that meets the M1 requirement for the French Epiradiateur Test NFP 92-501. It also exhibits a broad range of excellent physical properties, making it an ideal material to form three-dimensional components or for use in flat sheet applications.

KYDEX 161 is available in many colors, various surface textures, and thicknesses ranging from .028" (0.71mm) and up, enabling you to satisfy both our functional and aesthetic requirements in the finished part.

KYDEX 161 is very resistant to a wide range of concentrate chemicals, and is easy to clean.Most important, KYDEX 161 meets the stringent requirements of the French Epiradiateur Test NFP 92-501 with a M1 rating.

Thermoformability: KYDEX 161 forms to deep draws with low forces when heated to the upper range of 365F to 390F (185C to 200C). Crisp detail is achieved and rejects are minimized. KYDEX 161 sheet can be formed on all standard presses, and cut on all standard die-cutting machines. All secondary operations, including machining, sawing, blanking and punching, and brake forming, are easily preformed.

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-7921.46 - 1.49
Tensile StrengthASTM D-6386,500 psi
(45 MPa)
Flexural StrenthASTM D-79010,100 psi
(70 MPa)
Modulus of ElasticityASTM D-790420,000 psi
(2896 MPa)
Dynatup 73° F (23° C) Max. Energy / Cum. Energy5.34 ft-lbs.
(7.24 J) /
6.36 ft-lbs.
(8.62 J)
Rockwell Hardness (R Scale)ASTM D-78598
Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) @ 264 psi (1.8 MPa) annealedASTM D-648 173° F
(78° C)
Flammability: Epiradiateur Test NFP 92-501M1 (.7 -6.4mm)
Forming Temperature 325 - 390° F
(163 - 200° C)
1All Values are based upon 0.125" (3.12 mm) sheet unless otherwise specified.
Not intended for specification purposes.

 Equipment Housings
 Miscellaneous Applications
No matches
 .028" (0.7mm)
 .040" (1.0mm)

Colors and Patterns
 Calcutta Black  Black  Chocolate  Pastel Blue
 Cabernet  Dusty Rose  Orange  Bordeaux
 Cocoa  Misty Mauve  Angora  Sandy Beach
 Daybreak  Snowflake  Montery  Ivory
 Red  Rooster Red  Beige  Treasure Chest
 Amethyst  Mystic Green  Peacock Blue  Thunder
 Twilight  Canyon Blue  Cadet Blue  Buoyant Bllue
 Parchment  Pinstripe  Dark Gray  Pewter Gray
 Rouge  Custom-matched colors  Over 2000 custom colors 

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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