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 365°F to 390°F (185°C to 200°C). 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
|Property||Test Method||Typical Value 1|
|Specific Gravity||ASTM D-792||1.46 - 1.49|
|Tensile Strength||ASTM D-638||6,500 psi |
|Flexural Strenth||ASTM D-790||10,100 psi |
|Modulus of Elasticity||ASTM D-790||420,000 psi |
Dynatup 73° F
||Max. Energy / Cum. Energy||5.34 ft-lbs. |
(7.24 J) /
|Rockwell Hardness (R Scale)||ASTM D-785||98|
|Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) @ 264 psi (1.8 MPa) annealed||ASTM D-648|| 173° F |
| Flammability: Epiradiateur Test || NFP 92-501||M1 (.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.