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Kydex ® A weatherable sheet with superior performance for thermoforming and a decorative sheet for lamination.
General Information
High performance, tough, weatherable KYDEX 510 thermoplastic sheet is available in many distinctive colors and textures. An acrylic cap protects the surface for excellent weatherability for outdoor use. This product is now available with decorative caps (black/white granite and rust/grey granite). While excellent in thermoforming applications, KYDEX 510 also is being used as a damage resistant surfacing material.

KYDEX 510 offers the properties of "KYDEX" in a weatherable formulation.

KYDEX 510 sheet is highly impact resistant as measured by the Notched Izod Impact Resistance test with typical values of 15 ft-lbs./in (795 J/m) at 73°F (23° C), higher than most other thermoplastics.

KYDEX 510 is fire retardant (self-extinguishing) with a UL 94 V-0 rating.

Specifiers have selected KYDEX sheet for surfacing and laminating applications because of its unique characteristics such as: low moisture absorption, resistance to chipping and cracking, excellent fabrication and machining properties, and flexibility.

Thermoformability: Excellent forming properties result in uniform wall thicknesses and crisp detail, plus easy machining and fabricating using conventional methods, further expanding finished part possibilities. It can be drilled, punched, and cut using standard woodworking or metalworking tools. Because it is a thermoplastic it will expand and contract with changes in temperature and should not be used as a countertop where it might be subjected to hot items.

ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES - KYDEX 510 exhibits a Dielectric Constant of 2.76 @ 60Hz, 2.53 @ 800 MHz, and 2.51 @ 1.9 GHz.

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-6386,100 psi
(42 MPa)
Flexural StrengthASTM D-7909,600 psi
(66 MPa)
Modulus of ElasticityASTM D-790360,000 psi
(2482 MPa)
Notched Izod Impact Resistance @73° F (23° C) ASTM D-25615 ft-lbs./in
(795 J/m)
Rockwell Hardness (R Scale)ASTM D-78594
Coefficient of Linear Thermal ExpansionASTM D-6963.83 x 10 -5/°F
6.9 x 10 -5/°C
Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) @ 264 psi (1.8 MPa) annealedASTM D-648 168° F
(75.5° C)
Flammability: UL Standard 94
≥0.039" V-0
Forming Temperature 325-390°F
(163-200° C)
BS 476 Part 7Class 1Y
1All Values are based upon 0.125" (3.175mm) sheet unless otherwise specified.
2Underwriter's Laboratories Inc., File E115252
Not intended for specification purposes.

 Equipment Housings
 Medical Products
 Kiosk Housings
 UL Std. 94 V-0 (independent lab)
 .040" (1.0mm)

Colors and Patterns
 Calcutta Black  Black  Chocolate  Pastel Blue
 Cabernet  Dusty Rose  Orange  Bordeaux
 Cocoa  Misty Mauve  Polar White  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  Granite Cap on Snowflake  Granite Cap on Pastel Blue
 Granite Cap on Treasure Chest  Granite Cap on Beige  Granite Cap on Pewter Gray  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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