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Kydex ® A monolithic weatherable sheet with superior formability, chemical and impact resistance, and fire retardancy
550
WEATHERABLE MONOLITHIC SHEET
General Information
Unlike competitive weatherable sheet grades, super tough KYDEX 550 is a monolithic sheet eliminating the problems often associated with capped sheet products. This high performance thermoplastic sheet is available in gauges from .028" (0.71mm) and up and in eight distinctive textures. It is available in limited light colors.

Features
KYDEX 550 offers the properties of KYDEX® in a weatherable formulation.

KYDEX 550 sheet is highly impact resistant as measured by the Notched Izod Impact Resistance test with typical values of 15 ft-lbs./in (801 J/m), higher than most other thermoplastics.

KYDEX 550 is fire retardant (self-extinguishing) with a UL 94 V-0 rating as measured by an independent testing laboratory.

KYDEX 550 is available in seven colors: Light Gray (52120), Polar White (62000), Ivory (62015), Snowflake (62029), Natural (62059), White (62067), and Beige (72005).

Thermoformability: Excellent forming properties results in uniform wall thicknesses and crisp detail, plus easy machining and fabricating using conventional methods, further expanding finished part possibilities.

ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES - KYDEX 550 exhibits a Dielectric Constant of 2.7 @ 2.5 GHz, 2.74 @ 5 GHz, and 2.74 @ 20 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-7921.38-1.40
Tensile StrengthASTM D-6386,100 psi
(42 MPa)
Flexural StrengthASTM D-7909,300 psi
(64 MPa)
Modulus of ElasticityASTM D-790340,000 psi
(2344 MPa)
Notched Izod Impact Resistance @73° F (23° C) ASTM D-25615 ft-lbs./in
(801 J/m)
Rockwell Hardness (R Scale)ASTM D-78593
Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) @ 264 psi (1.8 MPa) annealedASTM D-648 175° F
(79° C)
Flammability: Independent Lab Testing UL Standard 94V-0
Forming Temperature 325-390°F
(163-200° C)
1All Values are based upon 0.125" (3.175mm) sheet unless otherwise specified.
2Underwriter's Laboratories Inc., File E115252
Not intended for specification purposes.


Applications
 Kiosk Housings
 Contract Furniture Components
 Miscellaneous Applications
Certifications
 UL Std. 94 V-0 (independent lab)
 MVSS 302 (Mass Transit Rating)
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
 .028" (0.7mm)
 .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
 Polar White  Snowflake  Ivory  Beige
 Custom-matched 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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