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Kydex ® Fire retardant thermoplastic sheet for lamination and surfacing.
General Information
KYDEX L thermoplastic sheet is a very durable, damage resistant surfacing material that has been successfully used in many laminating applications including store fixtures; exhibits; doors; and partitions. Unlike most high-pressure laminates, color is integral throughout the sheet. It has excellent durability for easier handling. It is Class I/A rated (.040" (1mm) and thinner) and is listed by Underwriter's Laboratories as UL Std 94 V-0. Notched Izod impact resistance is 15 ft-lbs/in (801 J/m).

Manufacturers and Specifiers have selected KYDEX sheet for surfacing and laminating applications because of its unique characteristics when compared to traditional laminating materials:

* toughness and durability

* solid, integral color

* chemical resistance

* fire retardancy

* excellent fabrication qualities

* resistance to cracking and chipping

* very low moisture absorption

* thermoformability

* flexibility to allow small radius bends

* thicknesses up to .318 in. (8.13 mm )

* availability in rollstock (<= .040 in. (1 mm))

Note: KYDEX L is a thermoplastic sheet that will expand and contract with temperature fluctuations.

Fabrication: KYDEX L can be thermoformed to produce 3-dimensional parts with excellent detail. It is easy to work and can be drilled, punched, brake formed or routed using standard metal and/ woodworking equipment. KYDEX L is not recommended for use on horizontal surfaces where hot items may be placed such as kitchen countertops and is not recommended for field application to walls as a wallcovering material.

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
Water Absorption %ASTM D-5700.07
Tensile StrengthASTM D-6386,100 psi
(42 MPa)
Elongation %ASTM D-638110
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
(801 J/m)
Rockwell Hardness (R Scale)ASTM D-78594
Coefficient of Linear Thermal ExpansionASTM D-696 3.8x10-5 in/in/°F (2.1x10-5 mm/mm/°C)
Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) @ 264 psi (1.8 MPa) unannealedASTM D-648 151°F
(66.2° C)
Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) @ 264 psi (1.8 MPa) annealedASTM D-648 168° F
(75.5° C)
Flammability: IUL Component Recognition UL Standard 94 2V-0 3
Surface Burning Characteristics: Flame Spread Smoke Developed ASTM E-84 @ .040" (1.02 mm)15 / 170
1All Values are based upon 0.125" (3.175mm) sheet unless otherwise specified.
2Underwriter's Laboratories Inc., File E115252
3All gauges .028" (0.71 mm) and above
Not intended for specification purposes.

 Exhibits and displays
 Store Fixture Components
 Kiosk Housings
 UL Std. 94 V-0 (listed)
 Class I/A, UL Std. 723 (independent lab)
 .028" (0.7mm)
 .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  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
Boedeker Plastics, Inc.
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