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Kydex ® Offering superior performance in formability, rigidity, impact resistance, fire retardance, and chemical resistance.
General Information
Kydex T is a proprietary acrylic/PVC thermoplastic sheet that is cost competitive with fire retardant ABS/PVC (FR-ABS) formulations but with significantly higher impact strength and extensibility. Unlike FR-ABS, because Kydex T is less hygroscopic, Kydex T typically does not require pre-drying; offers superior impact resistance (15 ft-lbs/in); more uniform forming with less wall thinning; and offers significantly greater resistance to a broad range of corrosive chemicals and cleaning solutions. It is available in a wide range of aesthetic choices and is UL ® recognized Std 94 V-0/5V.

Kydex T is formulated to substitute for FR ABS sheet with competitive pricing but superior cost/performance.

Kydex T has higher breakage resistance as measured by the Notched Izod test than competitive thermoplastics.

Kydex T is available in eight gauges from 0.028" (0.71 mm) and up, in nine textures, a large variety of colors, custom blank sizes, and very low minimums.

Kydex T is among the most rigid of thermoforming materials, with a modulus of elasticity of 360,000 psi.

THERMOFORMABILITY : Kydex T is easy to form with excellent part definition and deep-draw characteristics. It forms with similar forming times to FR-ABS making it easy transition from competitive products.

ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES : Kydex T exhibits a Dielectric Constant of 2.76 @ 1 MHz, 2.53 @800 MHz, and 2.51 @1.9 GMz.

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 Strength, psiASTM D-6386,100 psi
(42 MPa)
Elongation %ASTM D-638110
Flexural StrengthASTM D-7909,600 psi
(66 MPa)
Modulus of Elasticity, psiASTM D-790360,000 psi
(2482 MPa)
Notched Izod Impact Resistance @ 73 ° ft-lbs/in. ASTM D-25615 ft-lbs/in
(801 J/m)
Rockwell Hardness(R Scale)ASTM D-78594
Heat Deflection Temperature, HDT, @ 264 psi, annealed ° ASDTM D-648 168°
Flammability: Underwriter's Lab. Component RecognitionUL Standard 94
V-0, 5V
Federal Aviation AdministrationFAR 25.853 (a)Pass
BS 476 Part 6Class 1
BS 476 Part 7Class 1
EC 95/28/EG Pass (1-6mm)
DIN 5510-2.7mm (S4,ST2,SR2)
6.2mm (S4,ST2,SR1)
M1 TestM1 (.7mm)
M2 (3.2-6.4mm)
1 All Values are based upon 0.125" (3.12 mm) sheet unless otherwise specified.
2 Underwriter's Laboratories Inc., File E115252
3 All Gauges 0.028" (0.711 mm) and above.
Not intended for specification purposes.

 Aircraft interior components
 Mass Transit vehicle and RV interiors
 Equipment Housings
 Medical Products
 Kiosk Housings
 UL Std. 94 V-0 (listed)
 UL Std. 95 5V (listed)
 FAR 25.853 (a) 60s, 12s (Aircraft Rating)
 MVSS 302 (Mass Transit Rating)
 ASTM E-162 Flame Spread Index (Mass Transit Rating)
 .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  Fluorescents  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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