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    Can KYDEX® sheet be recycled?

    Yes. KYDEX®sheet can be recycled. Please see Technical Brief 110-A for details.

    Does KYDEX® sheet contain asbestos?

    No, KYDEX® sheet does not conatin asbestos.

    Does KYDEX® sheet contain DEHP?

    No, KYDEX® sheet does not contain any plasticizers including DEHP.

    Does KYDEX® sheet contain Octa, Penta or Decabromodiphenyl ether?

    KYDEX® sheet does not contain PentaBDE, OctaBDE or DecaBDE. These additives are brominated flame retardants typically used in thermoplastics such as ABS or Polyurethane to help comply with the stringent UL 94 standard. See Technical Brief 110-B for details.

    Does KYDEX® sheet contain PVC?

    Yes, KYDEX® 152WG does. Please see Technical Brief 110-B for details.

    Does KYDEX® sheet contain sulfur?

    No, KYDEX® sheet does not contain sulfur.

    Is KYDEX® sheet RoHS Compliant?

    All KYDEX® sheet products are all RoHS compliant. Please see Technical Brief 110-B for details.

    What happens when KYDEX sheet burns?

    Please see MSDS 101 for more information.

    What is the recycling symbol/number for KYDEX sheet

    Yes. KYDEX sheet can be recycled. Please see Technical Brief 110-A for details.

     

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    Can I glue KYDEX® sheet to KYDEX® sheet?

    Yes. Depending upon the application, you can use "Superglue" or a 2-part PMMA structural adhesive. See Technical Brief 150-B for details.

    Can I glue KYDEX® sheet to metal?

    Yes. The best type of adhesive to use is a 2-part PMMA adhesive like Devcon Metal Welder. See Technical Brief 150-C for details.

    Can I laminate KYDEX® sheet to wood?

    Yes. There are several good adhesives for flat lamination. See Technical Brief 150-D for details.

    Could you provide some information on Ashland 5050D and 5040D adhesive?

    Ashland 5050D and 5040D fall under the Isogrip name brand. ISOGRIP adhesives are one-part, 100-percent reactive, moisture-cured urethane adhesives used for structural bonding of porous or non-porous substrates.

    Is Hybond J9238A ok to use with KYDEX® 110?

    Yes, this is just for straight lamination to MDF and should work fine.

    Is there a water based adhesive for KYDEX® sheet?

    There are only two and they are 3M FB30 and XT2000. Please see Technical Brief 150-D for more information.

    What adhesive should I use for bonding KYDEX sheet in a spa area?

    3M 2262. See Technical Brief 150-D.

    What adhesive should I use for bonding KYDEX sheet to a door for a kick plate?

    3M FB 30 or solvent-based contact cement. See Technical Brief 150-D for details.

    What adhesive should I use for bonding KYDEX sheet to MDF?

    3M FB 30 or 3M 2262. See Technical Brief 150-D for more information.

    What adhesive should I use for bonding KYDEX sheet to rubber?

    Contact 3M or another adhesive manufacturer for suggestions on contacting rubber to rigid PVC (no plasticizers).

    What adhesive should I use for bonding KYDEX® XD to particle board?

    Contact Cement. See Technical Brief 150-D.

    What adhesives could be used in a freezer application?

    Contact cement should be ok (at -10 to +20ºF) once it has cured. 3M tested from -30 to +180-200ºF.

    What are the recommended membrane press adhesives for KYDEX® sheet?

    Daubond 6477M, JOWAPUR 151 00 and several others.

    What could I use to adhere KYDEX® sheet to sheetrock/wood?

    3M Fastbond 30 or Mastic. See Technical Brief 150-D for more information.

    What is the surface energy of KYDEX® T/KYDEX® 100 and what type of adhesive labels would be the best choice?

    33-37. Use labels for lower surface energy plastics.

    What would be the lowest temp for adhesive application?

    3M contact cements and mastics are around 65ºF.

    Which adhesive is best suited for applying KYDEX sheet to painted drywall?

    3M FB 30. See Technical Brief 150-D for more information.

    Will Titebond and Marlite FRP(fiberglass reinforced panels) adhesives work with KYDEX sheet?

    These are water-based mastics similar to XT2000+. See Technical Brief 150-D. We have not tried these so we can't guarantee their success. Determine suitability for your application.

     

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    Can KYDEX, LLC produce sheet with the same texture on both sides?

    No. But PK texture would be the closest to the second surface texture.

    Can KYDEX, LLC make 61 inch wide sheet in .028 and .040 inch thicknesses?

    We can comfortably make 60” wide sheet in .028” and .040” that is fully embossed but anything wider cannot be guaranteed for full emboss outside of 60".

    Do you make a 0.500" thick sheet in KYDEX® 107?

    No, KYDEX® 107 is made up to .400".

    Does KYDEX, LLC make a 20 mil sheet consisting of a 13 mil base and a 7 mil textured surface?

    No. This is outside of our capabilities.

    What is the thickness of Korad cap and draw capabilities?

    Korad thickness is 3 mil. and can be drawn to 6" without excess thinning.

    What is thinnest gauge that can be produced in PA texture?

    0.060"(1.50 mm) is the thinnest gauge we are capable of making PA texture.

    Will KYDEX sheet work as a 15 min thermal barrier?

    No, since a 15 min thermal barrier is to equal a class 0 drywall.

    Will KYDEX® 6200 with a Wood Grain cap pass smoke?

    No, KYDEX® 6200 with a Wood Grain cap will NOT pass ASTM E-662

     

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    Is KYDEX® 100 chemically resistant to Skydrol?

    In-house results show no change for incidental up to 20 minutes. Submersion lowers Izod by about 25% after 24 hours. It is not recommended that this material be used in a setting where it would come in regular contract with Skydrol.

    Is KYDEX® 152 WG chemically resistant to acetone?

    No.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to 50% Hydrogen Peroxide?

    General Rigid PVC has excellent resistance up to 100% HP at room temperature.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to 7% Peracetic Acid and 7% Sodium Hydroxide?

    KYDEX®sheet has been tested to a 10% Sodium Hydroxide solution with no changes. KYDEX, LLC has not tested KYDEX®sheet to Peracetic Acid but general chemical resistance charts show Rigid PVC being chemically resistant to a 40% solution at room temperature.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to Battery acid?

    KYDEX®sheet should do very well against a 35-50% sulfuric acid solution.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to Chlorine Dioxide?

    No direct testing has been done, but general chemical resistant charts state that PVC has excellent resistance to chlorine dioxide.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to Cimperial 1070?

    No. It contains monoethanolamine at 5-10%, which is not recommended for use with PVC.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to Cydex disinfectants?

    They have not been tested, but Information on the Cydex site states it should be fine. There are material compatibility lists and PVC should be ok. Please contact Cydex for more information.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to diesel fuel?

    Yes, KYDEX®sheet is chemically resistant to diesel fuel.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to dog urine?

    No direct testing has been done, but KYDEX®sheet should be fine against urea and ammonia, which are the main chemicals in dog urine. KYDEX®sheet has been tested to ammonia with no changes. Urea in itself is fairly harmless and is found in milk and blood.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to hypochlor and phenol based solution?

    10% sodium hypochlorite (bleach) would be fine. .5% phenol based should be fine too but please test for suitability.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to iodine?

    Yes, a 10% solution is removed with a cleaner, according to NEMA testing.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to lacquer thinner?

    No. Lacquer thinner is not recommended.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to Methyl Salicylate (Wintergreen Oil)?

    Yes, KYDEX®sheet is chemically resistant to Methyl Salicylate.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to PU foam?

    Yes, but if it is injected between two KYDEX®sheet panels, the heat may warp the KYDEX®sheet, depending upon sheet thickness and foam temperature. Also, KYDEX®sheet can be sprayed with a solvent based contact cement to get a better bond.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to Quatclens, Actichlor, Adipic Acid or IMS?

    Most seem to be for clean rooms and should be ok but testing for suitability is highly suggested.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to sulfur and soluble chloride?

    It should be ok in lower concentrations. Test for suitability. See Technical Brief 120-A for details.

    Is KYDEX® sheet chemically resistant to Xylene?

    No, KYDEX®sheet is NOT chemically resistant to Xylene.

    Is KYDEX® sheet resistant to Chlorine?

    Dry chlorine is bad for PVC. 10% aqueous solution has been tested and is ok.

    What is the chemical resistance of KYDEX® sheet?

    KYDEX® sheet has outstanding chemical resistance to a wide range of chemicals. See Technical Brief 120-A for details.

     

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    Can KYDEX® sheet be cleaned easily?

    Yes. KYDEX® sheet can be cleaned with a wide range of household cleaners. See Technical Brief 160-A and Technical Brief 160-B for details.

    How can drywall dust and paint be cleaned off of textured KYDEX® sheet?

    It depends upon paint type and how deep the texture is. You could use Goof-Off or Goo-Gone but it may change the appearance slightly. See Technical Brief 160-A.

    What cleaners could I use for food trays ?

    Please see Technical Brief 160-A

     

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    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to Boltaron 4205: High temp?

    KYDEX® 6185.

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to Boltaron 4800: PMMA/PVC low smoke?

    KYDEX® 6200.

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to Boltaron 6530?

    KYDEX® T or KYDEX® 100.

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to Boltaron 6800: ABS/PVC FAR25.853a?

    KYDEX® 100 or KYDEX® T.

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to Boltaron 9815 & 9815E: PMMA/PVC low smoke/heat release?

    KYDEX® 6565, KYDEX® 5555, or KYDEX® 6565d

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to DKE 400: PMMA/PVC?

    KYDEX® 100.

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to DKE 450?

    KYDEX® T . DKE 450 is a PVC-Acrylic alloy that passes MVSS302 and has around 15 ft-lbs impact.

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to Empire 6800 and 6500?

    Either KYDEX® 100 or KYDEX® T could be used in its place.

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to EN212 Noryl?

    It needs to meet 94V-0, and have an oxygen index of 28 or better and Rockwell of 115. KYDEX® T or KYDEX® 100 would but Rockwells are around 95 for both.

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to F6000 (PC)?

    KYDEX® 100 (with a lower HDT)

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to HPL (Formica)?

    KYDEX® XDWG or KYDEX® XD.

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to R47 - PVC/Acrylic?

    KYDEX® 100 or KYDEX® T.

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to R52: FR T/F Grade?

    KYDEX® 100 or KYDEX® T.

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to R57: Aircraft?

    KYDEX® 100 or KYDEX® T. Please see Technical Brief 102 for more information.

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to R59: FR Thermoform (T/F) Grade?

    KYDEX® 100 or KYDEX® T. Please see Technical Brief 102 for more information.

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to R60: Aircraft?

    KYDEX® 100 or KYDEX® T.

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to R60LS(R61): Low smoke?

    KYDEX® 6200

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to R63: conductive ABS/PVC?

    None at this time

    Which KYDEX® sheet product is most similar to R86: weatherable?

    KYDEX® 510.

     

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    Can damaged KYDEX® sheet be repaired?

    Yes, but appearance may change. See Technical Brief 161 for suggestions.

    Can I bend or brake form KYDEX® sheet?

    Yes, KYDEX®sheet can be braked formed with some limitations. See Technical Brief 142 for details.

    Can I cut KYDEX® sheet with a laser?

    Yes, KYDEX® sheet can be cut with a laser with proper ventilation and precautions. Technical Brief 110-E for details.

    Can I hot stamp KYDEX® sheet?

    Yes, see Technical Brief 151-C for details.

    Can I perforate or punch KYDEX® sheet?

    Yes, KYDEX®sheet can be perforated and punched. See Technical Brief 153-B for details.

    Can I weld KYDEX® sheet?

    Yes, KYDEX® sheet can be welded using several techniques. See Technical Brief 151-B (ultrasonic) and Technical Brief 110-E (Hot air) for details.

    Can mechanical fasteners be used with KYDEX® sheet?

    Yes, see Technical Brief 151-A for details.

    Can you rout KYDEX® sheet?

    Yes. KYDEX®sheet is be easily routed. See Technical Brief 153-A for details.

    Does KYDEX, LLC do any fabrication work?

    No. KYDEX, LLC does not perform any secondary operations on the extruded sheet.

    How do I remove stress whitening for KYDEX® sheet?

    Stress whitening can be removed from KYDEX®sheet with the addition of localized heat. See Technical Brief 153-C for details.

    How do you cut KYDEX® sheet?

    There are several ways to cut KYDEX® sheet. See Technical Brief 153-A for details.

    What is the difference between High Frequency and Ultrasonic welding

    Ultrasonic welding subjects the plastic to sound waves at frequencies around 30-40kHz, which vibrates the plastic. High Frequency or Radio welding subjects the plastic to frequencies around 20-30MHz, which vibrates the molecules. Technical Brief 151-B.

     

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    What does the flame spread index mean?

    FSI is the area under the distance-time plot, which is ft/min. It can range from 0-200.

    What is Docket 90A (FRA-Fed Rail Admin)?

    See Technical Brief 111-D for details.

    What is E-84 UL723?

    See Technical Brief 111-E for details.

    What is FAR 25.853a i & ii (Vertical Burn) & JAR?

    See Technical Brief 111-C for details.

    What is FAR 25.853d (Smoke and Heat Release)?

    See Technical Brief 111-C for details.

    What is UL 746C?

    See Technical Brief 111-B for details.

    What is UL94?

    See Technical Brief 111-A for details.

     

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    Do you have an FDA product?

    Yes. KYDEX® 107 uses FDA approved ingredients and meets NSF Standard 51 for Food Zone applications. See Technical Brief 110-D for details.

    Is there an NSF KYDEX® sheet product?

    Yes, KYDEX® 107 meets NSF Standard 51 for Food Zone applications. Please see Technical Brief 110-D

    What kind of Fungus/Bacteria resistance (G21 and G22) does KYDEX sheet have?

    KYDEX sheet does not support fungal or bacterial growth. See Technical Brief 120-C for details.

     

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    Can I get KYDEX® XD in roll stock?

    Yes.

    Can you track production with the KYDEX, LLC order number?

    Yes.

    Do you have a chrome finish you can put on the KYDEX® sheet to raise the Heat Distortion Temperature (HDT)?

    No.

    Do you have screws and mounting grommet for a KYDEX® sheet Holster?

    No.

    Does DC Plate out-gas?

    Specs show very little out-gassing for DC Plate.

    Does KYDEX® sheet out-gas when thermoformed?

    Mostly lubricants. No HCl until it starts to burn above 425ºF

    How does KYDEX® sheet compare to SenoPlast?

    SenoPlast is an ABS/PC coextruded sheet with PMMA cap. Our gloss may be close to theirs in PA but our surface would scratch very easily and their HDT is greater. http://www.senoplast.com

    Is KYDEX® FST CTL available in all 8 textures offered by KYDEX?

    No. P-3 Velour Matte texture only.

    Is KYDEX® sheet similar to Polywall?

    KYDEX® sheet should work very similarly. This is being used as a moisture barrier on new construction inside walls. Visit http://www.parklandplastics.com/polywall.shtml

    What does IPC stand for?

    IPC is InPro Corp: InPro Corporation is a global leader of quality interior and exterior architectural products. Competes against Koroseal.

    What is Concealex?

    Concealex is a trade name of BladeTech for a product known as BOLTRON. BOLTRON is the trade name and registered product of the EMPIRE Plastics Company .

    What is ECCN ?

    Export Control Classification NumberKYDEX, LLC ECCN: NLR or "No License Required"

    What is Poisson's ratio for KYDEX® T?

    Poisson's Ratio is v = Lateral Strain/Axial Strain, i.e. when a sample is stretched in one direction, it tends to get thinner in the other two directions. Rigid PVC is around .38. Most plastics range from .3 to .4 Cork is 0 and Rubber is .5.

    What is the Cage code for KYDEX, LLC?

    CAGE Code (Commercial and Government Entity) is a 5 digit code that identifies companies doing business with the federal government First and last digits are numeric. KYDEX, LLC CAGE Code: 0HZM3

    What is the HS Tariff Code and does KYDEX® sheet meet this?

    HS Tariff Code : 3920.99.0000 “Other Plastic Sheet material”.

    What recommendations could you provide me for down gauging from ABS to KYDEX sheet?

    Normally, when switching from ABS to KYDEX sheet, one can usually down gauge about 10%. Areas that need to be evaluated first: 1) The part design (ribs, etc.). 2) Depth of draw. 3) Minimum wall thickness required. 4) Thermoforming processing cond

    Where can I find a list of library colors?

    View our color page here where you'll also find a link to download a PDF of our developed sample color libary.

     

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    Can I still get a sample chain of the original 36 sample colors?

    No, this sample set has been discontinued. The new set has 64 colors - if you have the old sample chain of 36 colors, please order a new set.

    Can KYDEX® sheet be stored outside?

    We do not recommend that KYDEX® sheet be stored outside.

    Can you explain CIE *L*a*b Colour Space?

    Sure. Please see Technical Brief 130-A for details about CIE *L*a*b colour space.

    Does KYDEX® sheet absorb water?

    Yes, but the absorption rate will be very low, around 0.05 – 0.10%. See Technical Brief 120-B for more information.

    Does KYDEX® sheet give off emissions during thermoforming?

    KYDEX® sheet does not out-gas harmful vapors unless it is exposed to extreme temperatures, those in excess of 410°F+. As noted in our MSDS, at temperatures above 425ºF hydrogen chloride gas will be emitted.

    Federal Colour Matches

    KYDEX®sheet is matched to many Federal Standard colors. See Technical Brief 131-B for details.

    Have some sample items been discontinued?

    Yes, our sample boxes change about every 12-18 months to accomodate new products and to display our new colors.

    How do I know if my samples chain is outdated?

    All of our samples which were released in the last 6 months have a label with an all-gray logo. If your labels have a green bar over the KYDEX, LLC 'E' — then it's time to order a new set.

    Is KYDEX® FST CTL available in custom colors?

    No. KYDEX® FST CTL is only available in the 8 colors displayed in the sample chain.

    Laminate Colour Matches

    KYDEX® sheet is matched to many laminate colors. Technical Brief 131-A.

    What are the effects of Gamma Radiation on KYDEX sheet?

    Gamma radiation tends to discolor and lower the physical porperties of KYDEX sheet, depending upon the grade. Technical Brief 122-B.

    What are the product capabilities and tolerances of KYDEX sheet?

    For Thickness Tolerances and Width & length tolerances see Technical Brief 101-A.

    What are your storage recommendations for KYDEX 6565, 6565d, and 5555

    Technical Brief 140-G for details

    What is Type 2 PVC?

    Type 2 PVC is high impact PVC. KYDEX would be considered Type 2 PVC.

     

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    Does KYDEX® sheet contain any residual thermal gradients?

    Yes. These occur during the cooling process after extrusion (residual internal stresses). As soon as the sheet is thermoformed there would be a new set of thermal gradients (residual stresses) introduced into the part.

    Is KYDEX® sheet transparent to X-rays?

    Read the MedRad Inc. Technical Article for more information.

    What are the acoustical properties of KYDEX® sheet?

    See Technical Brief 123 for details.

    What are the Dielectric (Radomes) properties of KYDEX® sheet?

    See Technical Brief 122-A for details.

    What are the HDT: Heat Distortion (Max Service Temp) properties of KYDEX® sheet?

    150-195ºF. Technical Brief 121-A for details.

    What are the Low Temp Impact (Min Service Temp) properties of KYDEX® sheet?

    Varies with product and application. See Technical Brief 121-B for details.

    What is the CLTE of KYDEX® T?

    3.83 x 10-5/degrees F. See Technical Brief 121-C for details.

    What is the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CLTE) of KYDEX sheet?

    Approximately 4.0 x 10^-5. See Technical Brief 121-C for details.

    What is the Density of KYDEX® sheet?

    Range from 1.31 to 1.55. Specific Gravity is grams/cm^3. See datasheets for specific gravities.

    What is the dielectric strength of KYDEX® Sheet?

    KYDEX® 100 has a Dielectric Strength of about 500 Volts/mil in a medium of oil and as high as 1000 Volts/mil in a medium of air.

    What is the Flash Temp and Self-ignition temp of KYDEX® sheet?

    735° and 849° respectively. See MSDS 101 for details.

    What is the Microwave transparency of KYDEX® sheet?

    KYDEX® sheet will be invisible to the typical microwave frequency, which is around 2.4GHz. We do not recommend using KYDEX® sheet in the microwave but it should do fine against incidental exposure. Blacks can absorb these frequencies and heat up.

    What is the permeability of KYDEX® sheet?

    The permeability constant measured at room temperature via ASTM D-895 is: 1.7 X 10-8g cm/hr cm2 mmHg This was measured for 0.187" KYDEX® 100.

    What is the RTI value for KYDEX® T?

    The relative thermal index (RTI) is 50ºC for all products under the UL listing The existing RTI listed for our products is based on the generic class of the material, i.e. rigid PVC and was not tested directly with KYDEX sheet products.

    What is the shelf life of KYDEX® 6565?

    KYDEX sheet does not have a known shelf life but we recommend KYDEX® 6565 that's over 6 months old to be dried according to Technical Brief 175.

    What is the Thermal Conductivity of KYDEX® 100/T?

    Thermal Conductivity (K) is the measure of the amount heat that will be transmitted through a 1" thick piece of material, 1 ft2 in size, in 1 hour, with a 1° F change. K = BTU-in/sq ft-hr-F = 1.1 BTU-in/sq ft-hr-F - tested in KYDEX® 100.

    Will KYDEX® sheet block wireless frequency for laptops?

    No, it should not.

    Will KYDEX® sheet float or sink in salt water?

    Sink. Density of water = 1.0 Density of salt water = 1.025 Density of KYDEX® sheet = 1.31 or greater

     

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    Can KYDEX® 152WG be used outside?

    No.

    Could I use KYDEX® sheet for external aircraft parts?

    Not recommended.

    Could KYDEX® sheet be used as flooring?

    Not recommended. It could become more slippery and would show scratches more easily than other choices.

    Do you have a non-FR grade of KYDEX® sheet?

    No. All KYDEX® sheet grades are fire retardant.

    Do you have a UV stable clear product?

    No.

    Do you have an FDA Anti-stat sheet?

    No.

    Do you have an injection molding grade of KYDEX® sheet?

    No. Contact Viking Polymers at (336) 454-1174.

    Do you have an NSF/FDA product?

    Yes, see Technical Brief 110-D for details.

    Do you have any non-PVC products?

    No, except DC Plate which comes in PC, PMMA, as well as PVC.

    Do you have any product with a flame spread of <20?

    KYDEX® 6565 and KYDEX® 6200 are lower than 20. Other products have not been tested but should also be very low. To read more, please visit our Products page under Aviation Interiors and Mass Transit Interiors, respectively.

    Do you make any rubber floor matting?

    No.

    Do you make anything that is Halogen free?

    No.

    Do you make dry erase board?

    No. Please try Koroseal.

    Do you offer KYDEX® sheet in clear?

    No.

    Do you sell annealed sheet?

    No. KYDEX® sheet can be annealed by placing it in a drying room at 150ºF for 16-24 hours.

    Do you sell any profile compound to match KYDEX® sheet ?

    No. Contact Viking Polymers at (336) 454-1174.

    Do you sell perforated KYDEX® sheet?

    We do not perforate or stock perforated sheet. See Technical Brief 153-B for details.

    Do you supply 8110-3 forms?

    No, not anymore as ordered by the FAA.

    Does KYDEX offer a UL 94 5V product for outdoor use?

    Yes, KYDEX® 510 carries a 5V rating and is a more appropriate material for outdoor use.  Please see Technical Brief 111-A for more information regarding UL 94 ratings.

    Does KYDEX, LLC make an EMI shielded product?

    No.

    Does KYDEX, LLC make Dry Erase Board?

    No. Please visit walltalkers.com.

    How will KYDEX® sheet work for high-voltage box covers?

    Will depend on thickness and voltage. See Technical Brief 122-A for details.

    Is KYDEX® sheet okay to use for a lid to a Biohazard container?

    Yes. Kydex®sheet has very good chemical resistance. See Technical Brief 120-A for details.

    What are your best Thermoformable grades?

    KYDEX® T, KYDEX® 100 (although all grades are thermoformable)

    What is the best product for low Flame Spread (ASTM E-162 & Smoke E-662)?

    KYDEX® 6200 passes ASTM E-162 and E-662. Please see Technical Brief 111-D for details.

    What is your High Heat Distortion (HDT) product?

    KYDEX® 6185 is our highest heat distortion grade. See Technical Brief 121-A and the KYDEX® 6185 datasheet for details.

    What materials meet Building Code - Class 1/A (E-84, UL723)?

    KYDEX® 110KYDEX® 152 WG, KYDEX® XD, KYDEX® XDWG & KYDEX® XD03. See See Technical Brief 111-E for details.

    What product could be used for battery cases?

    KYDEX® T or KYDEX® 100 and KYDEX® V (utility grade sheet) as long as sulfuric acid is 30% or below. See Technical Brief 120-A for details.

    What product is best suited for Aircraft (Low Smoke / Heat Release)?

    KYDEX® 6565 or KYDEX® 5555, whcih passes FAR 25.853a and d. For small parts: KYDEX® 100 or KYDEX® T, which passes FAR 25.853a.

    What product is best suited for Holsters and Knife Sheaths?

    See Technical Brief 144 for details.

    What product is best suited for Medical applications?

    See our list of medical grade products here.

    What product is best suited for Outdoor (UV) use?

    KYDEX® 510 is our most appropriate material for outdoor use. 

    What product is best suited for Prosthetics?

    Due to its high impact, KYDEX® 100 is best suited for prosthetic devices.

    What product is best suited for Radomes(antenna covers)?

    KYDEX® 510 and sometimes KYDEX® 100. See Technical Brief 122-A for details.

    What product should be used for covering thickness for hotels?

    .040" to .060" should be sufficient unless a good deal of abuse is expected.

    What product would be best suited for a space heater housing?

    Could reach 160ºF +. We would not recommend any product except possibly KYDEX® 6185. This FAQ is not a guarantee that KYDEX® 6185 will work for any heater housing application.

    What product would be best suited for animal cages?

    KYDEX® 100 and KYDEX® T.

    What type of KYDEX sheet could be used for Freezers?

    Technical Brief 121-B for details.

     

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    Are there any post-forming UV sprays that can be applied to KYDEX® sheet?

    Yes, See Technical Brief 152-D for details.

    Can 6.35mm (0.250") KYDEX® sheet be cut with a water jet?

    Yes, but it needs to have an abrasive added to get a clean edge.

    Can I cut KYDEX® sheet with a wafer wheel (used for metal)?

    No, this will most likely create too much heat and melt the plastic.

    Can KYDEX® sheet be painted?

    Yes, See Technical Brief 152-A for details.

    Can KYDEX® sheet be sanded if gouged?

    Yes, but the gloss and texture may not match surrounding area.

    Can KYDEX® sheet be screen printed?

    Yes, See Technical Brief 152-B for details.

    Could I profile wrap to MDF?

    The sheet would need to be thin and an EVA adhesive should be used, but it still may not work well.

    Have any routing tests been performed to determine chip resistance of KYDEX® sheet?

    No, but visit www.plasticrouting.com (Onsrud Cutting) and search for bits for KYDEX® sheet.

    How should 0.028" thick KYDEX® be cut?

    Scoring it with utility knife will work best.

    Is KYDEX, LLC listed at UL for metalized parts (UL746C)?

    No, KYDEX, LLC has not completed any testing, although Electrodag 550 is listed on the UL site for KYDEX® T (UL File# QMRX2.E88671)

    Is PK texture ok for screen printing?

    Yes. All textures are printable although the quality of the end product wil be determined by depth of texture. PK is relatively shallow.

     

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    Are the JAA/FAA and JAR/FAR specs the same?

    It appears that for the most part these specs mirror each other. The JAA specs are the Joint Aviation Authority and the JAR specs are Joint Aviation (airworthiness) Requirements.

    Are there any Coast Guard Certifications for KYDEX® sheet?

    No.

    Could you provide me with some information on FM 4880 Class 1 Testing?

    FM 4880 Class 1 and ASTM E-84 Class 1 are for two different tests. Any FM approved products would be labeled/classified as “FM Approved Class 1” and would carry the FM Approval Mark.

    Do you have a product that meets Kodak spec P1048?

    No, but KYDEX® 100 would be closest.

    Do you have a product that meets UL 945V and 60ºC continuous use temp?

    KYDEX® 100 would work.

    Do you have a product that would meet CA Technical Brief 133? It has to be self-extinguishing.

    No. California Technical Bulletin 133, unlike other tests, requires that a fully upholstered seating unit, not just its components, pass a full scale open flame burn test.

    Do you have UL1995? And, what is it?

    No, we do not. It is the heat pump spec for Water Pik®.

    Do you make a product to meet 25/50 for flame spread and smoke?

    No. Please see Technical Brief 111-E.

    Do you meet any CSI specs? (Construction Specification Institute)

    No.

    Does KYDEX® 6565 meet ASTM D-3029 at 200ksi for Flex?

    Flex is ASTM D-790 and KYDEX® 6565 is over 400ksi. D-3029 is now D-5420 and is a dropdart test.

    Does KYDEX® sheet meet ASTM D-4802?

    No, D-4802 is a spec for Polyacrylic sheet (80% acrylic), which KYDEX® sheet is no;, and it specifies category, finish and UV type.

    Does KYDEX® sheet meet BMS 8-86 Type III?

    No, we have not tested to this spec.

    Does KYDEX® sheet meet Bombardier/de Havilland DHMS P1.09?

    Yes, DHMS P 1.09: This spec was written for KYDEX ® sheet and covers the requirements for self-extinguishing thermoplastic sheet material manufactured from a blend of acrylic-polyvinyl chloride.

    Does KYDEX® sheet meet Docket 90A?

    Yes, KYDEX® 6200 does, which pertains to ASTM E-162(Flame Spread) and E-662 (Smoke).

    Does KYDEX® sheet meet FED LP392?

    No.

    Does KYDEX® sheet meet FMVSS302?

    KYDEX® 100 and KYDEX® T meet FMVSS302, which is the same as FAR 25.853a APP F,1,(a),1,IV horizontal burn test. Most KYDEX, LLC products will meet this standard easily.

    Does KYDEX® sheet meet IEC 60695 11-5?

    No, this is a Needle-flame test and no product has been tested to this.

    Does KYDEX® sheet meet LIRR LIS-210E-M35?

    KYDEX® 6200 meets Long Island Rail Road LIS-210E-M35.

    Does KYDEX® sheet meet Lockheed C22-1098 or 1115?

    No only STM 22-006/01 for KYDEX® 6565.

    Does KYDEX® sheet meet Mill 19904?

    No, MIL P.19904: Plastics Sheet, ABS Terpolymer, Rigid, is for ABS and we have not tested to this spec. This spec was canceled in 1990 and was not replaced.

    Does KYDEX® sheet meet NFPA 130?

    We have not tested to NFPA 130, but this test calls for ASTM 162 and 662 so the product would be KYDEX® 6200.

    Does KYDEX® sheet meet NFPA 701 or 705?

    No, KYDEX® sheet does not meet either Spec. NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association) 701: NFPA 705 Recommended Practice for a Field Flame Test for Textiles and Films.

    Does KYDEX® sheet meet UL2043 or UL945VA at .187?

    Not UL 2043. KYDEX® sheet does meet UL945VA at .118" and above in all products listed at UL.

    Does KYDEX® T meet 5VB at .187

    Yes, 5VA at .125".

    Does KYDEX® T meet ISO 10993?

    No, we have not tested to ISO 10993. This is a biological skin irritation test.

    Does KYDEX® T meet the ASTM D-635 flammability spec.

    This has not been tested, but ASTM D-635 is basically the same as UL std. 94.

    What ASTM QUV test method do you use?

    ASTM D-4329, Cycle C

    What does (Die) testing mean?

    This would test the die cutting capabilities of KYDEX sheet. Should not be a problem.

    What is the difference between ASTM D-5420 and D-3029 (Dropdart)?

    ASTM D-3029 Method G became D-5420, Method F became another spec. Method G is then broken into more specific geometries (GA, GB, GC, GD, and GE) We can do and have tested to GE and GB.

    What is USP 797 and do you meet it?

    Not directly. It appears KYDEX® sheet would have to meet an ISO Class 5 (or Fed Stnd 209E – Class 100) according to U.S. Pharmacopeia's (USP) Chapter 797.

    What meets Bell Helicopter's 299-947-160 class V?

    This is the flammability part of Bell's 209-947-508. Part V is for VERTICAL burn, which KYDEX® 100 meets. KYDEX® 100 meets Calls I Type I of the overall spec of 209-947-508.

    What meets Radiant Panel (RP200)? This is ASTM E-162 Flame Spread Test

    All products probably will but only KYDEX® T grey is listed at UL with a rating of RP15, which is the best. The only other products tested to ASTM E-162 are KYDEX® 6565 and KYDEX® 6200.

    What product meets 100/100?

    KYDEX® 657 met 100/100, but this is no longer offered in our product lines. KYDEX® 6565 took its place and passes 65/65 for heat release.

    What product meets BAMS 540-009?

    KYDEX® 100 meets BAMS 540-009.

    What product meets DMS 1631?

    KYDEX® 100 meets DMS 1631 Type 2, Grade B and is listed on the Qualified Product List in thicknesses of .028" and greater.

    What product meets STM 22-006?

    KYDEX® 6565 is the qualified product conforming to STM22-006/01B. Lockheed's Engineering Purchasing Specification (EPS) number for this material is G22.8509. KYDEX® 100 is procured to commercial specification and conforms to EPS G22.8505.

    What products have been tested to UL 746C and do you meet NEMA 4 rating?

    KYDEX® 100 meets portions of UL 746C but have not been certified to a NEMA 4 rating.

    Who is your Burn certification test lab?

    Herb Curry in Mt. Vernon, IN  |  812-838-6703

     

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    Are there ways to determine the final wall thickness of parts?

    Yes, see Technical Brief 140-Ffor details.

    Can KYDEX® sheet be formed on Flash Heating Systems?

    Yes, see Technical Brief 140-D for details.

    Can KYDEX® sheet be Vacuum Laminated and Membrane Pressed?

    Yes, see Technical Brief 141-B for details.

    Do you have information on the fundamentals of thermoforming?

    Yes, see Technical Brief 140-A for details.

    Does KYDEX® sheet have to be dried? (Shelf Life)

    Generally, no; but see Technical Brief 140-B and Technical Brief 140-E for details.

    How do you dry KYDEX® 6565?

    Drying is generally not required except in high humidity conditions. If the material needs to be dried, it should be dried at 68°C (155°F) or about 15° below the products HDT for 16 hours for 3.20mm (0.125”) thickness. [2mm for 10 hours and 6.4mm for 24 hours.]

    What are the Thermoforming Temperature Ranges for KYDEX® sheet?

    See Technical Brief 140-B, Technical Brief 140-C, Technical Brief 140-A and Technical Brief 140-E for details.

    What is the Mold shrinkage of KYDEX sheet?

    Mold Shrinkage for male molds is 0.4% - 0.6% and female molds, 0.5% - 0.7%. See See Technical Brief 140-B, Technical Brief 140-C and Technical Brief 140-E for details.

     

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    Are there any post-forming UV-protectant sprays available for KYDEX® sheet?

    Yes, see Technical Brief 152-D, for details.

    Can KYDEX® 100 be used outdoors?

    No, but KYDEX®100 does fairly well in light colours (white, beige, grays).

    Can KYDEX® 152WG or KYDEX® 110 be used outdoors?

    No, these products are not recommended for outdoor use.

    Can KYDEX® 510 be used outdoors?

    Yes, all colours (UV one side only-capped) are UL94 Listed.

    Can KYDEX® T be used outdoors?

    No, KYDEX® T sheet has very poor UV Resistance.

     

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