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KYDEX® sheet, depending on the grade used, offers various flammability ratings and is used for applications requiring extremely stringent flammability requirements.
Please refer to the Kydex® Thermoforming Guide for information on thermoforming temperature ranges, mold characteristics (draft angles, radius, mold shrinkage, etc.) for make and female molds.
The impact resistance of the Kydex® sheet is grade dependent, per the following examples:
|Kydex® T||15 ft-lbs/in||801 J/m|
|Kydex® 100||18 ft-lbs/in||953 J/m|
|For impact values and other physical properties of any Kydex® sheet grade, call our customer service department.|
The low temperature impact of Kydex® sheet is grade-dependent, per the following examples:
|Kydex® T||+73° F +23° C
-40° F -40° C
|Kydex® 100||+73° F +23° C
-40° F 40° C
The HDT of Kydex® sheet is grade dependant, per the following examples:
|Kydex® 100||173° F (78.33° C)|
|Kydex® T||168° F (75.56° C)|
|Kydex® 6185||185° F (85° C)|
For HDT values and other physical properties of any Kydex® sheet grade, contact our customer service department.
Yes, Kydex® 150 sheet meets the Class 1/A up to 0.050″ gauge and Kydex® 160 sheet meets Class 1/A up to 0.093″ (UL recognized) and 0.125″ (Independent testing).
Yes, for the screen printing ink types and mixtures recommended contact Emco Plastics.
Kydex® sheet has outstanding chemical resistance and resistance to a large range of cleaners.
Yes, for safety and health issues involving laser cutting and hot gas welding of Kydex® sheet, please refer to Tech Brief 137 for details.
See the following table:
|BS 476 (part 6 class 1)||Fire tests on Building Materials and Structures – method of test for fire propagation for products.||Kydex® 100, Kydex® T|
|BS 476 (part 7 class 1)||Method for Classification of the surface spread of flame of products.||Kydex® 100, Kydex® T, Kydex® V100|
|BS 476 (part 7 class 1Y)||Method for Classification of the surface spread of flame of products||Kydex® 510, Kydex® T (1-6mm), Kydex® 100 (1-6mm)|
|EC 95/28/EG Directive||Burning behaviors of materials used in interior construction of certain categories of motor vehicles|
|DIN 5510-2||Classification of burning behavior||Kydex® T 0.7mm S4, ST2, SR2, 6.2mm S4, ST2, SR1; Kydex 100 0.9mm S4, ST1, SR2, 6.5mm S4, ST1, SR2; Kydex 6200 0.9mm S4, ST2, SR2, 6.8mm S4, ST2, SR2|
|DIN 4102-B1||Behavior of building materials, classification of burning||Kydex® 100 (0.7mm only); Kydex® 200 (0.7mm only); Kydex® 6200 (0.7mm only)|
|M||French Epiradateur Test – Ignitability (Classification or reaction to fire)||Kydex® 161 (0.7-6.4mm) M1; Kydex T (0.7mm) M1; Kydex® T (3.2- 6.4mm) M2|
|RIPH||Royal Institute of Public Health Conformance to Standard of Hygienic Merit|
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