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Forex® boards

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Everything you need to know about Forex® PVC sheet

Forex® PVC sheets are foamed plastic sheets. Forex® is one of the best-known manufacturers of Poly Vinyl Chloride or PVC. These sheets consist of a hard top layer and a foamed core. This makes the sheet 2 x as light, but just as sturdy as solid PVC sheets. You can use these UV-resistant plates for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Applications of Forex® PVC sheets

Foamed PVC from Forex® is easy to print so the sheets are ideal for use as advertising boards and for signing applications. PVC is also fire-resistant and insulates sound and heat. PVC is also frequently used in the construction industry, for example, as covering for walls and ceilings.

Tip: Want to learn more about the difference between hard and soft PVC? Read our blog: What is PVC?

Types of Forex® PVC sheets

You can order Forex® plastic sheets in 2 mm or 4 mm thickness. All foamed PVC sheets from Forex® are white in colour.

Working with Forex® PVC

Forex® PVC is easy to machine and offers excellent adhesion to various printing and painting techniques. You can drill, saw, glue, paint and mill these sheets.

Properties of Forex® PVC sheets

  • Lightweight
  • UV resistant
  • Easy to machine
  • Impact resistant

Maintenance of PVC

Forex requires little maintenance. With normal use (for example for indoor applications) in a relatively clean environment, you only need to clean the panel once or twice a year. View our tips for cleaning PVC.

Description

At Plasticsheetsshop.co.uk we stock a large range of Forex® boards. Forex® is one of the most renowned producers of Polyvinylchloride (PVC) sheet material. Our Forex® boards are foamed PVC sheets, also known as Foamex. The sheets have a dense, hard top layer and a foamed core. This makes foamed PVC just as sturdy as Solid PVC at only half the weight.  Forex® boards are an ideal material for any do-it-yourselver. The sheets are easy to handle and lend themselves for painting or printing on the top layer. Foamed PVC sheets are UV resistant, but only suitable for indoor applications. The sheets come with a protective film on one side to prevent damage from transport and handling. The Forex® boards are cut to size and will be ready for delivery within 48 hours.

Characteristics of Forex® PVC boards

Forex® is a brand of Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) and it is important to realise that there are two varieties of PVC: foamed PVC and solid PVC. Forex® only produces foamed PVC. Forex® is a lightweight plastic; as it weighs less than half a gram per square centimetre. Foamed PVC weighs half as much as solid PVC, making it easy to handle and a choice material for advertising and sign making. Especially, since Forex® PVC boards are also suitable for several printing methods. Many advertising signs in stores are made of foamed PVC. The surface of the material is smooth, but not hard like solid PVC sheets. Forex® boards have a foamed PVC core, which makes the material so light. Foamed PVC sheets have other useful and important characteristics, for example: they are fire retardant and heat and sound insulating. Additionally, the versatile material is suitable for alterations such as gluing, drilling, sawing and cutting, making the material a common choice in construction.

Solid PVC sheets are significantly heavier and stronger than Forex® boards, making them more durable and abrasion resistant. Solid PVC sheets are extremely workable, so sawing and milling are easy tasks. The material tends to keep its shape really well, making it suitable for precision work. Due to this shape stability, solid PVC sheets lends itself for brace material applications (adjustment and filling sheets) in heavy duty machinery. Another important quality is solid PVC’s high chemical resistance, which makes the material popular for applications in laboratories and in the chemicals industry. Finally, PVC is well known for being electrically insulating. Solid PVC is therefore commonly used as electric tubing and to cover electric equipment.

Order Forex® PVC sheets cut to size

Order Forex® PVC easily and quickly in our webshop. We cut it to size for you. You will receive the order within 48 hours and we will send you updates about the status of your order via email.

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