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 free of charge and will be ready for delivery within 48 hours.
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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.