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Solid PVC sheets

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Everything you need to know about hard PVC sheet

Hard PVC is a popular material for both interior and exterior applications. These panels are relatively heavy, especially if you compare them with foamed PVC sheets, which are twice as light. Solid PVC sheet is resistant to chemical substances. This type of sheet is therefore ideal for making drip trays or sinks for chemical substances. In addition, hard PVC sheets will not crack and are therefore vandal proof.

Applications of solid PVC sheets

Hard PVC is widely used in the advertising industry. For example, the sheets are used for displays, billboards and stand material. Hard PVC sheets are also popular in the chemical industry, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. Also consider applications such as insulation, filling strips and electrical boxes.

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

Types of rigid PVC

Rigid PVC sheets are available in the colours white and dark grey. We offer the sheets in a range of thicknesses from 0.5 mm to 20 mm.

Working with hard PVC

Hard PVC is solid and easy to work with. You can drill, cut, laser, paint, letter, mill, weld, turn and glue with a special PVC glue. You can also deform this type of sheet with heat and saw with a circular or jigsaw.

Properties of rigid PVC

  • Chemical and heat resistant (up to max. 70 ° C)
  • Electrically insulating
  • Self-extinguishing
  • Flameproof
  • Easy to machine
  • Shockproof
  • UV resistant
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor applications

Maintenance of solid PVC

Solid PVC requires little maintenance. With normal use of the sheet material, in a relatively clean environment, you only need to clean the panels once or twice a year. Check our tips for cleaning PVC.

Useful to know:
PVC is a static plastic that attracts dust quickly. Treat the panel with a special antistatic cleaner for plastic sheets.

Description

Solid PVC sheets are relatively heavy, especially compared to their foamed PVC counterpart. PVC foam sheets weigh half as much, but they lack the same chemical resistance. Solid PVC is a firm material that is easy to work with. Even without any experience drilling, sawing and milling are easy tasks to accomplish. In our range we offer solid PVC sheets in the colours white, dark grey and transparent. The sheet thicknesses vary from 0.5 mm to 20 mm. Solid PVC sheets in the colour dark grey can be cut to your desired size.

Characteristics of solid PVC sheets

The solid PVC sheets have a smooth surface with a silk gloss finish. The engineering plastic has chemical resistant qualities which makes it the ideal choice for applications in the chemical industry. Additionally, solid PVC is electrically insulating, self-extinguishing and is evenly coloured down to the core of the sheet. When heated, the sheets are pliable and easy to shape into complex forms. Solid PVC can endure temperatures up to a maximum of 70°C, but only for a short period of time. Low temperatures, on the other hand, are no problem. Painting and gluing the material is possible, but only with the proper preparations and products. An adhesive bond can only be achieved by using special PVC glue. Solid PVC are well suited for the following applications: aquariums, electricity closets and boxes, drip trays and sinks that come in contact with chemicals. All products for cleaning and gluing solid PVC sheets are available in our online shop.

Ordering hard PVC sheets cut to size

It’s quick and easy to order hard PVC sheets easily and quickly. We will cut it to size for you. We deliver orders within 48 hours and you will receive updates about the status of your order via email.

Questions?

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