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Products > Engineering > Polyvinyl Chloride > Rigid

PVC Rigid
PVC is the largest polymer in the vinyl group and the most versatile of the thermoplastics. It’s wide range of properties and self extinguishing characteristics make PVC unique. It is non-corrosive, chemical and oil resistant material that is impervious to water. It has excellent electrical insulation properties. Can be cut, shaped, drilled and bent.

Colours: Clear, Grey or White
1.5, 3.0, 4.5, 6.0, 8.0, 10, 12, 15, 20mm
Sheet Sizes: 1220*2440

Easy to thermoform and bend
Resistant to chemical and corrosive environments

Highest fire rating
Excellent electrical and thermal insulation
High impact strength
Weather resistant

Easy Fabrication Installation with conventional tools.


Chemical Process Industries
Food Grade - available upon request


Density 1.4 g/cm3
Tensile Strength at Yield 52 MPa
Tensile Strength at Break 40 MPa
Elongation at Break 75%
Tensile Modulus 2,900 MPa
Flexural Strength 80 MPa
Flexural Modulus 3,050 MPa
Izod Impact Strength Notched 122 J/m
Impact Falling Weight (ISO 6603/1) 95J
Rockwell Hardness 97R
Service Temperature Range 0 oC to +50 oC
Heat Deflection Temperature (1.82 MPa) 65-68 oC
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion 6.7 x 10-5/ oC
Thermal Conductivity 0.15 W/m K

Helpful Hints:

  • For both band and circular saws use blades with a minimum tooth set, and about 8 to 10 teeth per inch
  • Prevent overheating by feeding slowly
  • Use low machining speeds for turning and shaping and to assure easy removal of machining chips
  • Between 130oC and140oC (266oF and 284oF)  sheets become formable and can then be formed, press molded or blow formed
  • Use conventional drills, but be certain to remove drill chips in order to avoid overheating of the sheet. Also, use slow rate of penetration.
  • Sheets can be bonded with conventional solvent based PVC adhesives  extruded PVC sheets are weldable by the hot-air welding process conventionally used for PVC.


Disclaimer: WA Plastics has provided the details in this Data sheet in good faith and it should only be used as a general guide. For further information please contact WA Plastics direct.