Kydex Sheet, Rod, Film & Tube
An acrylic-polyvinyl chloride alloy manufactured by Kleerdex, Kydex is thermoformed plastic that combines the best of both materials. With the superior rigidity and formability of acrylic and the chemical resistance, finish rating and toughness of PVC, Kydex is placed at the highest level among the thermoformables. Kydex demonstrates an elasticity in flexure of 330,000 psi while scoring a 90 on the Rockwell R scale and has excellent abrasion resistance. Kydex exhibits much high rigidity and less deformity under load, making it particularly suitable for deep formed parts with thin wall sections.
Kydex sheet is a high quality specialty product. Kydex typically should be considered for applications requiring any or all of the following: fire retardancy, high impact resistance, rigidity, superior chemical resistance, and thermoformability.
Kydex sheet is typically not a cost effective substitute for cheaper thermoplastics such as polyethylene, styrene, or cheap ABS, unless those materials are not performing satisfactorily. Kydex sheet can be very competitive and effective as an alternative to painted metal, fire retardant ABS, Noryl, Lexan (polycarbonate), etc.
Available in sheet, rod, film, and tube, there are a complete range of Kydex grades, colors, sheet sizes and textures available to meet most demanding applications. For larger quantities, different colors, textures or grad, please call for a quote.Industry Tradenames: Kydex, Eslon DS, Kydex 100, Kydex 100 AS, Kydex 152WG, Kydex GND, Kydex T, Kydex 110, Kydex 2200LT, Kydex 430, Kydex 510, Kydex 5555, Kydex 6185, Kydex 6200, Kydex 6503, Kydex 6565, Kydex FST, Kydex FST03, Kydex V, Kydex V103, Kydex XD 3D, Kydex XD MB, Kydex XD03 and Kydex XDWG.
Nationwide Plastics is proud of our reputation as “the authority on plastics manufacturing and distribution,” and make sure that we understand both your application and your requirements so that we will provide you with high quality, tight tolerance products that meet your specifications. Offering a variety of Kydex machining and fabrication services, we will work with you to select the most effective and efficient manufacturing process for your Kydex machined part and manufacture the part to your exact specifications.
Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with over 20 pieces of equipment to provide custom plastic turning, milling, routing and sawing services. We specialize in manufacturing large parts and our equipment is designed to process parts up to 148’ or longer, with tolerances to +/- .001, depending on the material. Call Nationwide Plastics today for all of your Kydex machining needs.