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PVC – Type I Grey

PVC – Type I Grey

PVC sheet and rod are bondable, durable and are fire rated

PVC – Polyvinyl Chloride

PVC Type I, PVC Type II, Clear PVC and CPVC


Type 1 Gray PVC Sheet

Rigid Vinyl products offer an excellent blend of physical properties, low cost, and ease of fabrication.

Use in the corrosion resistant markets extensively. Most familiar as household sprinkler pipe, but a workhorse in the industrial market in large sheet and rod. Most common trade names : Boltaron®, Simona®, Geon®, Vintec®, Corazan® and others.

PVC sheet and rod materials can be chemically glued together (think PVC pipe and fittings), but also in larger applications PVC is heat welded together, similar to Polypropylene and Polyethylene materials.

Type I and Type II PVC Differences

Type I has a high corrosion resistance and normal impact properties.

Type II is a high impact modified formula with low chemical resistance.

Here at Industrial Plastic Supply we generally stock a wide variety of PVC Type I material.

PVC Type 1 is a very chemical resistant performance plastic that out performs most other low cost materials.

 

Foam PVC Sheet

Foam PVC sheet (AKA closed-cell PVC foamboard) is a light weight extruded sheet made with a closed cell structure. Learn more.

 

More about CPVC and other Specialty Materials

Machined PVC rod into valve body

Why you should use PVC:

  • High Impact strength material
  • Exceptionally Corrosion Resistant
  • Relative low cost
  • Bondable and machinable
  • Self-extinguishing characteristics
  • Good overall physical properties
  • Excellent flame retardant material – UL 94 V-0
  • Flame spread under 20 per ASTM-E 84
  • Exceptional chemical resistance
  • Extremely durable and impact resistant
  • Unsurpassed bonding and welding properties
  • Conforms to ASTM-D-1784-99 Class 12454-B (formerly Type 1 Grade 1)
  • PVC is ITAR compliant, and PVC is RoHS compliant

Frequently used in:Boltaron 1050E now Simona Type 1 PVC

  • Chemical processing
  • Water and waste treatment
  • Drains and vents
  • Credit cards
  • Blister packaging
  • Pump and Valve components
  • Vinyl Siding
  • Irrigation

Material Available As:

Sheet:
.060″ -3″ in 48″ X 96″ Gray Type 1 Sheet (General Purpose) Also available: Type II, White, Clear and CPVC sheet
Rod:
.250″ -12″ Diameter Gray Type I Rod (General Purpose) in up to 120″ lengths (above 3″ in 60″ lengths) 1/4″ – 7″ diameter. CPVC in up to 120″ Lengths (above 3″ in 60″ lengths)
Tubing:
Available in square and Rectangular Tube- Call for Information Clear Flexible Tubing available in a variety of sizes – Call for information
Special Formulations:
Square bar, angle bar, hex bar, custom sizes, formulations, profiles and colors.

Typical Resin Properties for Type 1 PVC sheet and rod

These properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed nor implied.

Polysulfone

High Performance Plastics

Polysulfone – PSU

Polysulfone is an amazing, machinable medical grade performance plastic


Polysulfone- PSU

This material is used frequently in the Medical and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. Common use in Aircraft, Aerospace and Appliance Manufacturing.This amber colored plastic material is machinable and can be used in a wide range of instrumentation applications.

Polysulfone is a popular material for tight tolerance and high heat. Excellent for Electrical and Electronic, Medical Instruments and Trays. Polysulfone – PSU has several trade names: Tecason S®, Unifone®, Ensifone®, Thermalux®, Udel®, Ultrason® and others. Polyarylsulfone (PAS) also falls into this family. 

Why use Polysulfone – PSU:

  • Excellent Mechanical and Electrical Properties
  • Very Dimensionally Stable
  • Repeat Sterilization and Autoclavable
  • UL 94 V-O @.176? thickness
  • Easily Machinable and Chemical Resistance

This materials is…an amorphous high performance thermoplastic material that has proven performance at elevated temperatures. Great mechanical properties with thermal stability allow for its use in load bearing applications over broad temperature ranges and close tolerance.

  • 320ºF Continuous Use Temperature
  • Flammability Rated at UL 94 V-0
  • High Impact Resistance
  • Low Moisture Absorption
  • Chemically Resistant To Many Acids and Solvents
  • Gamma Radiation Resistance

Polysulfone is ITAR compliant, and Polysulfone is RoHS compliant. 

Applications – Frequently used in:

  • Food Equipment and Dairy Processing
  • Wear and Slide machined parts
  • Electronics Manufacturing and Fixtures
  • Pistons, Manifolds, Timing Screws, Scraper Blades
  • Food Processing Forming Dies

Materials Available As

Sheet – Plate

.032″ (1/32″) – 3.0″ in Natural (Amber Transparent) in 24″ X 48″

Round Rod:

.250″ – 6.0″ diameter in Natural (Amber Transparent) in various lengths

Film:

.001″ – .029″ in Natural (Amber Transparent) in 24″ wide roll stock, minimums apply

Tube:

Call with your requirements, many sizes available, minimums apply

Special Formulations:

Non standard colors, thickness, size or formula, please call for details

General PropertyASTM TestTypical Value
Specific GravityD7921.24
Tensile Strength YieldD63810,200
Izod Impact – NotchedD2561.3
Hardness – RockwellD785R120
Deflection Temp @ 264psiD648345
Deflection Temp @ 66 psiD648358
Co. Thermal ExpansionD6963.1X10-5
Polysulfone sheet and rod are excellent for chemical resistance and high heat applications

These properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed nor implied.

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate

Tuffak Polycarbonate is tough, impact resistant and energy efficient

Polycarbonate

Superior Impact Stength


High Impact Polycarbonate Sheet and Rod

Polycarbonate sheet material is used frequently for shields, guards, and containment barriers.

It can be cold or heat bent to most configurations. A popular material manufactured by several companies: Lexan® by SABIC, Tuffak® by Plaskolite (formerly Makrolon® by Covestro), Zelux® by Westlake, Unicar® by Nytef Div of Polymer, Ensicar® by Ensinger, Cyrolon®, Polygal®, Plazit®, Tuffak® GP, Paltuf®, Texin®.

Today, there are numerous versions of these Polycarbonate resins, produced by a dozen different resin manufacturers; however Lexan® and Makrolon® still lead the field.

In addition to the large number of resin manufacturers, there are also dozens of extruders that can produce the Polycarbonate in Sheet or rod.

The leaders are Tuffak Plaskolite (formerly Covestro), SABIC Lexan and Plazit Polygal. All three have extrusion equipment in the USA and produce high clarity and high quality Polycarbonate sheet.

Some of the leaders in the Thick Plate and Rod extrusion are Ensinger, Westlake, Rochling, Polymer and Gehr Plastics.

polycarbonate-sheet-riot-shields, protection for police officers

Why you should use Polycarbonate:

Polycarbonate sheet is a common material for a variety of glazing applications, impact resistant shields and formed parts. Polycarbonate Sheet and Rod are generally produced from plastic resin produced by two main plastic resin manufacturers:

1) Plaskolite (formerly Covestro Plastic) produce Tuffak® Polycarbonate (formerly Makrolon®) sheets as well as a full line of Acrylic Sheet and Acrylic Mirror materials.

2) SABIC (Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation) Plastic, producing a wide range of plastic resins including: Lexan® Polycarbonate, Cycolac®, ABSNoryl®- Poly Phenylene Oxide (PPO)Ultem® 1000 and Ultem® 2300 PEI resins.

The general purpose Polycarbonate resins are about the same as they were when they were first invented. The research on this resin started in 1898, but was first perfected by Bayer in Germany and was patented and registered in 1955. Amazingly, one week after the first invention by Bayer, Daniel Fox at General Electric in New York, independently synthesized a branched Polycarbonate resin.

Both companies filed for US Patents in 1955, and agreed that the company lacking priority would be granted a license to the technology. The patent was resolved in Bayer’s favor and Bayer began commercial production under the trade name Makrolon® in 1958.

GE Plastics began production under the Lexan® trade in 1960.

Polycarbonate is ITAR compliant, and Polycarbonate is RoHS compliant. 

Machined Polycarbonate Block made from Zelux M

 

Tuffak® (formerly Makrolon® GP) – General Purpose Polycarbonate Sheet

~ UV Stable and Excellent for high impact and glazing applications

Tuffak® (formerly Makrolon® GP-V) – UL rated General Purpose Polycarbonate Sheet

~ UV Stabilized and UL 94 V-2 at .060” thickness, UL 94 V-0 at .220” thickness

Tuffak® (formerly Makrolon® FI) – UL rated Polycarbonate Sheet (Flame Inhibiting)

~ High flame resistance – UL 94 V-0 at .060” thickness and UL 94 5VA at .118” thickness

~ FAR 25.853 Part 1, a (i) – 60 sec and Part 1, a (ii) – 12 sec – PASS @0.060” – 0.125”

Tuffak® (formerly Makrolon® AR) – Abrasion Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet

~ Added proprietary hard coating for higher abrasion resistance

Plazit Polygal:

Monogal®

~ UV Stable and Excellent for high impact and glazing applications

Monogal-F®

~ High flame resistance – UL 94 V-0 at .080” thickness

~ FAR 25.85 Part 1, a (i) – 60 sec and Part 1, a (ii) – 12 sec – PASS @0.080” – 0.236”

Materials Available As:

Extruded Sheet:

.030″ – .500″ in 48″ X 96″ Clear Masked General Purpose Sheets
Molded Sheet or Plate:

.500″ – 4.0″ Thick Natural (Transparent) and Optical Grade up to 48″ X 96″

Film:

.010″ –.040″ in 24″ X 48″

Rod:

.125″ – 12.0″ Diameter – Natural (Machine Grade – Non Pigmented) in 96″ Lengths.
Black is Available in some sheet and rod sizes as a Standard:

Contact For Details

Tube:

.250″ ID – 4.0″ ID in 96″ Lengths (variety of wall thickness based on diameter)

Special Formulations:

Medical Grade, Conductive, Static Dissipative, Glass Filled, Custom Sizes, Formulations, Profiles or Colors

Typical Resin Properties for Polycarbonate

These properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed nor implied.

Kynar® –  PVDF

Kynar® – PVDF

PVDF Kynar sheet and rod for chemical applications

PVDF – Kynar®

Kynar® 740 and HD1000 have excellent chemical resistance

Polyvinylidene Fluoride


PVDF – Arkema Kynar®

This extremely chemical resistant material is used in high purity fluid handling systems and parts.

PVDF material has excellent abrasion resistance, nuclear radiation resistance, and unsurpassed chemical resistance.

Used extensively in applications for extremely low moisture absorption and resistance to virtually all chemicals and solvents.

The most popular trade name is Kynar® and Kynar® 740 – made by Arkema®. The material is also available as: HD1000, Ensikem®, Tecaflon®, Mechatec® PVDF, Polystone® PVDF, Unitar®, Sustatec®, Kytec®, Symalit®, Foraflon®, Solef®, Trovidur®, and others.

PVDF materials are FM-4910 rated materials, with excellent heat and flame resistance.

We Specialize in Engineering Plastics, Mechanical Plastics and PVDF – Kynar® High Performance Plastics

PVDF and Kynar 740 sheet and rodWhy you should use PVDF – Kynar® brand:

This material has excellent abrasion and exceptional chemical resistance. Has high dielectric strength and very good mechanical strength.

  • Excellent corrosion & chemical resistance at ambient and elevated temperatures
  • Chemically inert and extremely high purity
  • 300 degrees F continuous use temperature
  • Low permeability to gases and liquids
  • Excellent balance of strength, toughness and abrasion resistance
  • FDA, USDA, 3A, FM4910 and USP VI compliant
  • Offers excellent strength, rigidity and machinability
  • PVDF is ITAR compliant, and PVDF is RoHS compliant

Frequently used in:

  • High Purity Fluid Processing Systems
  • Fluid sensors, manifolds and valves
  • Chemical processing and storage parts
  • Liquid chromatography components
  • Bearings and bushings
  • DI water systems

Materials available as:

Sheet:
.250″ – 4″ in Natural (Ivory – Tan) in 24″ X 48″
Rod:
375″ – 6″ diameter in Natural (Ivory – Tan) up to 120″ lengths (.250″ – 2.50″)

Typical Resin Properties for Kynar - PVDF

These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed nor implied.

FM 4910

FM 4910

FM-4910 is the best fire rating for plastic materials

Specialty FM 4910 Materials

High flame retardant, chemical resistant, and impact resistant specialty plastics that meet the requirements of the FM 4910 specification.


A specialty line of plastic materials was created for the most flame retardant and fire-safe applications. These plastic materials fall under the FM 4910 specification and meet the UL 94 V-0  specifications as well. These materials have been used in high-risk applications like aircraft, spacecraft, and semi-conductor manufacturing and help avoid dangerous situations. CRP-1LAM 2000, and other materials meet the stringent requirements for the FM 4910 specification.

We are proud to supply the full line of FM 4910 materials from SIMONA America. SIMONA America is an expert in providing a full product portfolio of materials meeting this stringent specification.

SIMONA® CRP-1SIMONA® 2000PVDF, PFA-M, E-CTFE, and FRP-3 are made by SIMONA America Industries and excel in these highly technical environments and applications. Some of these materials may also be available in ESD (Electro Static Discharge). If you are interested in these specialty materials, please call us at (866) 832-9315 and ask for Matt or Jeff for more information on these products.

 

 

 

What does FM 4910 mean?

 

CRP-1 The FM 4910 specification was created in response to requirements regarding the quantity of toxic smoke that can be emitted from some materials when exposed to high heat or flame. FM stands for Factory Mutual, the company that originally experienced a tragedy due to burned materials releasing toxic smoke. This led to the creation of the specification, and the materials that meet the stringent requirements are used in applications such as aircraft, semi-conductor, and highly chemical environments.

CRP-1 These materials are created to limit fire propagation, the spread of flame on the material, and smoke generation or the quantity of smoke generated by igniting the material. FM 4910 meets UL 94 V-0 flame test criteria and can withstand temperatures from 140 to 425°F. These materials also perform well in wet process applications and resist acids, bases, solvents, and oxidizers. Common applications include; tanks, vessels, and machine parts, and clean rooms, cabinets, enclosures, and view windows.

 

 

 

CRP-1

 

CRP-1 CRP-1 is a specialty PVC material. This material has exceptional impact strength and ductility as an FM 4910 listed material.

CRP-1 by SIMONA

CRP-1 CRP-1 has demonstrated better chemical resistance, superior surface appearance, higher gloss and surface smoothness.  It has better resistance to particle adhesion than other materials and its resistance to stains makes it easier to clean. Welding rods are available for welding joints together easily and efficiently. It is one of the FM 4910 materials that is easier and faster to weld than competitive materials. Although it has a lower density and weight than similar materials, it still maintains stiffness and a higher flexural modulus.

Common applications include semiconductor process equipment, chemical and fluid handling, cabinets with acid and alkaline exposure, electrical cabinets, fire safe componentry, and dry tool areas. This is the most common material we see used for clean room and other similar applications. SIMONA® CRP-1 upholds all the properties above and continuously performs very well.

 

 

 

LAM 2000

 

LAM 2000 Clear PVC with FM4910 and UL 94 V-0 certificationLAM 2000 is a specialty clear CPVC material designed to be transparent. It is most often used in the clean room processing applications as viewing windows or transparent doors. The excellent clarity allows for about 70% light transmittance without any haze in the material. Like CRP-1, the SIMONA LAM 2000® has excellent chemical resistance and stiffness. This material is RoHS and ITAR compliant, with no lead, heavy metals, or EPA reportable ingredients. Compared to other clear materials, this is the most cost effective clear material that meets the FM 4910 requirements and is categorized on the UL 94 V-0 list.

 

 

 

PVDF

 

pvdf1PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride) is a fluoropolymer material that falls into this specialty material category. SIMONA manufactures two types of PVDF materials; SIMONA® PVDF homopolymer sheet made with Kynar® 740 and SIMONA® PVDF-C copolymer sheet made with Kynar Flex® 285.

 

PVDF PVDF products provide solutions for highly demanding applications in the chemical processing industry that effectively counteract damage due to corrosion, extend the life of service equipment, and improve operational safety. Common applications include semiconductor equipment, chemical process/storage, fluid handling, fire-safe componentry, and DI water systems.

The advantages for FM4910 applications include flame resistance, high purity, ease of machining, excellent weatherability, and UL 94 V-0 specification.

 

 

 

FRP-3

 

FRP-3 FRP-3 is a Fiberglass Reinforced Polypropylene. It meats the stringent Factory Mutual Cleanroom 4910 Fire test (FM 4910) and is used typically for walls and cabinets in clean rooms. It is also used for rinse modules, water transfer interfaces, alkaline and UPW modules, and dry tool areas. FRP-3 is an economical material that is very weldable and formable. Like the other FM 4910 materials, it is stiff, impact resistant, and has good mechanical and thermal properties. SIMONA FRP-3 is a fiberglass reinforced PolypropyleneThe difference between FRP-3 and materials like CRP-1 and SIMONA® 2000 is that FRP-3 has a poor resistance to high concentrations of acids, aromatics, aliphatic and chlorinated solvents. That being said, this material maintains good resistance to alkalines, UPW, and many solvents, which is why it is used for low acid exposure cabinetry.

 

 

 

CPVC – Boltaron®

 

CPVC CPVC (Chlorine Polyvinylchloride) is made by a SIMONA® owned division Boltaron®. CPVC is a heat and corrosion resistant sheet. Because of its excellent corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures, it is ideally suited for self-supporting constructions where high temperatures are a concern. The chlorination provides the extra heat resistance in the material.

CPVC Common applications include Wet Process Equipment, Chemical Delivery Systems, Cleanroom Cabinetry, Furniture, & Accessories, Quartz Cleaners, and Chemical Drum Cabinets. The primary usage is in Cleanroom environments. Advantages of this material are RoHS and REACH compliance,  easy fabrication and formability, and flame retardant properties. It is FM 4910 Listed (1/4”-1” only) and meets UL 94 5VA Testing Criteria.

New Name For Famous Type 1 PVC Sheet

New Name For Famous Type 1 PVC Sheet

Boltaron® 1050E now Simona® Type 1 PVC Sheet

There are several manufactures of Gray PVC Sheet in North America. One of the best knows name for over 60 years has been Boltaron®. They have produced a high quality PVC sheet that is well know and respected. In 2004, Boltaron® acquired the assets of Empire Plastics, an Ohio based PVC Sheet producer, adding to Boltaron® overall production capacity. This acquisition was designed to also add to their already robust product line.Name Change For Boltaron 1050E PVC Sheet to Simona PVC sheet
In early 2014, Simona® America Group (also known at Simona AG) acquired all of Boltaron® Performance Products, and Simona® also acquired Laminations, Inc. of Hazleton, PA.

Simona® America is a leading producer of a wide variety of Performance Plastics including: PVC Sheet, HDPE Sheet, Polypropylene Sheet and Kynar® PVDF Sheets. The purchase of Boltaron® Plastics boosted the width and breadth of the product lines already supplied by Simona® America. With the addition of Laminations Inc., Simona® America added an industry leader in high tech plastics that meet the FM-4910 fire ratings, including: PVC, Polypropylene and Kynar® PVDF sheet materials.

For the last 3 years, Simona® America has been actively combining the product lines that Simona produced along with Boltaron® and Laminations® production, and trimming duplicate productions. A concerted effort was made to harmonize the materials, so all materials would be from the same resins and will look and perform in a similar fashion, and as a result will optimize manufacturing efficiencies.

Just A New Name For PVC Sheets

Simona® America has now announced that the Boltaron® 1050E Type 1 PVC Sheet will now be called Simona® PVC Type 1 Sheet effective January 1, 2018.

This is just a name change and the PVC sheet will continue to be the same great product as before. There is no difference between the two materials, the name change only reflects the transition from the 2 manufacturing companies to the combined manufacturing capacity of Boltaron® and Simona®Large PVC part machined from PVC Rod Type 1 Gray PVC Sheet and Sheeting. Type 1 PVC Sheet continues to offer one of the lowest priced materials that meets the difficult UL 94 V-0 fire rating.

There will be no change to quality or lead times, and the PVC Type 1 sheet will still be available from .060” – 4.0” thickness. One key to the Simona acquisition is that Boltaron® Performance Products has been the only North American company to produce products using extrusion, calendaring and press lamination all under one roof. Boltaron® can produce the widest thickness range of standard and specialty PVC plastic sheeting in the industry, from .003” to 4.0” thickness. They also possess the capacity to produce sheets of multi-layer composites, which can provide a broad range of physical properties.

Due to the wide range of products that Boltaron® has the capacity to produce; Simona® can now add to their offerings these additional products. The Boltaron® plant has extreme proficiency in producing PVC Sheet as well as PVC Alloys and Composites. These materials generally carry very high flame resistant ratings, and some of Boltaron® materials carry the highest ratings available from UL. Some of the most common PVC materials are the Type 1 Gray PVC Sheet, Type 2 PVC Sheet, Clear PVC Sheets, and CPVC Sheet materials. Much like a standard sheet of plywood, PVC sheet materials are normally produced in 48” X 96” sheets.