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Kydex<sup>®</sup> Sheet


Kydex® Overview
What is Kydex®?

Kydex® is a durable extruded acrylic-PVC alloy plastic sheet with high impact strength and electrical insulation properties. With superior formability, fabrication, and tooling quality, Kydex® is frequently utilized in the aviation, transportation, medical, and construction industries.


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What is Kydex® made from?

Kydex® sheet is made from an extremely durable acrylic-PVC extruded alloy. Kydex® sheet combines the rigidity and formability of acrylic with the durability and chemical resistance of PVC and comes in a range of colors, textures, and patterns.

How durable is Kydex®?

Kydex? is extremely durable - it has great impact strength and resists both scratches and gouging that would mar other materials such as painted metal. Kydex? sheets can be drilled, brake formed, or punch pressed. It resists chemicals and corrosion and may be cleaned with tougher chemical cleaners without damaging the sheet surface.

Is Kydex® the same as ABS?

Though the two may look similar visually, Kydex® is not the same material as ABS. Kydex® sheet is made from extruded acrylic-PVC alloy, while ABS is made from a blend of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. Although both materials are known for their electrical properties, Kydex® has better impact resistance and flexibility while ABS withstands higher temperatures.


General Properties1 of Kydex®
Specific Gravity
Tensile Strength
Flexural Strength
Modulus of Elasticity
Izod Impact (Notched)
Heat Deflection Temperature
Forming Temperature
Mold Shrinkage
1The values listed are typical and are meant only as a guide to aid in design. Field testing is always recommended to determine exact values for each application.
Kydex Quick Facts

Kydex® is a thermoforming material with many colors, textures, and patterns.
Kydex<sup>®</sup> T Sheet - Calcutta Black
Kydex® is a thermoforming material with many colors, textures, and patterns.
Kydex<sup>®</sup> T Sheet - Polar White #62000
Pre-Cut to Size 1x1 ft. Kydex® Thermoforming Bundles
Kydex<sup>®</sup> Pre-Cut 1x1 ft. Bundles
Pre-Cut to Size 2x4 ft. Kydex® Thermoforming Bundles
Kydex<sup>®</sup> Pre-Cut 2x4 ft. Bundles
Includes four Kydex® samples in black, white and brown.
Kydex<sup>®</sup> Colors Sample Pack


12x12" Samples of ABS, Styrene, Acrylic, Polycarbonate, Kydex®, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Expanded PVC, and PETG.
Thermoforming Material Sample Pack


WARNING: The products on this page can expose you to chemicals including Vinyl Chloride, CAS 75-01-4, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to