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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