What type of products are made with expanded PVC?
This material is used predominantly for point of purchase displays and signage. Visual merchandising signage for exhibits, photo mounts, and display boards are also excellent uses for expanded PVC.
How strong is expanded PVC?
This depends on what grade of this type of plastic you are looking for. This material can come in varying degrees of strength and rigidity. As is often the case with plastics, the thicker the material the stronger the sheet, rod, or tube.
How is expanded PVC recycled?
Unfortunately, this is the one type of plastic material that isn’t recyclable. But, we hope that in the future this becomes an option. Check out our Traco blog to find out more about plastic recycling.
Is expanded PVC FDA compliant?
Yes, it is FDA compliant and can be used in the food industry.
Is expanded PVC UV resistant?
Some grades are more UV resistant than others. For a UV-resistant grade of expanded PVC, we recommend Celtec DigiLite.
Is expanded PVC an antimicrobial plastic?
No, there is no form of expanded PVC that has an antimicrobial component.
Does expanded PVC do well in the elements outdoors?
Yes, in fact, it is known to be resistant to many outdoor elements such as wind, rain, prolonged exposure to UV light, water, mold, mildew and it has a good flame rating.
What are the colors available in expanded PVC sheets?
Sheets come in a wide variety of colors. These include: white, black, red, green, gray, stone, blue, yellow, bright white, beige, dark red, light gray, bright yellow, dark green, dark blue, and tan. Expanded PVC also comes in multi-layered colors: white/black, white/black/white, and white/white/white.
What are the most common brands of expanded PVC?
Celtec, InteCel, and Sintra are the most common brands of expanded PVC.
Where to buy expanded PVC sheets?
Contact Traco for your next project requiring expanded PVC.
How to cut expanded PVC sheets?
It can be sawed, CNC routed, cut, and fabricated. Contact Traco for more in-depth manufacturing information for your next project.
How to glue expanded PVC?
Material pieces can be glued with commercially-available PVC cement.
Is expanded PVC sheet flexible?
It can come in flexible or rigid sheets depending on its usage.
Can expanded PVC be printed on?
Yes, this plastic is a great material for screen printing. This is one of the largest benefits when using this material for signage.
How to clean expanded PVC?
Much like regular PVC, it is a chemical-resistant material. Clorox products can be used to clean expanded PVC. Even colored sheets can be cleaned with Clorox products. However, if your product has been screen printed on, then it might be best to use a milder cleaner.