Expanded PVC (expanded polyvinyl chloride)

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Performance Characteristics
Typical Applications
Typical Properties
Expanded PVC is a lightweight, yet rigid, expanded foam polyvinyl chloride making it tough and versatile enough for many of today's applications.

The surface is a good substrate for:

  • Screen printing
  • Painting
  • Laminating
  • Vinyl lettering
  • Forming projects

It can be sawed, drilled, bent, and fabricated using ordinary tools and fasteners. Expanded PVC can be used for interior applications as well as limited exterior applications.

Bonding Expanded PVC can be easily achieved with Plexus MA300, the workhorse of the industry. This is a two-part structural adhesive which will create bonds stronger than the Expanded PVC itself.

Expanded PVC Standard Sizes

SHEET Many thicknesses and sheet sizes available.
  • Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size and by manufacturer
  • Custom sizes and colors available upon request
  • Many of our plastic materials are available as films with thicknesses of 0.029" or less

Expanded PVC Colors

  • Wide variety of colors available, including custom colors

NOTE: Several colors of expanded PVC are available. For additional information on expanded PVC materials, contact your local Curbell Plastics representative or call Curbell at 1-888-287-2355.
Performance Characteristics
  • Rigid
  • Lightweight but durable
  • Easy to fabricate
  • Moisture resistant
  • Readily accepts:
    • Inks
    • Paints
    • Pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) backed materials
Typical Applications
Typical Properties
1mm - 4'x8' (white)

2mm - 4'x8', 5'x10'(white)
2mm - 4'x8' (black)

3mm - 1Mx8', 4'x8',
4'x10', 5'x10',
2Mx10' (white)
3mm - 4'x8'
(dark red, blue,
dark blue, green, bright yellow, beige)
3mm - 4'x8', 5'x10' (black)

4mm - 4'x8' (white)

5mm - 4'x8'(white)

6mm - 4'x8', 4'x10', 5'x10', 2Mx10' (white)
6mm - 4'x8'
(dark red, blue,
dark blue, green, bright yellow, beige)
6mm - 4'x8'
(gray, light gray)
6mm - 4'x8', 5'x10' (black)

10mm - 4'x8' (white)

13mm - 4'x8', 5'x10' (white)
13mm - 4'x8' (black)

19mm - 4'x8' (white)
  • Mounting
    (cold mounting techniques only)
  • Repositioning vinyl
  • Direct digital printing
  • Direct screenprinting
  • Painting
  • Knife cutting
  • Saw cutting
  • Routing
  • Die cutting
  • Forming curves
  • Framing
  • Thermoplastic, heat required for all forming operations
  • Drape forming
  • Vacuum forming
  • Free forming
  • Line bending
  • Self-extinguishing
  • UL 94 V-0
  • UL 94 V-5
  • Class 1 or Class A in gauges thinner than 5 mm
  • 6mm gauge or thicker should be used for stand alone outdoor applications
  • Colors which can be used outside include:
    • White
    • Black
    • Gray
    • Light gray
Length, width, thickness, and diamter tolderances vary by size and by manufacturer. Custom sizes and colors available upon request.
Values and colors may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand.
Contact Curbell Plastics at 1-888-287-2355 for more specific information about expanded PVC or complete our request for quote online form.