White Expanded PVC Plastic Sheet
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- White Expanded PVC Sheet
- Easy to fabricate using standard woodworking tools
- Will not rot, swell, splinter or delaminate when exposed to humidity or water.
- Easy to clean and never needs refinishing
Expanded PVC sheets are extruded sheets of PVC with a foaming agent added to slightly expand the material, reduce the density of the sheet, and give it an expanded core. This sheet is a solid homogeneous extruded sheet with smooth surfaces, but if you look at the end grain of the material you will see a slightly cellular edge. The purpose of the foaming is to reduce the actual amount of plastic in the sheet. This reduces the cost of the sheet while also reducing the weight. If you are familiar with Azek building material, expanded PVC sheet is a very similar product. It is impervious to water and holds staples and paint well. This makes it a very cost effective material for upholstery substrates. Expanded PVC can also be easily heat formed and glued with PVC cements and fabricated using standard woodworking materials.
The trade off for lower cost, weight, and density is a slightly less rigid material. Thus, in some large seat cushion panels, King Starboard or Starlite are better long term options. Also, the cellular edge of expanded PVC sheet can collect dirt and be somewhat difficult to keep clean.
Questions / Answers
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will this accept and hold staples? Can it bend slightly? I want to replace deteriorating marine plywood backing for backrests in bow.
BEST ANSWER: Hello Linda, it can bend slightly and will hold staples. Depending on the dimensions of the piece it may be a little difficult to bend into place and get it to stay but that would really come down how it is attached to the mounting surface.
What is the weight per 4' x 8' sheet for 3/4" thickness?
BEST ANSWER: That is a great question, this would be approximately 80lbs per sheet for 3/4" material.