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Rigid U-PVC (Un-plasticized Poly Vinyl Chloride) has limited mechanical properties but this does not stop its wide spread use in the building trade and industry. U-PVC may not offer excellent wear resistance or good sliding properties but it does have a lot to offer the builder or designer. U-PVC is considered to be "self extinguishing". U-PVC is a cost-effective utility material. Which can be easily cut and shaped using conventional tools and machines found in woodworking / engineering workshops. Unlike many plastics U-PVC can be glued to itself and numerous other materials using commercially available adhesives. U-PVC can be readily moulded and thermoformed. Strong watertight joints can be made using hot air welding techniques. Whilst U-PVC offers good chemical resistance and reasonable impact strength it should be noted that it becomes increasingly brittle as temperature drops towards freezing.

Custom sink fabricated from industrial grey UPVC sheet in house by Engineering & Design Plastics Ltd




  • Hygienic cladding

  • Fume ducting

  • Ventilation pipe

  • Glazing

  • Chemical processing

  • Electrical components

  • Spacers

  • Roofing (3" corrugated)

  • Industrial cladding

  • Tanks

  • Drip trays

  • Plumbing

  • Sign boards (Foamalux)


Custom cabinet manufactured from extruded grey UPVC sheet using hot air welding  in house by Engineering & Design Plastics Ltd



Grey, Red, Black PVC rod diameter 6mm - 300mm

Extruded PVC sheet grey 1.5mm - 35mm

Extruded PVC sheet white 2mm - 18mm

Extruded PVC sheet clear 0.8mm to 6mm

Pressed PVC block grey 1mm - 100mm

Brett Martin's Foamalux 1mm - 10mm white

Brett Martin's Foamalux 3mm and 5mm red, yellow, blue, green, black, grey

Brett Martin's Foamalux Ultra 3mm and 5mm white, blue, grey, yellow, green, black, red

A list of the most common products that are readily available as standard items can be down loaded here


Specific gravity DIN 53479 g/cm3 1.36  
Water absorption DIN 53495 % 0.2  
Chemical resistance DIN 53476 - DIN 8061  
Permissible service temperature (no stronger mech. stress involved)        
Upper temperature limit - oC 60  

Lower temperature limit

- oC -5  
Tensile strength at yield DIN 53455 MPa 55  
Elongation at yield DIN 53455 % 3  
Tensile strength at break DIN 53455 MPa 30  
Elongation at break DIN 53455 % 33  
Impact strength DIN 53455 KJ/m2 No break  
Notch impact strength DIN 53455 KJ/m2 3  
Ball indentation hardness/Rockwell DIN 53456 MPa 120  
Modulus of elasticity DIN 53457 MPa 3000  
Vicat softening temp. VST/B/50  DIN 53460 oC 75  
Heat defection temp. HDT/B  DIN 53461 oC 72  
Coef. of linear thermal expansion DIN 53752 K-1 x 10-4 0.8  
Thermal conductivity at 20oC DIN 52612


Volume resistivity DIN 53482 >1015  
Surface resistivity DIN 53482 Ohms >1013  
Dielectric constant at 1 MHz DIN 53483 - 3  
Dielectric loss factor DIN 53483 - 0.01  
Dielectric strength DIN 53481 kV/mm 20 - 40  
Tracking resistance DIN 53480 - KB 600  
Bondability - - Yes  
Coef. of friction DIN 53375 - 0.6  
Flammability UL 94 - V-0  
UV stabilisation - - Limited  
Acid resistance - - Yes  
Hydroxide resistance (dilute) - - Yes  
Hydrocarbon resistance - - Yes  
CKW resistance - - No  
Aromatic resistance - - Limited  
Ketone resistance - - No  
Resistance against hot water - - No  
This table is a meant as an aid to help in the choice of a material. The data listed here fall within the normal range of products properties, but they must not be used to establish material specification limits nor used alone as the basis of design.



The information given here is believed to be correct, but completeness and accuracy are not guaranteed. The user shall be fully responsible for determining the suitability of products for the intended use.