Our white rigid PVC sheets are similar to the colour RAL9016 (Traffic white) and are available as standard sheets with a length of 2000mm and a width of 1000mm. The available thickness of the white PVC sheets ranges from 1.0mm to 20.0mm. The solid sheets are fully coloured so that the smooth surfaces and the cut edges have the same white colour. The white sheets are rigid PVC and not rigid foam sheets, which are manufactured in Germany and are free of health-endangering plasticizers. In order to use the plastic sheets in white also for optical purposes, the smooth surface is protected on one side with a protective film against scratching, which could otherwise occur before or during the processing of the rigid PVC.
Rigid PVC is often used for partition walls and wall cladding, especially due to its high rigidity and good dimensional stability. The white sheets, which are also characterised by their good chemical resistance, are also very often used for the production of containers in the chemical industry or in the construction of large chemical plants.
Rigid PVC is particularly popular in the advertising industry for the production of company signs and billboards. This is not least due to the fact that, depending on its thickness, rigid PVC fulfils several approvals and fire protection standards and is considered to be flame-retardant, which is not unimportant for advertising in public spaces. This property, combined with its good electrical insulating properties, is also valued in the electrical industry for the production of housing parts, distribution boxes or covers for electrical equipment.
The white PVC-U sheets are not suitable for outdoor use as they are not UV-resistant. For outdoor use we recommend our white rigid PVC sheets in UV-stabilised version. However, the inexpensive PVC sheets in white can easily be used indoors.
- DIN 4102 B1 flame-retardant with thicknesses of 1mm - 4mm (General building authority test certificate)
- UL 94 V0 from a thickness of 1mm
- NF P 92-501 M1 with thicknesses of 1mm-3mm
- BS 476 class 1 for the thickness 3mm
- REACH (EU Chemicals regulation
- RoHS (Regulation on the prohibition of hazardous substances in the electrical industry)
- PAHs (Directive on compliance with limit values for polyaromatic hydrocarbons)
On request we can supply our white rigid PVC sheets in larger formats or cut to size.
If you need our white rigid PVC sheets in larger formats than our standard sheets with 2000mm length and 1000mm width, it is certainly possible to supply sheets with a format of 3000mmx1500mm on request. Other sheet thicknesses are also available on request, as is the possibility of ordering the white rigid PVC sheets cut to size directly in the sizes you require. Simply send us your specific enquiry by email with all necessary details and our sales department will contact you immediately.
We manufacture your milled parts from white rigid PVC according to your design drawing.
Do you need individual milled parts with chamfers, cut-outs or drill holes? Then simply send us your enquiry with a sketch or construction drawing with all the information we need to prepare an offer and our competent specialist staff will contact you as soon as possible to process your enquiry. All information about our milling service can be found here.
- White rigid PVC sheets are often used in direct printing processes for advertising signs and art prints
- In exhibition stand construction the white PVC sheets are often provided with digital prints and lettering for exhibition stands
- White sheets of rigid PVC often serve as housings for electrical appliances and covers in plant engineering
- In the chemical industry the chemical resistant plates are used for containers and covers
- and much more
Rigid PVC can be processed as well as wood and therefore conventional tools suitable for woodworking are sufficient for processing white PVC sheets. PVC can easily be sawn, turned, milled or drilled. However, a relatively low speed should be used here, because PVC burns very quickly at high temperatures, which leads to the formation of hydrochloric acid, which can damage the tools. Simple liquid soap can be used as a coolant and lubricant when drilling rigid PVC to avoid burning the material. Punching or cutting with a water jet cutting machine are other processing techniques that can be used.
PVC is a thermoplastic and is therefore ideally suited for thermoforming. In industrial production, for example, rigid PVC sheets are thermoformed to produce housings and finished plastic parts from white rigid PVC.
The direct printing process with corresponding plate printers is suitable for all our rigid PVC plates, but especially for white plates this process is characterised by a perfect print image, so that especially in the advertising industry large-area direct prints from white PVC plates are used for company signs, billboards or for exhibition stands. Printed rigid PVC sheets are also increasingly used in the private sector as a substitute for conventional picture frames or prints on artist canvas. Before direct printing, the protective film on one side must be removed, as it cannot be printed.
White rigid PVC can also be labelled with foil or laminated over the entire surface. It is also possible to varnish the white sheets, but in the case of demanding varnishing, this requires a suitable primer with a primer as an adhesion promoter. In these cases, too, the protective film should be removed before starting the work.
PVC can be excellently welded with a suitable welding rod. This type of permanent connection of PVC sheets is used especially in the construction of tanks for the chemical industry. Bonding the white rigid PVC sheets with a solvent-based plastic adhesive such as our crystal-clear hardening plastic adhesive Ruderer L530 is possible without any problems. PVC can be bonded quickly and easily with this adhesive to PVC and other plastics such as ASA, ABS, polystyrene or acrylic glass (except PE, PP and PTFE). For large-area bonding of our white PVC sheets, for example as wall or ceiling cladding, we advise you to use our special MS-Polymer Parabond 600 in white, which adheres to almost all materials (wood, stone, concrete, etc.) that are used in the construction industry.
NOTE: PVC sheets should not be processed on CO² laser equipment, as the burning of PVC produces hydrochloric acid which immediately attacks all parts of the laser equipment. All metal parts of the system would rust immediately after contact with hydrochloric acid.