Our hard PVC sheets in bright red resemble the colour RAL3000 (flame red) and are available as standard sheets in thicknesses of 2,0mm-10,0mm. The red PVC sheets in standard format have a length of 2000mm and a width of 1000mm. Our red PVC sheets are not rigid foam sheets or plastic sheets with a foamed core, but solid sheets made of rigid PVC (PVC-U), which are 100% virgin material. The red PVC sheets are manufactured in Germany and are free of harmful plasticisers. In order to ensure the same strong red colour on both the cut edges and the surfaces, our red PVC sheets are completely dyed through. The surfaces of the red rigid PVC sheets are smooth and are delivered without protective film.
Depending on their thickness, our plastic sheets made of red PVC comply with various fire protection standards and approvals, such as the fire protection standard according to DIN 4102 B1 (flame-retardant) for thicknesses of 1mm-4mm. For this reason, especially the red rigid PVC with its strong signal colour is used in fire protection for the marking of fire protection equipment, or for covers and housings of fire protection systems.
Like all our rigid PVC sheets, the red PVC is chemically resistant and has very good electrical insulating properties, so that the signal colour red is also used in the electrical industry and in mechanical and plant engineering to indicate areas that are particularly dangerous for people, or to produce covers and housing parts from red PVC.
PVC-U or rigid PVC is extremely dimensionally stable and is considered to have normal impact strength. PVC also has a high degree of rigidity.
- 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 of 3mm
- REACH (EU Chemicals regulation)
- RoHS (Regulation banning hazardous substances in the electrical industry)
- PAK (Directive on compliance with limit values for polyaromatic hydrocarbons)
Larger sheet sizes and other thicknesses of our red PVC sheets are available on request.
With our standard 2,0x1,0 metre sheets, our red PVC sheets are sufficient in size for most applications. In addition, however, we are also able to supply larger sheet formats with dimensions of 3,0x1,5 metres and other thicknesses on request. Even cuts in the sizes you require are no problem thanks to our modern panel saws for horizontal cutting. Simply send us your concrete enquiry by email and we will contact you as soon as possible.
We mill your signs or individual milled parts from red PVC.
If you need contour-milled information signs for marking fire protection equipment, this is no problem thanks to our CNC-controlled 3-axis milling machines. Even cut-outs, chamfers, drillings or individual milled parts in free form are no great challenge for us, thanks to our many years of experience in the production of milled plastic parts. All information about our milling service can be found here.
- Red PVC is mainly used for fire protection signs because of its signal colour
- Due to its approval according to the fire protection standard DIN4102 B2, red PVC is suitable for covers in fire protection
- Rigid PVC in red is used in the electrical industry and in mechanical engineering for particularly hazardous areas
- Red PVC is often used for signs and billboards with signal effect
- And much more
The processing of our red rigid PVC sheets can be done by almost all common methods, except CO2-laser. With conventional tools for wood processing, the standard sheets can be cut to the desired size by sawing or milling, turned or drilled. Water jet cutting or punching are also common processing methods for PVC. It should be noted, however, that PVC burns very quickly and hydrochloric acid is produced, which damages the tools. For this reason, especially when using metal-cutting processing techniques such as sawing, milling or drilling, care must be taken to keep the speed of rotation low to avoid burning the material. Conventional liquid soap as a coolant and lubricant has proved its worth in practice, especially when drilling holes.
The production of finished plastic parts by deep-drawing or thermoforming is not only common in industrial production with our red plastic sheets made of rigid PVC. As a thermoplastic, PVC is ideally suited for this.
The red plastic plates can easily be printed directly with suitable printers and can lead to striking print results due to the strong red colour. This is especially true if the printers are capable of printing with a white background. Gluing with foil or large format prints on foil is also possible and is very popular in the advertising industry for the production of advertising signs and advertising displays. Like all the other PVC sheets in our online shop, the bright red PVC sheets can be lacquered. However, a pre-treatment with a suitable primer as an adhesion promoter is recommended, especially if the demands on the painted surface are high.
Rigid PVC, like our red PVC sheets, can be welded together permanently. The matching welding rod for welding the red PVC sheets is available on request. The bonding of our red PVC sheets is also unproblematic. For bonding PVC to PVC or other plastics, a conventional solvent-based plastic adhesive such as our plastic adhesive Ruderer L530, which is ideally suited for bonding PVC to PVC, ABS, polystyrene and other plastics (except PE, PP and PTFE). For bonding PVC to wood, concrete or stone, we recommend our assembly adhesive Parabond 600, which we offer in grey, black and white in our online shop. This special MS polymer adheres to almost all materials used in the building sector and is characterised by its high initial adhesion and enormous adhesive strength, so that even large-area bonding of red PVC sheets is no problem.
TIP: 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.