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KOMACEL
Komacel

Technical Information

Komacel Technical Information

KOMACEL offers a number of advantages over other products of its kind. Click on one of the categories listed below to learn more.

Click here to view the Material Safety Data Sheet (pdf)

Physical Characteristics/Technical Advantages

  • Vibration- and sound-absorbent
  • High impact strength
  • High flexural strength
  • Lightweight
  • Low thermal conductivity
  • High insulation value
  • Chemical-resistant, non-corroding
  • Weatherproof
  • Light-fast
  • Low water absorption, no rotting
  • Easy workability
  • Low flammability, fire behavior according to UL94-VO, 4 mm thickness
  • Suitable for bonding
  • Indoor/outdoor use without pretreatment
  • Widest thickness range available (4 – 30 mm)
  • No heavy metals; environmentally friendly
  • Superior thickness tolerance
  • Ready for vinyl application, screen printing
  • Fire-cell foam structure
  • Firm, smooth outer skin up to 2mm thick
  • Silk gloss finish
  • Homogeneous coloring

 

Tolerances

Thickness (s) ±(0.1 mm + 0.05 x s)
Right angle precision max 1.5 mm/m (0.05 in./yd.)
Width 0 / + 0.25 mm (0.01 in.)
Angle of cuttings 0.5°
Length 0 / + 10 mm (0.39 in.)
Evenness max 1.5mm/m (0.06 in.)

 

 

Colors

White Only

 

UV Light-resistance

Product application limits are determined by exposure to natural UV radiation. KOMACEL tolerates exposure up to 140 kly/cm2/year, which is equivalent to UV radiation experienced in Madrid, Spain.

 

Linear Thermal Expansion

When used outdoors, PVC sheets are subjected to temperature fluctuations. The coefficient of linear thermal expansion a (mm/m × °C) for the change in length under the influence of heat is applicable and has to be taken into consideration.

Coefficient of linear thermal expansion α = 0.08 mm/m × °C

The change in length under varying conditions can be computed as follows:
Δ1 = 1 × a × Δt (mm)
where
Δ1 = change in length (mm)
1 = sheet length (m)
Δt = temperature differential (°K or °C)
a = coefficient of thermal expansion (mm/m × °C)

The basic temperature to be used for computing this figure is the installation temperature. An increase in temperature results in expansion; a decrease in temperature results in contraction. Sheet contraction is based on the lowest outside temperature according to the climatic zone map.

KOMACEL will expand and contract depending on fluctuations in temperature. In areas where this product is subjected to 175°F or greater, permanent dimensional damage will result from the softening of the plastics. The use of dark paint or the standard colors other than white is not recommended for outdoor applications. Dark colors have a tendency to absorb more heat, thus increasing the potential for damage.

 

Sheet Sizes

White
Thickness
(mm)
Thickness
(inches)
Pallet
Quantity
Stock Size
Weight
(lbs/sheet)
Thickness
(mm)
Thickness
(inches)
Pallet
Quantity
Stock Size
Weight
(lbs/sheet)
4
5/32
125
48"x96"
22
13
1/2
40
48"x96"
52
4
5/32
125
48"x120"
28
13
1/2
40
48"x120"
65
5
3/16
100
48"x96"
28
19
3/4
30
48"x96"
76
5
3/16
100
48"x120"
34
19
3/4
30
48"x120"
95
6
1/4
75
48"x96"
33
24
1
20
48"x96"
96
6
1/4
75
48"x120"
41
24
1
20
48"x120"
121
10
3/8
60
48"x96"
40
30
1 3/16
15
48"x96"
135
10
3/8
50
48"x120"
50
30
1 3/16
15
48"x120"
151