What is PVC? What is Vinyl?

PVC Film and Sheets

PVC is an acyronim of the  words PolyVinyl Chloride, which is the full name of the polymer that is used to make Vinyl Sheets and Film.  So the term Vinyl and PVC both refer to the same class of material.  Flexible Vinyl Film is the kind of material your Grandmother used to put over her … Read more What is PVC? What is Vinyl?

Are Vinyl Sheets Food Safe?

Our stock Vinyl Sheets are not certified for contact with food.  Grafix stocks other products that are FDA certified such as Acetate, HDPE & Polypropylene, and select grades of Polyester Film. We can custom source food safe vinyl sheets and film on a special order basis.

Does Vinyl film and sheets contain plasticizers?

Colored Vinyl Sheets

Some do, and some don’t.  Plasticizer is used to give Vinyl it’s soft feeling and greater pliability.  The softer the Vinyl the more plasticizer has been used.  Our ClearLay Rigid Vinyl Film and Sheets do not have any plasticizer in them, so they are relatively hard.  On the other end of the scale is our … Read more Does Vinyl film and sheets contain plasticizers?

Can Vinyl Sheets be Used Outdoors?

PVC Film and Sheets

We do not recommend using our stock vinyl film and sheets for outdoor applications.  Although they may be suitable for short term projects, they not geared to tolerate extreme temperatures or sunlight.  Long term exposure to the elements can cause the material to yellow, become brittle or turn hazy. The best product that we stock … Read more Can Vinyl Sheets be Used Outdoors?

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