What is Vinyl (PVC) Film?

What is Vinyl (PVC) film and vinyl sheet? Vinyl, otherwise known as polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, is a thermoplastic material, which means that it can be reprocessed using heat. Because vinyl can be processed using heat, there are a broad range of formats in which it can be manufactured. However, with respect to what we do, we refer to vinyl as a thin film that ranges in thickness from .003” to ¼”. Grafix Plastics registered trade mark for vinyl based films is Clear-Lay™.

Our Clear-Lay™ film is produced by 2 mechanical methods. Calendaring or Forced Extrusion. Calendared PVC Film is the type of vinyl film that Grafix Stocks, because of its superior clarity and surface.

Attributes of Grafix’s ClearLay™ Rigid PVC Film:

  • High clarity
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Easily die-cut
  • Printable with conventional screen and offset printing methods
  • Melt point of about 158 degrees F./70 degrees C.
  • Available in Clear and Matte
  • Many custom production options: Colors, Finishes, etc.
  • Available in wide range of thicknesses (.003″ – .030″)

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