What is Vinyl (PVC) Film?

What is Vinyl film (PVC) and vinyl sheet? Vinyl, otherwise known as polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, is a thermoplastic material, which means that it can be reprocessed using heat. This property affords it the capability of being manufactured in a broad range of formats. However, with respect to what we do at Grafix, we refer to vinyl as a thin film that ranges in thickness from .003” to ¼”.

Grafix Plastics’ own registered trade mark for vinyl film is Clear-Lay™. Our Clear-Lay film is produced by two 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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