Many of you may have come across the terms vinyl siding, vinyl records, vinyl flooring, vinyl gloves etc, but may not know what exactly vinyl is.
Vinyl is not a natural substance but is a synthetic man-made material. It is a type of plastic that is made from ethylene (found in crude oil) and chlorine (found in regular salt). When processed, both the substances are combined to form Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) resin, or as is commonly referred to - Vinyl.
Common Properties Of Vinyl
Vinyl is resistant to moisture and humidity.
It is a very strong and durable plastic material.
Vinyl can be manufactured in a variety of colors, both transparent and solid.
Vinyl is a plastic material, which unlike other plastics, can easily be recycled. Because of the durability of vinyl, products made from this material have a long life span. Add to this the fact that the vinyl can then be recycled, translates into an even longer life of the vinyl plastic resin.
PVC foam sheet is distinct from the extra-lightweight foamcore board, laminated of foam and card surfaces, used for indoor signage and modelling. Like PVC, closed-cell PVC foam sheet is solid and has a very rigid structure. Where it differs is in its closed-cell foam structure, which makes it very light (as little as half the weight of solid PVC), highly resistant to moisture and some chemicals and very easy to cut and shape. It also has thermoplastic properties, and begins to soften at around 65 °C (149 °F).
It is available in 3 mm and 5 mm.
Aluminium composite panel (ACP),is 2 pieces of thin aluminum with a plastic solid core.Thicker than Aluminum and used for most of our real estate signs. ACPs are frequently used for external cladding or facades of buildings, insulation, and signage.5-7 year lifespan.