| Kommerling's Komatex
is comparable to Sintra expanded PVC
Komatex® is a
excellent alternative to Sintra®.
(compare to Sintra®):
Material is closed-cell, expanded plastic, high-density poly
vinyl chloride sheet. It is acid free and has minimal out gassing for
Archival use. Sintra is a homogeneous material that allows
the ease of cutting without regard for grain. At half the weight of
solid PVC, may be stapled, nailed, riveted, glued, and
thermoformed. Forming may be done on conventional forming machines.
Because this material is not hydroscopic, it needs no drying
pre-forming. It is available in 9 thickness' 1mm-13mm all thickness'
are available in white, some thickness' are also available in black
These foam sheets made of
rigid FOAMED PVC are produced with a closed-cell matte surface. Komatex®
can be compared to
because they have a regular, fine-celled foam structure
and are light in weight. They conduct very little heat and thus provide
Komatex® is suitable for printing, painting and lacquering and can be
easily and economically worked with conventional tools. Due to their
tough and rigid structure, they can be drilled and screwed without
splitting. PVC foam can be bonded using Weld-On adhesives for vinyl.
Due to their weathering resistance, Komatex® sheets in white can be used
for outdoor applications. They are particularly suitable for the
advertising industry-for signs, displays and exhibition stands.
Komatex® PVC sheets have been approved for the "low flammability" class
according to UL94 - V0. The advantageous size means that waste is kept
to a minimum.
*Colors shown, and PMS colors displayed,
are not exact matches but instead close visual representations of
our actual sheet colors. Please check your color requirements before
to request a color swatch.
Cutting and Sawing -
up to 3mm thick can be cut with a knife. Flat Sintra can be die
cut with steel rule dies, warming the sintra slightly to achieve
Screws or blind rivets can also be used. Remember to
allow for substantial temperature changes; expands 0.05
mil/ft. per degree F.
Painting - Recommended
paints are vinyl, acrylic lacquers and 2 part polyurethanes. Paint
can be applied by brush, spray gun, roller, or dipping. Finishes
should not be forced dried in an oven. Primers are not required if
the surface is dry and clean. Silk Screen methods give excellent
results and most printing inks used for rigid PVC give good
-Only in 3mm & 6mm
4ft X 8ft sheets
- High density PVC Plastic
- Excellent for sign and
- Easily die-cut up to 4mm.
to Size Available
Color variety, and the easy workability of
The material can
result in unique, dimensional displays.
$59.00 for small orders
can be thermoformed, vacuum formed, or heat bent in a far shorter
time than most conventional plastics.
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