Clear PVC

GF Harvel uses only the finest raw materials, which have been carefully evaluated to ensure consistency in the finished item. GF Harvel Clear PVC materials are listed by NSF International to Standard 61 as being safe for use in potable water applications.

Clear PVCClear PVC
Many unique and specialty items can be machined from GF Harvels' line of transparent PVC shapes. GF Harvel Clear PVC shapes provide the reliable chemical resistance of standard PVC, and are also fully compatible with standard PVC products with regard to machining characteristics, solvent cementing and other joining methods. In addition to exhibiting desirable physical properties and optimum transparency, this material complies with the provisions of Title 21 of the FDA Code of Federal Regulations as being safe for use in food-contact applications.

GF Harvel Clear PVC machining shapes exhibit excellent chemical resistance to a wide variety of corrosives and aggressive reagents. Compatibility with service conditions should be investigated prior to use. Detailed chemical resistance information is available on this site.

Clear PVC Shapes Physical Properties
GENERAL Value Test Method
Cell Classification 12454 ASTM D1784
Maximum Service Temp. 140°F  
Color Transparent  
Specific Gravity, (g/cu.cm @ 73°F) 1.33 ASTM D792
Hardness, Shore D 84 ASTM D2240
MECHANICAL
Tensile Strength, psi @ 73°F 7,260 ASTM D638
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity, psi @ 73°F 392,000 ASTM D638
Flexural Strength, psi @ 75°F 12,000 ASTM D790
Flexural Modulus, psi @ 75°F 389,000 ASTM D790
Compressive Strength, psi @ 75°F 8,300 ASTM D695
Compressive Modulus, psi @ 75°F 307,000 ASTM D695
Izod Impact notched - Method A, with Grain-Comp. Molded, .125 in. bars, 73°F 8.0 ft-lbs./in. ASTM D256
Izod Impact notched - Method A, against Grain-Comp. Molded, .125 in. bars, 73°F 2.0 ft-lbs./in. ASTM D256
THERMAL
Coefficient of Linear Expansion (in/in/°F) 4.1 x 10-5 ASTM D696
Heat Distortion Temp., Unannealed, 264 psi, .125 in. Bars 154°F ASTM D648
FIRE PERFORMANCE
Flammability Rating V-0 UL-94