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.
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|
|Cell Classification||12454||ASTM D1784|
|Maximum Service Temp.||140°F|
|Specific Gravity, (g/cu.cm @ 73°F)||1.33||ASTM D792|
|Hardness, Shore D||84||ASTM D2240|
|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|
|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|