Cross-linked rigid expanded PVC foam
- Decay resisting
- Good thermal insulation
- Self-extinguishing, good behaviour in fire
- Low resin absorption
- Good compatibility with styrene
Ship and boat building: Decks, bulkhead walls, superstructures, interiors, hull parts
Rail and road vehicles: Supporting structures, interior parts, floors, dividing walls, etc.
Industrial components: Construction of wind driven turbines, containers, covers, sports aircraft and glider construction
Approval permits/tests: Germanischer Lloyd, fire testing in accordance with DIN 5510 (rail vehicles).
This material can be easily post-cured up to 65 °C without deforming. Thermoforming can be done at temperatures > 115 °C.
Tolerances: Thickness ± 0.5 mm, length and width ± 50 mm, density 54-69 kg/m³
Nominal density: 60 kg/m³
Due to the production method it comes to a different distribution of density at the ingot, from which the sheets are manufactured. Border areas exhibit a higher density compared to the core. With increasing density the porosity of the material will decrease at the same time, which could result in a lower resin uptake (depending on the process used).
Important information about foam boards:
Smaller transport damage to the edges can not usually be avoided despite elaborate packaging.
Airex® is light sensitive. To avoid discoloration the material should be stored protected from light, otherwise the material gets darker.