PVC glas

PVC (optical grade) – Polyvinyl Chloride (optical grade)

PVC glas

PVC is a cost-efficient amorphous thermoplastic that is highly resistant to chemicals. It is also flame‑retardant (with a fire rating of UL94 V-0) and suitable for thermoforming. We deliver PVC glas as plastic sheets.

Physical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Specific gravity 1.37 g/cm3 DIN EN ISO 1183
Average molecular mass N/A
Water absorption, 24/96 h (23 °C) N/A
Weather-resistance poor
Combustibility V0 UL 94 DIN EN ISO 527-2
Food safety no
Mechanical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Modulus of elasticity 3300 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Tensile strength 73 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Elongation at break 4 % DIN EN ISO 527-2
Tensile strength at break N/A
Flexural modulus N/A
Flexural strength N/A
Compressive modulus N/A
Compressive strength, 1%/2% N/A
Impact strength (Charpy) N/A
Notch impact strength (Charpy) 3 kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 179-1eA
Notch impact strength (Izod) kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 180/2A
Toughness (ball pressure) N/A
Toughness (Shore D) 84 Sh D DIN EN ISO 868
Wear-resistance N/A
Coefficient of friction (against steel) N/A
Thermal properties
  Value Unit Test method
Glass-transition temperature N/A
Melting point N/A
Operating temperature (instantaneous) +75 °C
Operating temperature (continuous) 60 °C
Operating temperature (minimum) °C
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–60 °C 8 10-5 K-1 DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–100 °C N/A
Specific heat capacity N/A
Thermal conductivity N/A
Electrical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Surface resistivity 1014 DIN IEC 60093
Resistivity N/A
Dielectric strength 30 kV/mm DIN EN 60243-1
CTI value N/A
Optical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Light transmittance 88
Refractive index N/A
Optical errors N/A
Abrasion-resistance, 100 rotations with 500 g N/A

Additional downloads

Delivery selection plastic sheets
Specific gravity 1.37 g/cm3
Service temperature 0 … 60 °C
Price category €€ (€8–25/kg)

Special properties

  • cost-efficiency
  • excellent chemical-resistance
  • high suitability for thermoforming
  • suitability for machining
  • good light transmission (88 %)
  • visually attractive


exhibition structures, display boards, glazing for applications in which chemical-resistance is required

Standard colours


Special colours

upon special request

Premade pieces


Commonly known brands

PVC-GLAS, Trovidur® ET

Further information

Note: The material is available in an anti-static grade (uncoated) for use in machine covers in the electronics industry.