As per our Shipping and Returns Policy, custom cuts and fabricated parts are non-returnable. If you need an over- or undersized item, note it under "Comments" during Checkout. Cut-to-size orders have an acceptable cut tolerance of 1/8" (0.125"), so clarify if the adjustment is to be made on the (+) or (-) side of the saw blade.Please review our full return and shipping policy here.
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Since custom cuts and fabricated parts are non-refundable, be very careful while measuring your dimensions. As each cut is nominal, even the slightest miscalculation could be costly.
How to Use a Measuring Tape
Extend your tape measure several inches to find the 1 and 2 inch markers. In between the inch markers you’ll find 16 equally spaced tick marks.
Measure by counting the increments beyond the nearest inch. As the increments decrease, so does the length of the mark. For example, 1/2" has a bigger mark than 1/4" which has a bigger mark than 1/8". The smallest mark follows at 1/16". Please be aware that some measuring tapes may have even smaller increments.
Features of a Measuring Tape: Sliding End Hook
The sliding end hook is designed for two different types of measurements. An outside measurement (where the hook of the tape hangs over an edge), requires the hook to slide out a bit to account for the thickness of the material. When making an inside measurement (where the hook will push up against a surface), the clip slides in, again, accounting for its thickness. The measuring tape self-adjusts to guarantee an accurate measurement (as far as the tape is concerned).
Sanitizing Acrylic and Polycarbonate Sheet [X]
Acrylic and Polycarbonate Sneeze Guards and like products require special care while cleaning and disinfecting. To maintain the optical clarity of sneeze guards and other acrylic or polycarbonate items, use an acrylic or polycarbonate safe cleaner like Novus Plastic Polish #1, Brillianize Plastic Cleaner, or a mild soap solution.
Please reference the following compatible cleaners when DISINFECTING acrylic and polycarbonate items. The use of commonly available commercial alcohol or ammonia-based disinfectants may cause crazing and damage.
Kydex® sheet is an extremely durable Acrylic-PVC alloy extruded in a range of colors, textures, and patterns. Kydex® thickness ranges from 0.060 to 0.125 and full sheets are available in 24" x 48" ft rolls. Kydex® can be thermoformed, post formed, brake formed and laminated.
Superior formability, fabrication and tooling quality makes Kydex® the best choice for countless projects. Using standard tools, Kydex® sheets can be drilled, brake formed or punch pressed. Kydex can reduce the number of individual parts needed in many applications, thereby reducing assembly costs. Kydex applications range from aviation and transit interiors, medical equipment and building interiors to furniture and fixtures. Kydex can be used as protection from electrical shock and has multiple equipment housing applications for tools such as electrical welders that require durability and high impact strength. No other thermoplastic sheet stands up to impact, scratches, and gouging like Kydex®.
Gun holsters and knife sheaths
Thermoformed equipment housings
Flat laminated panels of all types
Kickplates and pushplates
Exhibits and kiosks
Aircraft, bus, automotive, and train interior parts
Membrane pressed components
Pedestals and stands
Cleaning Kydex Kydex® is very easy to clean: tough stains, scuffs, and graffiti can be removed using strong cleaners with no staining or surface damage to the material. Kydex® sheet will retain its original beauty with routine cleaning and care. To ensure that your part maintains its original appearance, use mild soap and lukewarm water to remove light dirt. To remove heavier dirt or grease from texture valleys, a short stiff bristled brush should be used to loosen the debris and oils followed by a water rinse.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Vinyl chloride, CAS 75-01-4, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to?www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Warning: This product may have sharp edges and points. Contact may result in injury. Handle with care.
Disclaimer: Interstate Plastics makes no representations about any of its products that are modified in any way after they leave its possession, nor do its representations apply when any of its products are improperly used or stored.
Each customer of Interstate Plastics bears full responsibility for making its own determination as to the suitability of each material, product, recommendation or advice provided by Interstate Plastics. Each customer of Interstate Plastics must identify and perform all tests and analyses necessary to assure that its finished parts incorporating materials from Interstate Plastics will be safe and suitable for use under end-use conditions.
Applications range from gun and knife holsters and sheaths to medical equipment housings and aircraft trays, tables, and fixtures. No other thermo-plastic sheet stands up to impact, scratches, and gouging like Kydex®. Kydex® is very easy to clean: tough stains, scuffs, and graffiti can be gotten rid of using strong cleaners with no staining or surface damage to the material. Kydex® sheets are also available with fire ratings of ul94v-o and 5v. Kydex® is used by the orthopedic industry for braces.
Where better than from the source. Interstate Plastics sells this material to a lot of the "kit" makers, but they sell it themselves for a much better price.
Better have em cut it up if you want any type of reasonable shipping!!
Extreme weathering and chemical resistance which is great for water immersion in tactical wear
works well for me for easy thermoforming at home
For the last 2 weeks I have been in constant contact with customer service dealing with some problems of your Kydex material I purchased from your company. The material I was receiving had some serious mars down the entire length of the surface making it impossible for me to form and use it on a show bike (H.D. Motorcycle Tri Glide) without it being quite visible to onlookers. I was quite pressed for time and my customer was climbing all over me to get the material from someone else for he had no intentions of missing the event. I decided to stick with Interstate Plastics for one reason only, customer service.
Interstate Plastic is knowledgeable and helpful. They have good material and I believe they want to do the right thing. The Kydex was perfect, but my only criticism I have is that their shipping materials could be greatly improved, for what I believe wouldn't be that much money. It's worth it for the shipping charges I would think. Thanks for being a reliable supplier.
We therfomorm this into knife sheaths for swinguards and other specialty hobby knives. It works very well. It can be heated in a toaster oven. Not a microwave, but an oven, even a hair dryer works. Molds and then you let it cool. Interstate Plastics is easy to order from and very friendly.
Just perfect for thermoforming and very attractive material. We vacuum form these around gun dummies and the holsters are just perfect. be a bit careful when cutting the edges, they can be sanded down if rough. Great price!
I was referred from the guys on kydex forums. IP is now my regular supplier for the black and cadet blue kydex. They have a very helpful staff as well and seem to know most of their customers are using this for firearm applications.
a great product at a great price, what more can you say?
my dad loves camo, so I order the camo Kydex to make a holster for his gun and he absolutely loved it! Easy to order, good price, great quality, and fast shipping! Very satisfied customer, thank you!
I have a 2011 Kia Forte Koup that i just love (not as much as my old truck though) but i hate having to plug in my phone into it and there is no real good like docking place so when i use navigation or anything with my phone. So the idea was to fix both problems. So i used this to build a docking station, it really holds up and blends into my panel well.
Just as described. Fast shipping. Great product, would definitely recommend/buy again. Bought 3 pieces, two black and one tan. Ready to buy more for my next holster project.
I have been thinking bout get started on making my own kydex sheaths. I bought 5 sheets to start and they work wonders I have made my first sheath and a cell phone holder and cigar holder with cutter holder out of 2 sheets am trying to figure out what next to make.
I bought this for some knife sheaths - works awesome with just a toaster oven and a hair dryer (be nice to your wife) for quick edge softening - arrived quick and the customer service was excellent
best pricing on the web for kydex...awesome service too
I bought from your company on a whim and can say you have earned my business! The blue kydex was out of stock, but the lady in customer service offered me several options and left me very happy!
I ordered this in .028 thickness and was told the same day that its out of stock but I can get it in another color. I appreciate the attention given to my order and the quick email responses.
Buy this all the time to make holsters, knife sheaths, etc. I had never used your company before but I did last week and am very pleased! I will be ordering again and hopefully trying some of the other colors.