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How To Measure and Cut-To-Size Policy [X]
Cut-To-Size Items are Non-Returnable!
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.
Compatible Polycarbonate Disinfectants:
• sBioMed Steriplex SD
• Safetec Surface Wipes
• Contec Healthcare Perodox RTU
• Contec Healthcare PS-911 EB Prostat Sterile Wipes
Compatible Acrylic Disinfectants:
• Pharmacy Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
• Household Bleach
• Isopropyl Alcohol (Water Diluted to 30% Strength)
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NOTE: For custom cuts and sizes, please call Interstate Plastics at 888-768-5759. Our cut-to-size service for pink Kydex® is only available on full purchased sheets.
Make a statement with stylish purple Kydex® sheet, an extremely durable Acrylic-PVC alloy extruded in a range of colors, textures, and patterns. Our purple Kydex® is a popular plastic material for making custom stylish and durable gun holsters and knife sheaths, and can be easily thermoformed, post formed, brake formed, and laminated.
Kydex is also useful for 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.
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Kydex Technical Brief [PDF]
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
- Work stations
- Pedestals and stands
- Furniture components
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.