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Expanded PVC

Expanded PVC

Sintra®is the industry's leading PVC board for more than 20 years.

It is comprised of moderately expanded closed-cell polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in a homogenous sheet with a low-gloss matte finish. Made In USA.

  • Sintra Bright White is now the brightest and whitest PVC board on the market
  • The trusted brand leader by which all others are measured
  • Lightweight yet rigid and durable
  • Easily formed into just about any shape imaginable using wood and foam board fabrication techniques
  • Heat formable and chemical resistant
  • Superior dent and scratch resistance

Flammability Characteristics

  • Self extinguishing
  • UL 94V-0
  • UL 94 5-V
  • Class 1 or Class A (ASTM E-84) in gauges of 3mm or less

Recommended Applications

  • P-O-P Displays Medium-term application life
  • Exhibits & Kiosks Medium-term application life
  • Framing Long-term application life
  • Framing - Archival Long-term application life
  • Signage - Interior Medium-term application life
  • Signage - Exterior Medium-term application life

Recommended Fabrications

  • Mounting Cold mounting techniques only
  • Repositioning Vinyl
  • Digital Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Painting
  • Knife Cutting 1-3 mm may be cut with a knife or blade
  • Saw Cutting
  • Routing
  • Die Cut/Punch May be die cut in gauges up to 5mm
  • Forming Curves
Gauges and Colors Stock Sheet Sizes
1mm Bright White 48"x96"
2mm Bright White 48"x96"; 60"x120"
3mm Bright White 1Mx96"; 48"x96"; 48"x120"; 50"x100"; 60"x96"; 60"x120"; 2Mx120"
6mm Bright White 48"x96"; 48"x120"; 50"x100"; 60"x120"; 2Mx120"
2mm Black 48"x96"
3mm Black 48"x96"; 48"x120"; 60"x120"
6mm Black 48"x96"; 48"x120"; 60"x120"
3mm Gray 48"x96"
6mm Gray 48"x96"
3mm Light Gray 48"x96"
6mm Light Gray 48"x96"
3mm Dark Red 48"x96"
6mm Dark Red 48"x96"
3mm Bright Yellow 48"x96"
6mm Bright Yellow 48"x96"
3mm Dark Green 48"x96"
6mm Dark Green 48"x96"
3mm Dark Blue 48"x96"
6mm Dark Blue 48"x96"
Sintra® - e-pvc® SDS

Sintra® - e-pvc® SDS

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SINTRA®

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Product Sheet - Sintra® & e-pvc™

Product Sheet - Sintra® & e-pvc™

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Fabrication Manual - Sintra®

Fabrication Manual - Sintra®

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Scottsdale Artist Uses Dibond As Substrate For Incredible Multi-Layered Art Pieces

Emily Randolph is a mixed-media artist who's complex works are both colorful and captivating. Producing dozens of pieces annually, her works employ dimensional layers. The layers feature a variety of medias from dried flowers, textured glass, and pepples/stones. Randolph notes a single source of inspiration...happiness.

3A Composites USA To Showcase Full Lines Of Rigid Substrates For Corporate Identity Programs At GlobalShop 2017

3A Composites USA will be focused on creating identity from the inside out with its full lines of interior rigid substrates and exterior aluminum composite materials at GlobalShop 2017 to be held March 28-30 in Las Vegas.

3A Composites Materials Aid In Brand Consistency For Corporate Identity Programs

Corporate identity is an essential part of branding, reflecting a brand's image, consistency and loyalty. Branding in the corporate identity marketplace can be seen in signage, wayfinding and interior displays. The materials in which are specified for these applications vary due to several factors including durability, application duration, aesthetics and price point.

Game Boy Gets Supersized Using Sintra Expanded PVC Board

The joy of the late eighties came alive with a simple handheld video game device known as the Nintendo Game Boy. The 3.5" by 5.8" frame made the device the first handheld console in the Nintendo lineup resulting in a cult-like following and a wildly popular product for the video game company. A few decades later, and many new product releases, an engineering nerd with a dream, threw it back to the original game set.

Luxury Denim Brand On Display Utilizing Black Sintra PVC Board

The ad messaging for the premium denim brand, Diesel, turns heads with their "Be Stupid" campaign. The imaginative campaign called for elaborate displays using 3A materials, specifically black Sintra PVC Board to create a large, nostalgic VHS tape display.

3A's Rigid-Substrates Help Create Large-Format Graphic Displays

PhotoWorksGroup, Inc., a large-format graphic solutions provider based in Charlottesville, Va., has been creating large-format graphics, exhibits, displays and signs for museums, universities, healthcare institutions, manufacturers and corporations for nearly 30 years.

Charlotte Museum of History Tells Stories & Preserves Area's Past

A perusal of The Charlotte Museum of History's web site yields a succinct yet significant explanation of exactly why the museum collects and displays artifacts. "Museums collect for various stated purposes," reads the "About the Collection" opening statement "but in the end all the objects and documents serve the same purpose - to tell a story."

The Importance Of High Performance Materials In Wayfinding

Wayfinding is an extremely important component of architectural design. Aisle markers, campus signs, terminal indicators and medical wing directions all provide a service in saving time but also create a "system" that is not only signage, but aids in the development of a brand by combining marketing, identity and design.

JetBlue Terminal Showcases Brand’s Identity With Interior Signage

JetBlue's JFK terminal T5 was a very important project for the relatively young airline. It was their first terminal in which they had direct input in its planning and design. Architectural and design giant, Gensler, had the extraordinary task of designing a terminal that did not take away from the Saarinen design of the exterior.

Graphic Display USA How To: Cutting Sintra

Sintra® Material, an expanded PVC sheet product, can be cut using common methods for plastic materials. These methods include, knife cutting, sawing, and routing operations. Shearing with a guillotine shear is generally not recommended.

Sintra PVC Board Helps Create Historical Displays With Staying Power

The Richmond, Va.-based International Mission Board (IMB), an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, was formed in 1845 as the Foreign Mission Board and today serves virtually every country in the world. The IMB's rich history and global reach are apparent in the décor of the headquarters offices, which feature several permanent displays.

Sintra Expanded PVC Board Made Into Comic-Con Convention Costume

Sci-fi enthusiast Cris Knight built a costume using Sintra expanded PVC board for the Comic-Con convention in Las Vegas. The character "Bender" from the popular animated television series Futurama, written and designed by Matt Groening, was the inspiration for the costume.

Space Foundation Launches Out-Of-This-World Graphics With GATOR, SINTRA and DIBOND Boards

The Space Foundation, a global nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs, Colo., focuses on promoting space exploration and utilization through a wide variety of space awareness programs, industry events and space-related education programs - all in support of its mission: "To advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity."

Athletic Shoe Displays Mounted On SINTRA® Step Up For Shopping Center Opening

Designers at Vector Impresion Digital in Medellin, Colombia, stepped up to the challenge of creating 12 larger-than-life Reebok athletic shoe displays last fall with the help of Sintra® graphic display board. Twelve images of Reebok athletic shoes - each measuring approximately 14-feet by 5-feet - were displayed from September through November 2010 at all entrances to the Santa Fe shopping center in Medellin, inaugurating the opening of the new mall and highlighting its Reebok store tenant.

Detailed Mayan Pyramid Display Designed with SINTRA®

When 3A Composites USA launched its "Legends" marketing communications campaign in 2004, company executives reviewed a wide field of internationally recognizable graphic arts icons to be recreated in print advertisements with one of the company's leading graphic display boards, including those in the Sintra®, Dibond®, Gator(TM) and Fome-Cor® board lines. Choices included everything from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to New York City's Statue of Liberty and Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis transatlantic record-setting airplane.

Time Flies as Clocks Are Direct Printed on SINTRA®, DIBOND®

The clock was ticking as application specialists at Meredith, N.H.-based VUTEk Printing Systems prepared to exhibit the company's new VUTEk® PressVu® UV 200/600 digital inkjet printer at the SGIA '04 Specialty Printing and Imaging Technology Show last October in Minneapolis.

3A Composites USA Scales Legendary Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower remains one of the most well-known architectural icons of Europe, if not the world. Completed in March 1889, the tower, rising 324 meters into the skies above Paris, consisted of 18,030 iron pieces held together with 2.5 million rivets and weighing 10,100 tons.

Innovative Designer/Fabricator is Selective With Substrates

The custom designer/fabricator named Dillon Works! Inc. of Mukilteo, Washington, has a history of making innovative exhibits and signage, unique environments and unusual themed projects from all kinds of materials ranging from soft goods to metal. Yet, as manufacturers introduce more specialized types of substrates, the company's owner and president, Mike Dillon, is just as likely to stick with familiar materials.

Sintra Material Screen Printed for New Balance® Display

"The client, New Balance, wanted 500 displays to feature soccer shoes in their own retail outlets, as they were introducing this product to the U.S. market," said Steve Mann of Henschel-Steinau, Inc., Point of Purchase Advertising in Englewood, New Jersey. "The client wanted a high-quality image to compete against other brands of soccer shoes."

Exhibits Lead to Sintra® Material Artwork

In 1995, when James B. Campbell started working as an exhibit designer for Channel-Kor Systems, Inc., of Bloomington, Indiana, he became intrigued with the properties of Sintra Material -- for fine art projects as well as exhibits.

Material Selection Helps Grow Exhibit Success

Skyline® of Eagan, Minnesota, became successful with lightweight, portable exhibits. Yet, the company saw a growing need to help their clients become successful at trade shows through a larger, more substantial presence, while retaining as much as possible the lightweight and economical qualities of smaller exhibits.

Sintra® Material Helps “Wave the Flags”

"I had used many variations of fabric banners and flags in past projects but wanted to provide my client, Breckinridge Middle School, with a unique display of flags," said Marc Waller, president of Thayer Design of Monroe, Virginia. For the atrium of the Roanoke, Virginia, school, Thayer Design created a display of flags representing 48 nations. The project was installed in the spring of 2000.

Sintra® Material Art at Milwaukee Art Museum

When Cheonae Kim was looking for material to make an artistic statement on the exterior of the Milwaukee Art Museum, she selected Sintra Material. At the request of the Museum, the material was donated by 3A Composites USA Inc., which manufactures Sintra Material in North America, and supplied by Commercial Plastics and Supply Corp., the nation's largest distributor of Sintra Material.
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