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CoreLite PVC 250

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CoreLite PVC is a closed-cell, cross-linked polymer PVC foam formulated for durability, strength, and high processing temperatures. It is compatible with multiple resins and adhesives. It has a very low water absorption rate and excellent chemical resistance. Ideal for many lightweight composite applications.

Functions: Core Material

Core Type: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Foam

Chemical Family: Vinyls, Vinylics & Vinyl Derivatives

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Processing Information
  • Hand lamination / spray lay-up
  • Vacuum infusion
  • Resin injection
  • Adhesive bonding
  • Pre-preg processing (up to 80 °C, 176 °F)
  • Thermoforming
Recommended Applications
  • Marine: hulls, decking, bulkheads, interiors superstructures
  • Transportation: floors, ceilings, doors, interiors, partition walls, sidewalls
  • Wind energy: rotor blades, covers, casings
  • Aerospace: fuselage and wind components, kitchen trolleys, galleys
  • Industrial: Covers, Containers, Tanks, Sporting goods, Tooling and Molds


Physical Form
Mechanical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Compressive Modulus40176 (277)psi (mPa)ASTM D1621-10
Compressive Strength949 (6,54)psi (mPa)ASTM D1621-10
Shear elongation at break40%ASTM C273
Shear Modulus13924 (96)psi (mPa)ASTM C273
Shear Strength677 (4,67)psi (mPa)ASTM C273
Tensile Modulus62221 (429)psi (mPa)ASTM D1623
Tensile Strength1031 (7,11)psi (mPa)ASTM D1623
Thermal Conductivity (at 75°F)0.39 (0,056)°F (W/m.K)ASTM C-177
Standard Sheet Thickness (Plain)1/8 to 1 ¾ (3 to 45)inch (mm)
Standard Sheet Length (Plain)59.06 (1500)inch (mm)
Standard Sheet Width (Plain)27.56 (700)inch (mm)
Density15.7 (250)Lbs./cu.ft (Kg./m³)ASTM D1622
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Density Tolerance±10%-
Water Absorptionmax. 1%-
Processing Temperature176 (80)°F (°C)-