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CoreLite PVC R 80

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CoreLite PVC R 80 is a closed-cell, cross-linked polymer PVC foam formulated for durability, strength, and high processing temperatures. It consists of multiple PVC foam strips fused together, in an effort to recycle the foam strips. It is compatible with multiple resins and adhesives. This product is self-extinguishing when in contact with fire.
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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Identification & Functionality

Composite Materials Functions

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

  • Marine : nacelles, decking, interiors superstructures
  • Transportation : ceilings, doors, interiors, partition walls, sidewalls
  • Wind Energy : rotor blades, nacelles, covers, casings
  • Aerospace : kitchen trolleys, galleys
  • Industrial : Covers, Containers, Tanks, Sporting goods, Tooling and Molds


Mechanical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Compressive Modulus9862 (68)psi (mPa)ASTM D1621-10
Compressive Strength207 (1.43)psi (mPa)ASTM D1621-10
Density5 (80)Lbs. / cu.ft (Kg. / m3)ASTM D1622
Shear Elongation at Break20 (20)% (%)ASTM C273
Shear Modulus4206 (29)psi (mPa)ASTM C273
Shear Strength164 (1.13)psi (mPa)ASTM C273
Standard Sheet Plain (Length)85.83 (2180)inch (mm)Length
Standard Sheet Plain (Thickness)1/8 - 2 ¾ (3 - 70)inch (mm)Thickness
Standard Sheet Plain (Width)40.16 (1020)inch (mm)Width
Tensile Modulus7687 (53)psi (mPa)ASTM D1623
Tensile Strength264 (1.82)psi (mPa)ASTM D1623
Thermal Conductivity (at 75°F)0.23 (0.033)°F (W/m.K)ASTM C-177
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Density Tolerance± 10%-
Processing Temperature176 (80)°F (°C)-
Water Absorptionmax. 1%-

Technical Details & Test Data

  • Hand lamination / spray lay-up
  • Vacuum infusion
  • Resin injection
  • Adhesive bonding
  • Pre-preg processing (up to 80 °C, 176 °F)
  • Thermoforming