Polyvinylchloride or PVC is a rugged and economical structural material. It is softer then acrylic and less prone to impact, it scratches almost as easily as polycarbonate. PVC has excellent adhesion properties which make it easy to bond and paint and due to its wide plastic range it readily thermoforms. Clear PVC has a bluish translucent tinge which makes it less then ideal for optical components; other colors are light/dark grey, black and white; foamed lightweight sheets are also available. Special grades: anti static UL94-V0, EMI, high temperature, chemical resistant.