PALIGHT® – PVC FOAM SHEETS

A variety of lightweight PVC foamboards suitable for design and print

PALIGHT foam PVC sheets combine mechanical and physical properties for easy processing and fabrication with a high-quality surface for wide format printing. We make products for the print, display, and design industries designed to meet our customers’ evolving and diversifying needs. The PALIGHT portfolio offers a variety of products that cater to applications and budgets. These products range from general purpose to premium, from brilliant white to vivid colors

Benefits

PALIGHT PVC foamboards are lightweight, durable and provide quality performance

Chemical & water resistant

Fully recyclable

High image quality

All budgets & applications

Lightweight

Easy Processing

Applications

PALIGHT offers a wide variety of applications and design possibilities.
  • Digital & Screen Printing

  • Wall Graphics & Signage

  • Routed Images & Lettering

  • Shop Design & decoration

  • Interior Design & Furniture

  • Exhibition Display & Design

  • POP & Retail Displays

  • Model Making

  • Handy DIY Crafts

  • Water Resistant Building Board

PALIGHT Portfolio

Your one-stop shop for foam PVC products for display, fabrication, woodworking, and more
  • PALIGHT Viscom

    The flagship of the PALIGHT family.
    Provides superior printing and fabrication capabilities

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    The flagship of the PALIGHT family.
    Provides superior printing and fabrication capabilities

    Lightweight, versatile, and durable foam PVC sheet optimized for digital printing, display, and fabrication projects. Delivers the highest performance in every characteristic: white point, ink adhesion, surface smoothness, and workability. Create effective retail displays, signage, exhibition stands, and more.

  • PALIGHT Build

    PVC construction board: the smart alternative to wood-based substrate materials

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    PVC construction board:
    the smart alternative to wood-based substrate materials

    Thick gauge PALIGHT is perfect for manufacturing cabinets, ready-to-assemble furniture, closet-storage systems, storage fixtures, & more. This cellular PVC panel is lightweight, water and chemical resistant, and it’s easy to fabricate. Gauge sizes up to 30 mm are available.

  • PALIGHT Colors

    Colorful and intense PALIGHT PVC foam sheets with a smooth matte finish

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    Colorful and intense PALIGHT PVC foam sheets with a smooth matte finish

    Lightweight but rigid, easy to handle, cut, route, and fabricate. Providing designers with the tools to create striking VISCOM solutions. Ideal for colorful signage, display units, POS/POP, shop fitting, model making and more. Colors can be chosen from a palette of standard colors or customized to meet your needs.

  • PALIGHT Print

    Foamed PVC sheet made to cost effectively meet wide format print and imaging requirements.

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    Foamed PVC sheet made to cost effectively meet wide format print and imaging requirements

    PALIGHT Print is a printing-grade foam PVC sheet with a high white point for vivid color reproduction. Made for high-volume, quick-turn, or cost-sensitive projects. Ideal for digital or screen print applications at competitive prices, or for projects that do not require extra rigidity..

  • PALIGHT Outdoor

    UV-protected foam PVC for exterior and wood replacement signs and displays

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    UV-STABILIZED foam PVC for exterior and wood replacement signs and displays

    A durable, lightweight, water resistant, and long-lasting alternative to wood. PALIGHT Outdoor features a high white index, a consistent surface, and excellent ink adhesion. In addition, it offers high processability, such as drilling, milling, routing, bonding, and thermoforming. For attractive signs and outdoor displays. Available in 13mm and 25mm gauges.

  • PALIGHT 2001

    Gloss finish PVC foam sheet with high end appearance. Suitable for printing and laminating.

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    Gloss finish PVC foam sheet with high end appearance. Suitable for printing and laminating

    PALIGHT 2001 is a rigid foam PVC sheet with a high gloss finish on its top surface. Ideal for striking signage, high-end display units, and glossy laminates. A versatile, flexible, and easy-to-process media, PALIGHT 2001 can be used for printing and machine fabrication.

FAQ

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How to Store PVC Sheets?
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PVC sheets are durable and chemically resistant and guaranteed to last for many years if handled properly.
Here are some tips for storing PVC sheets to ensure you get the most out of your investment.
Store your PVC sheets horizontally on a flat surface, such as a pallet or a shelf. 
Ensure that no nails or bolts protrude from the platform. Even small rocks can leave permanent dents and scratches on the sheets.
Stack the largest sheets at the bottom, and the shorter, smaller panels on top.
Avoid stepping on PVC panels and placing heavy or sharp equipment on them.
Ensure that the PVC sheets are stored in a dry, ventilated, cool, shaded area away from direct sunlight.
Do not stack transparent or translucent sheets over opaque PVC sheets.
Avoid covering the sheets with dark films or other heat-absorbing materials.
Cover the panels with an opaque, bright, waterproof cover if you intend to leave them outdoors. 
Keep your stack dry to prevent whitening and water spots.
How to cut PVC foam or PVC multilayered sheet?
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PALBOARD and PALIGHT sheets up to 3 mm thick can be cut with a utility knife or blade.
A jigsaw with rough-cut blades designed for plastics can also be used. Smooth metal cutting blades are not recommended.
Another manual option is table top or vertical cutters. In such cases, it is recommended using cutters with twin wheel head blades suitable for cutting ACP (Aluminum Composite Panel).
For industrial volumes, use a bridge saw or a circular table saw.
Saw blade specifications, clearance angle, and detailed information are available in the Product Fabrication Guide in the downloads section.
What drill bit do you use for PVC foam or for PVC multilayered sheet?
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PALIGHT and PALBOARD can be drilled with carbide-tipped bits using metal twist drills.
The following settings are recommended:
Point angle: between 90° and 110°
Spiral angle: 30°
Cutting speed: 1000 – 3000 RPM
Feed rate: 0.2 – 0.5 mm / revolution
The minimum distance from the edge should be 2 times the hole diameter.
To reduce heat build up when drilling thick gauge sheets, it may be necessary to periodically remove the drill bit from the material.
Can PVC foam sheets and PALBOARD panels be routed?
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PALBOARD and PALIGHT sheets can be routed using multi-fluted carbide tools on standard woodworking routers. Standard tools and machines can be used without altering equipment. Adjust feed and speed rates as needed to achieve the most precise edge finish.
Using standard milling machines, follow these guidelines:
Relief angle: 5° to 10°
Rake angle: -10° to 0°
Cutting speed: up to 18,000 RPM
Cutting feed: 0.3-0.5 mm / revolution
Are PALIGHT and PALBOARD sheets suitable for outdoor use?
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Yes, both PALIGHT foamed PVC sheets and PALBOARD multylayered sheets are suitable for outdoor use. However, it’s essential to select the appropriate thickness and grade for prolonged exposure to direct sunlight and heat.

How to heat-bend PVC sheets?
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PVC sheets such as PALIGHT, PALABOARD, PALCLEAR and PALOPAQUE, can be bent with Calrods, radiant heaters, strip heaters or air-circulated ovens. Heat guns can also be used in small areas.
To ensure successful results, a thermostat should be employed to regulate the sheet temperature so that the surface temperature does not exceed allowed limits.
When using a metal contact strip heater, cover the heater strip with Teflon spray to prevent marking the sheets.
Different sizes of rectangular heating bars can be applied to produce bends of different radius. The larger the heated area of the sheet, the broader the radius can be created.
When heat-bending PVC sheets at a gauge thicker than 4 mm, the sheet should be warmed from both sides.
PVC sheets require heating approximately 30 to 40 seconds per millimeter prior to being bent.
To form tighter bends with smaller radii, use a small heated area on the upper surface (inside the bend) of the sheet and a larger heated area on the bottom surface (on the outside of the bend) of the sheet.
A minimum radius of twice the sheet thickness is necessary to avoid breakage.
When bending PVC sheets into an angle, the extension of the sheet on either side of the angle should be at least 20 times the panel thickness.
Once heat-bent, place the panel to cool down in a fixture, such as a jig or clamp. Fans and/or compressed air will speed up cooling. For detailed guidance, look up the Product Fabrication Guide in the Downloads section.
How to paint PVC sheets?
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There are a variety of paints that can be used on PVC sheets.
Some examples of suitable paints include vinyl, acrylic lacquers, and two-part polyurethanes.
Before painting, the sheet’s surface must be dry, clean, and grease-free.
When applying dark color paint to PVC sheets intended for outdoor use, it is imperative that the paint has a light reflectance value of 55 or higher in order to avoid excessive heat absorption, which will result in deformation.
For further information, download the Product Fabrication Guide in the PALIGHT Downloads section.
How to screen print on PVC sheets?
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Screen printing on PVC sheets is simple.
It is recommended to consult the ink manufacturer regarding required ink additives for proper adhesion. In addition, it is recommended to test screen printing inks before production begins.
Before screen printing, the sheet’s surface should be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol and a clean white cloth.
To remove small scratches or dents, fan a heat gun over the affected area. However, do not overheat, to avoid surface deformation.
After printing is completed, screen printing ink should air dry, rather than heat dry.
For further information, download the Product Fabrication Guide in the PALIGHT Downloads section.
Is PVC suitable for UV printing / UV curing?
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PVC is a good substrate for UV inks.
Wide format and flatbed printers employ various ink and ink curing technologies to allow high quality printing at high speeds.
PALIGHT is suitable for use with UV curing and solvent-based digital inks, and for IR drying when water-based inks are required. It retains superb whiteness, even after intense UV curing.
UV Screen Printing Inks also work well on PVC. The most critical factor to consider when using UV systems is the curing oven. Low-wattage bulbs should be used to keep temperatures below 65°C. UV curing systems with variable speed conveyors are ideal.
How to laminate PVC sheets?
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Depending upon the type of application and the equipment available, the techniques recommended for lamination of PALBOARD multilayered panels or PALIGHT foam PVC are cold press using adhesive-backed paper, cold vacuum press, hand laminating with transfer adhesive, and using spray adhesive.
None of these processes involve heat. Because PVC may warp at temperatures above 65°C or when heated from one side only.
For ideal results, the sheet should be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol, and allowed to dry, prior to adhesion. When laminating with pressure-sensitive adhesives, a force of 25–40 psi is required. Proper spacers are also critical. Because force must be applied equally across the material.
For further information, download the Product Fabrication Guide in the downloads section.
Are PVC sheets water-resistant and chemical-resistant?
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Yes, PVC sheets are highly resistant to moisture and chemicals. They can withstand rain and repeated cleaning without warping or cracking.

Are PVC sheets recyclable?
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All of Palram’s PVC sheets are REACH and RoHS compliant, and are 100% recyclable.
Depending on local regulations and facilities, recycling options may vary. It is possible to recycle PVC sheets mechanically or chemically.
Because of its recyclable properties, it can be reformed into new products.
While minimising environmental impact, this increases the product’s life cycle and reduces waste.
How to store flat plastic sheets?
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Flat plastic sheets, either solid or foamed, should be transported and stored horizontally, on a flat, sturdy pallet whose dimensions are equal or larger than the largest of the sheets.
The sheets should be secured to the pallet during transportation and on-site handling.
It is recommended to stack the sheets with the longer sheets at the bottom and the shorter on top, leaving no unsupported overhang. 
Palram’s products leave the factory in packages, wrapped in white, watertight film. The wrapping should be removed as close to use as possible.
Avoid leaving sheets stored unwrapped. Dirt may accumulate on the sheets and/or their edges, attracted by electrostatic charges in the sheets
Sheets should be stored in a covered, dry, ventilated place away from direct sunlight. 
If storing sheets temporarily in an open area, cover the entire pallet with a white opaque film, sheet, cardboard or any other protective material.