What Is PVC Foam Board Use For?

What is PVC Foam Board use for?
By:Lois Liu

This article is very useful to help everyone understand the application uses of pvc board!
Hason Zhang
Production Manager

       PVC Sheet refers to boards of different specifications made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as the main raw material, adding additives such as foaming agent, stabilizer, lubricant, etc., and foaming and plasticizing.

       PVC foam board is also called Sintra board or Andy board. PVC panel has the characteristics of low density, low thermal conductivity, good sound absorption performance, excellent flame retardant and chemical resistance, and easy processing with conventional machinery.

      Now PVC Sheet is widely used in construction, decoration, transportation, advertising, furniture and other fields. 

      It is specifically used in passenger cars, train car ceilings, box core layers, interior decoration panels, building PVC exterior wall panels, interior decoration panels, offices, and residences , building partitions in public places, commercial decorative racks, clean room panels, PVC ceiling panels, screen printing, computer lettering, advertising signs, display boards, sign boards, album boards and other industries and chemical anti-corrosion engineering, thermoformed parts, cold storage Use boards, special cold insulation projects, environmentally friendly formwork, sports equipment, breeding materials, seaside moisture-proof facilities, water-resistant materials, art materials and various lightweight partitions to replace glass ceilings, etc.

       PVC foam board can be divided into PVC crusted foam boards and PVC free foam boards according to the way of foam formation. 

        ★The surface hardness of PVC crusted foam board is very high and it is generally difficult to produce scratches, so it is widely used in cabinets,PVC decorative panels and building materials; 

        PVC free foam board refers to the foaming agent melt after leaving the mold mouth. Allow it to expand freely, and then shape it through a shaping device to make PVC foam boards of different shapes. 

         Because the surface hardness of PVC foam board is average, it is often used for advertising display boards, mounting boards, PVC wallpaper, etc.

Building And Construction

        PVC foam boards are used in the construction industry for interior and exterior decoration, wall cladding, decorative PVC wall panels, false ceilings, partitions and insulation. 

        They are lightweight, easy to install and able to withstand weather conditions. Compared with wooden materials, rigid PVC low-foaming materials are moisture-proof, anti-corrosion, insect-proof, flame-retardant, do not require paint, are non-toxic and odorless, and are also termite-proof. This type of product can not only save wood, but also effectively improve people’s living environment. It is the best indoor and outdoor building material. 

        PVC low-foaming materials can replace wood on construction sites and can also replace other building materials. First of all, it reduces the amount of raw materials used, thereby reducing the cost of the product; it reduces the thermal conductivity, improves thermal insulation, and reduces thermal expansion.

        PVC wood plastic foam panels are an upgraded product of PVC foam panels. Wood-plastic composite material is a new type of reversible, green and environmentally friendly material that is made from agricultural and forestry waste and plastics as its main raw materials and processed through special processes. 

          PVC wood plastic foam board is widely used in advertising cabinets, bathroom cabinets, display boards, architectural decoration, room partitions, etc.


        PVC foam boards are used to manufacture furniture, especially shelves, cabinets, furniture shells, drawers and modular furniture. They provide a durable and moisture-resistant alternative to traditional wooden materials. The diverse surface textures and color options of PVC foam boards make furniture design more flexible and diverse to meet the needs of different consumers.

Interior And Exterior Design.

       PVC foam boards are popular in interior design applications such as PVC wall panels, decorative elements, interior flower boxes, column cladding and ceiling tiles. They are available in a variety of finishes and can be easily customized to achieve the desired aesthetic. 

       PVC foam boards also play an important role in outdoor decoration. For example, it can be used to make outdoor flower boxes, railings, fences and gazebos, etc. 

       PVC foam board is weather-resistant and can resist the erosion of natural environments such as sunlight, rain and wind, and maintain long-term beauty. In addition, PVC wallpaper has lifelike patterns, strong three-dimensional effect, and good decorative effect, and is widely used in interior decoration materials.

The following is a brief analysis of the application of PVC in plant walls in interior design:

       PVC foam board, that is, foamed polyvinyl chloride board, is widely used in plant wall support structure systems because of its characteristics such as light weight, water resistance, waterproof and moisture-proof, chemical anti-corrosion, flame retardant, good insulation, and beautiful appearance.

       There are studies on selecting indoor hotels, gyms, furniture, building materials markets, commercial halls, agricultural expo park reception halls, restaurant hotel halls and stairwells, office building elevator gardens, government unit office halls and other locations in a certain provincial capital city. After conducting an investigation, it was found that most plant supports use PVC rigid foam boards and PP plastic boxes as their wall supports.

        It can be seen from the data in the table that the application area ratios of PVC rigid foam boards and PP plastic boxes and modules are similar, and the market share is nearly half, indicating that both have advantages in the development of the plant wall and should be the backbone of the plant wall in the later stage. The main development direction of board materials and plant carriers also shows that PVC foam boards and PP plastics are two of the better chemical materials currently used.

         Research shows that the PVC foam boards used in indoor plant wall construction are all hard foam boards. Generally, the thickness is 15 mm and the length and width are 1.2 m×2.4m. It is better. If the thickness is less than 15 mm, it will be too soft and the support will not be enough. When the wall height is higher than 10 m and there is no wall support, it is recommended to use 20 mm.

Table Structure support investigation of indoor plant wall
Advertising Exhibition And Packaging

        PVC foam boards are used to create advertising displays, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, promotional signage, exhibition graphics and retail fixtures. Their versatility allows for creative and eye-catching designs. PVC foam board is sometimes used in packaging applications that require cushioning, protection, or rigidity. 

        They can be die cut or thermoformed to create custom packaging solutions. PVC foam board is often used for indoor and outdoor signage, including store signs, exhibition displays, trade show booths and promotional signage. They provide a smooth surface for printing or affixing vinyl graphics. 

          PVC foam board provides a smooth, flat surface that can be used for direct printing, screen printing, and mounting of photos or artwork. 

         They are commonly used in the printing industry for advertising displays, signage and artwork reproduction.

Model Making And Prototyping

          PVC foam board is popular with hobbyists, artists and architects for model making, diorama construction and architectural prototyping. They can be easily molded, cut and painted.

Marine Application

         PVC foam board has good moisture resistance and is used in marine applications such as boat building, cabinetry and interior decoration. They are lightweight and waterproof, making them suitable for marine environments.

Education And DIY Projects

        PVC foam board is popular in educational and DIY projects due to its ease of use and versatility. They can be used for science fair displays, school projects, signage, model building, and craft activities.

Carriage Board Application

        PVC foam board also has a wide range of applications in the car and train car plate. It can be used for automotive interior PVC panel, car body structures, etc. The lightweight properties of PVC foam board reduce the overall weight, improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles and vessels, and have good moisture and corrosion resistance to adapt to complex Marine environments.

         Data show that for every 1 ton of vehicle mass reduction, fuel consumption can be reduced by 6% to 7%, and harmful gas emissions such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides are also reduced. 

        With the reduction of the quality of the car, the load of the power and power transmission system is reduced, which can show the same or even better performance under the lower traction load, and the PVC foam board has the characteristics of light weight, high strength, weather resistance and corrosion prevention, can be used as the cabin board, excellent performance, not only reduce the loss cost of the car, but also the increasing environmental awareness of people.

           With the development of railway transportation and the improvement of people’s living standards, people have put forward higher requirements for the transportation environment and transportation quality inside railway trucks, and there is an urgent need to improve the level and grade of vehicle interior materials.

          The following factors should be considered when selecting railway boxcar interior materials: 

              (1) Light weight and good decoration; 

              (2) Good durability against aging, pollution, light, etc.; 

              (3) Good flame resistance; 

              (4) Low price and Easy to process; 

              (5) Easy to maintain;

              (6) Not only can it replace steel and wood, but it can also be recycled to protect the ecological environment. 

            Based on the above considerations, rigid low-foaming PVC panels have been better used in the interior decoration of boxcars, and have achieved good results.

          From the aspects of decoration, economy and practicality, the roof lining is mostly decorated with PVC panel with a thickness of 5mm.The interior end wall and side wall are more affected by human bump, goods extrusion, friction and other factors, so they are decorated with PVC panels with a thickness of 15mm.

          JUXIN Plastic Group has provided high-quality PVC sheets for the interior decoration of more than 8,000 vehicles. 

          Users have reported good results, which are as follows: bright colors, beautiful appearance, strong practicality; non-hygroscopic, corrosion-resistant, thermal insulation, vibration reduction, Features such as flame retardant; light texture, easy installation, smooth surface, easy to clean; diverse varieties, easy to choose; modern sense; the board has good integrity, firmness, good elasticity, and is not easy to break.