The Construction industry has long fueled personal, public and business dreams, employing millions of people and utilizing a growing amount of plastics to reduce costs, expedite construction and create construction possibilities. Construction applications include lighting, glazing, flooring, railing, plumbing, wall covering and a variety of other uses.
Advantages of plastics
The advantages of plastics in the construction industry are numerous. Plastics are much lighter than wood, metal and glass that equate into better fuel economy and cheaper to manufacture parts. Additionally, the lighter weight aids in safer material handling. Plastics can be designed to be impact and dent resistant, and modified for improved strength. Since color is part of a molded piece, no secondary painting operations are necessary. Plastics can also provide greater weather resistant characteristics. Special additives to plastics may be added to combat failure due to high exposure to UV.
Materials Utilized Within Industry
Materials utilized in the construction industry include Acrylic, HDPE, KYDEX, Polycarbonate, Multi Wall Polycarbonate, Acrylic Mirror and FRP Panels
Plexiglas® Vision Acrylic Sheet
The newest innovation for overhead and rear projection screens. Keep images visible from every angle, up-close, far away, one-side or both.
Plexiglas® MC Fluorescent Color Series Acrylic Sheet
Set your displays on fire with luminescent neon colors. In normal light, the sheets glow as if illuminated from within. Add more UV light and the colors intensify.
Dibond® Butler Finish Screen Print Inks
Screen-printing is a common method of decorating the brushed aluminum surface of Butler Finish Dibond® material.
Fire Characteristics of Dibond Material
It is necessary to know the fire characteristics of materials when they are used in applications where there may be stringent rules on how the materials behave when exposed to sources of combustion.
Dibond® Deflection Data
Deflections of Dibond® material under load are demonstrated by the amount of spacing between supports across the short dimension of the panel in comparison to the panel deflection.
Dibond® for Workzone Safety Signage
New criteria went into effect in October 2000 and requires work zone safety signage to be tested in a full scale vehicle crash.
Cutting Dibond® Material
Dibond® can be cut using methods common to both the metal and woodworking industries. No cutting lubricants, oils or coolants are required.
ALUCOBOND© Color Guide
Alucobond Material is known for its color consistency. Coatings include the full range of finishes from 70% PVDF in both metallic and non-metallic to polyester.
ALUCOBOND© Cleaning Information
Alucobond is a light-weight composite material consisting of two pre-finished 0.02" thick aluminum cover sheets heat-bonded to a core made of polyethelene plastic.