The retail trade industry moves products from the production or wholesale processes to end users. Plastics aid in distribution, the graphical display and finally structural support of products or services.
Advantages of plastics
The advantages of plastics in Retail Trade are numerous. Plastics are much lighter than metal, which 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. Corrosion resistance, color and texture flexibility, the economical components and aesthetics are other advantages of plastics.
Materials Utilized Within Industry
Materials designed to display and merchandise retail environments include Acrylic point of purchase displays (P.O.P.), Acrylic Cast/Extruded, PETG, ABS, foam PVC and Vinyl Banner.
Rochling Sustaplast Polystone
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Polystone® G, Polystone® P–H and Polystone® P–C
Fire Characteristics of Sintra Material
Sometimes it is necessary to know the fire characteristics of materials that are used in the production of certain signage, graphics, exhibits or displays. These characteristics become important when the materials are used in applications where there may be stringent rules on how the materials behave when exposed to sources of combustion.
Sintra® material is often screen printed when used in the signage and display industry. Identifying a quality ink for your project is crucial for great results.
Sintra® Board - Rigid PVC Plastic Sheets
Sintra is a lightweight yet rigid board of moderately expanded closed-cell polyvinyl chloride (PVC) extruded in a homogenous sheet with a low gloss matte finish.
Prime Impax 6450
Is our formulated High Impact Polystyrene. It provides good toughness, stiffness and impact strength. It is designed to meet a wide variety of product applications. Prime Impax 6450 is one of the most versatile and inexpensive materials we supply. It is our standard thermoforming grade of High Impact Polystyrene.
Laird Plastics, Inc. offers clear and Non-Glare polystyrene stocked in the most popular picture frame sizes.
Prime ABS Weather-X 200
Is an acrylic capped co-extruded ABS sheet, which can be produced as a two or three multilayer composite. The acrylic cap imparts a very high gloss, vibrant colors with superior depth of image, excellent UV protection, chemical resistance, toughness and excellent formability.
Prime Clear-X 200
Prime Clear-X 200 was designed and developed specifically for rigid packaging markets.