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.
Prime ABS 750
Makrolon Environmental Resistance
Makrolon polycarbonate sheet may be used in a diverse range of environmental conditions. Consult this chart when thoroughly testing fabricated parts under actual in-service conditions.
MAKROLON® Light Transmission Specification
Standard MAKROLON® polycarbonate sheet comes in different colors and gages. These differences result in a variety of light transmission properties.
MAKROLON® Product Comparison Guide
MAKROLON 15® Polycarbonate Sheets
The first glazing replacement option with a 15 year performance warranty. MAKROLON® 15 Polycarbonate Sheet offers superior weatherability.
Material Safety Data Sheet for Makrolon® AR Polycarbonate Sheet
Safety information for Makrolon® AR Polycarbonate Sheet.
QMFZ2 Plastics Components
QMFZ2 Plastics Components: Material Designation, Color, Minimum Thickness, Flame Class, RTI, Electrical RTI, Mechanical w/ Impact RTI etc..
Laminating Fome-Cor® & Gator™ Products
Laminating and mounting are terms that are often times interchanged, however for this document laminating is defined as an application of placing a covering (film or liquid) over a mounted item to either protect the graphic or provide a certain appearance i.e. matte or glossy finish. Mounting is the attachment of a graphic to a substrate. A graphic can be placed on paper, foil, plastic or fabric for mounting to the substrate.