The sign manufacturing industry creates signage for visual graphics created to display information to a particular audience. This is typically manifested in the form of way finding information in places such as streets or inside/outside of buildings. Applications include mechanical applications, such as conveyor belt rollers or bushings, graphical applications such as promotional signage, and see-through applications such as displays.
Advantages of plastics
The advantages of plastics in Sign Manufacturing 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
The sign and graphics industry commonly uses roll stock and oversized sheets, including Acrylic, Polycarbonate, PVC foam, Engraving Stock, Dibond, Sign Vinyl -OVERSIZE SHEET and ROLL STOCK.
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
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.
MAKROLON 15 Polycarbonate Sheet offers superior weatherability. Innovative MAKSHIELD coating technology enhances its performance.
MAKROLON® 15 Data Sheet
MAKSHIELD imparts durability to MAKROLON 15 for architectural glazing applications coupled with the inherent toughness of polycarbonate.