Wholesalers play a vital role in moving products from production to the retail markets. Plastics aid in the facilitation of the wholesale process. Applications include mechanical applications, such as conveyor belt rollers, bushings and plates, graphical applications such as signage, and see-through applications such as product displays.

Advantages of plastics

The advantages of plastics in the Wholesalers industry 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 used in the Wholesale industry are vast, used for structural as well as graphic and see-through applications. Materials include ABS, Styrene, Polycarbonate, Foam boards, PETG, PVC, Fluted Poly-pro and others.


Plexiglas® Clear-Edge Frosted Acrylic Sheet

Bring a designer edge to retail sales. Attractive and sleek, the sheet is available in a one or two-sided frosted formulation with a dramatic clear edge to buff or bevel.


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.


Post Paint Compatibility of Dibond®

On many projects that involve Dibond® material, a small quantity of "custom color" panels is often required. It is often not practical to obtain the "custom color" from the factory and post painting is necessary.


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.


Screen-Print Ink Compatibility of Dibond®

Screen-print Dibond® signage and displays with recommended inks. Consult with the ink manufacturer if there are any questions regarding the use of a particular ink.


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.