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Services

Laird Plastics is an all in one source that provides many
value-added services to help our customers meet their product
and application goals. Inquire with your local Laird Plastics
to see how our services can save time, reduce overall costs,
and increase productivity!

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 How We Do It!

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Precision Cutting

Laird Plastics has invested in automated cutting processes to save our customers time, reduce waste and lower overall costs. With over 50 years in plastic distribution our standards for servicing our customers with cut-to-size and custom orders are unmatched. We pride ourselves on tight tolerances, pinpoint accuracy, and exceptional edge quality while maintaining productivity without sacrificing quality. Inquire with your local sales representative on how our cut-to-size services will save you time and money!

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Horizontal Panel Saw

Horizontal Panel Saws offer an automated cutting process with rpm control, variable blade adjustment, and advanced guide systems. This cutting process promotes faster speeds to make sure your orders are cut on time. Our equipment provides single sheet and volume cutting capabilities with all of our stocked plastic sheet. Acrylic, Polycarbonate, PVC, Foamboard, ACM, ABS are a few great options for custom cut orders. Inquire with your local sales representative about your next custom cut order!

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Guillotine & Reel Stock Cutting


Laird plastics guillotine machines offer precision cutting by using computerized machines to enhance accurate, clean and scratch-free fabrication. Guillotine saws not only offer precise cutting capabilities, but the industrial cutting shears allow for large quantities of material to be cut at the same time. This speed of cutting materials allows for us to deliver cut-to-size materials quickly to our customers. Guillotine machines accommodate several different types substrates and films.

 

Reel Stock is the material of choice for the Sign Industry. Laird Plastics stocks both polycarbonate sheet and continuous reel stock up to 300’. Sign Grade polycarbonate offers UV resistant coating, impact strength and maintains durability even in the most extreme temperatures. Laird Plastics proudly supports Sign Makers by offering cut-to-size polycarbonate panels for any sign cabinet with custom cut lengths. Standard widths are 52”, 64”, 76” and 100”. Not all locations offer reel stock conversion and guillotine cutting. Inquire with your local sale representative about you next custom cut-to-size opportunity. 

 

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Routing


Laird Plastics has a proven track record of producing high quality routed parts on time. The art of creating a routed smooth edge on multiple substrates requires precision, experience and proper equipment. Our multi-axis CNC routers aid in producing complex shapes and designs with great dimensional stability. We can manage tight tolerances and intricate shapes with high repeatability due to our advanced technology and experienced machine operators. Acrylic, Polycarbonate, PETG, ABS, styrene and PVC are great materials for converting into custom parts. Not all locations offer routing services, inquire with your local sales representative about their in house fabrication capabilities and the accepted file formats for routing parts.

 

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Drilling

 

Drilling and tapping plastic is a common request among our customers. Laird plastic works closely with our premiere manufactures to help educate ourselves and our customers on best fabrication practices to consider when drilling plastic. Take the risk out of fabricating and let our expert operators to the drilling! Not all locations offer drilling services, inquire with your local sales representative today about their drilling capabilities. 

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Custom Fabrication & Parts 

 

Polished Finish- Laird Plastics fabrication team can produce flawless edge finishes with our polishing capabilities. Creating an optical clear edge on acrylic requires special skill. Acrylic is known for its clarity and light transmittance but due to its fragile make up, achieving optical clarity is dependent on the skill of the operator. At Laird Plastics we have mastered multiple polishing techniques to ensure our customers remain repeat customers!

Machined Plastic Parts- Our Fabrication capabilities include machined parts. This is a great way to save time and labor by having our experts create custom parts based on your exact specifications. 

Die Cutting / Stamping- Many materials can be easily programmed and die cut or stamped. We are able to reduce material costs by reducing material waste. We can consistently repeat parts with a high yield per sheet due to nesting of parts. 

Bending- Plastic sheets can be bent by either heating or cold bending. At Laird Plastics we can supply you the raw material and recommend the best bending method in order to achieve your desired result.

Cold Bending- Cold bending is a great solution for creating curves and bends out of flat sheet stock. Many thermoplastic materials can be bent by hand or by using metal folding equipment. One of the benefits of cold bending plastic is the integrity of the sheet remains intact. Acrylic, Polycarbonate, PETG and PVC are all great material options for cold bending. Sheets thinner than 3/16” are best for cold bending applications.

Heat bending- Heat bending is a popular process among our customers due to the low tooling costs, quick set up and uniform results. With heat bending, we are able to achieve multiple angles and configurations based on customer request. The heat bending process allows thermoplastic sheets to be re-molded or formed. Acrylic, Polycarbonate, PETG, ABS and PVC are great material options for heat bending.

Vacuum Forming- Vacuum Forming is one of the most popular and economic methods of molding plastic. The advantages of vacuum forming include design flexibility, time of production, lower tooling costs compared to injection molded parts and prototypes can be produced quickly.

Custom Labeling- Our team is able to custom label material based on your project requirements. This creates ease and organization for complex projects.

Custom Color Match- Laird Plastics works with premium manufactures, inquire with your local sales representative about custom color matching. Our suppliers are experts in pantone colors, brand matching and existing color matching. 

Custom Fabrication services are not offered at every Laird Plastics location, inquire with your local sales representative about their local fabrication capabilities.

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Custom Stocking Programs


At Laird Plastics we truly believe our success is led by partnership, trust and the commitment we have to our customers. We have been in business for 50 years, a lot has changed, but our values and devotion to our customers have not. Our responsibility as experts in Sign and Graphics is to educate our customers on new materials, recommend products based on application requirements, and most importantly have the materials you need readily available. It is our job is to create material solutions that best fit with your business. In doing so, we have the autonomy to create Custom Stocking Programs. These custom programs reduce excess inventory, decrease upfront costs, and allows us to work together to achieve a win, win solution. We value our customers and their businesses, therefore this an extra service we believe distinguishes us above the rest. Inquire about how our custom stocking program can help add value to your business operations today!  

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Recycling


Laird is proud to have a dedicated business unit that is solely focused on the recycling of plastics. Ours is a closed-loop system, in that, wherever possible, collected materials are processed and kept domestically and out of the landfills. We provide transparency to the recycling process and support claims with documented facts.

Over the course of the past several years, our understanding of sustainability issues has established Laird Plastics as an industry leader. Of particular concern to us at Laird Plastics is the recycling / reuse and repurposing of materials, as well as accurate disposal documentation. For this reason Laird Plastics has put in place “green” best practices to demonstrate environmental stewardship through recycling.

Laird Plastics Recycling primarily focuses on post-industrial plastic scrap. We buy materials in scrap, purge, preform, regrind, or pellet form and reprocess this into usable products. We offer balers, trailers, gaylords, and many other solutions to help made the recycling process as easy as possible. Some of the materials we specialize in are ABS, TPO, PC, HIPS, PETG, HIPS, PET, LDPE, PP, HDPE, HMW, and many more. Laird Plastics also extrudes custom plastic corner guards which can be customized with your logo.



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Packaging & Delivery

 

At Laird Plastics we take pride in how our material is packaged and delivered. It is our job to ensure the delivery of your product is accurate, consolidated, protected, palletized and most importantly, on time! We understand the importance of communication and the impact our materials have on your business. At Laird Plastics we are proud of our on time delivery rate and work diligently to stock materials based on our customers and market needs.   

Next-day delivery is the standard lead time for all stocked materials at Laird Plastics. As we mentioned, we work best when our customers are successful! With that being said, Same-day delivery is an additional delivery option to guarantee our customers success.

At every Laird Plasitcs Location we offer a same-day, next-day or scheduled pick-up option. With 50 warehouses across the US our local teams enjoy servicing and building further relationships with our customers from our pick-up counters. This is a great option for fast and reliable service!

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