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.
Adhesives Used with Dibond® Material
One of the display features in great demand is the ability to attach Dibond® material to a substrate without having exposed fasteners. The vast majority of this type connection is done using adhesives.
Die Cutting GatorLite® Material
GatorLite® in the 3/16” thickness can be Die Cut. However, it may also be cut satisfactorily with hand tools or other specialty tools.
Die Cutting Fome-Cor® Material
One of the most common applications for the Fome-Cor® products is die cutting.
Die Cutting Foam-X Recovery Material
One of the most common applications for the Foam-X® Recovery product is die cutting.
Tuffak® Optical Grade High-Impact Polycarbonate Sheet
When you need a clear, rugged sheet for the toughest applications. Excellent for uses including transit shelters, protective laminations, window glazing and more.
OPTIX continuously processed non-glare acrylic is ideal for framing applications, signage, silkscreening and POP (point of purchase) displays.
OPTIX LD light diffusing acrylic sheet is offered in SG and SG05 in a wide variety of stock sizes with custom sheet sizes also available.
Laird Plastics, Inc. offers acrylic, polystyrene and DURALENS lighting panels through various home centers, hardware stores across the United States and Canada.
DURAPLEX Impact Modified Acrylic
DURAPLEX is a continuously processed impact modified acrylic sheet that offers superior impact strength. Ideal applications include displays, skylights, signage, windows, doors and any indoor/outdoor application where durability is needed. Custom and non-stock items available.
OPTIX Frost has a frosting additive incorporated throughout the sheet, providing an elegant textured surface on both sides.