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.
Gatorboard® Polystyrene Board
No matter whether large or small format, as a dimensionally stable black laminating board or white digital/screen print board: GATORFOAM® shows uncompromising class in all applications.
Makrolon and VIVAK clear sheet Light Transmission (minimum value)
VIVAK Copolyester Regulatory Information Sheet
VIVAK Copolyester sheet may lawfully be used as articles or components of articles intended for use in contact with food.
VIVAK® Cleaning Instructions
Techniques for cleaning VIVAK sheet based on standard industry practice.
Vivak® Thermoplastic Sheets
Easy to fabricate, form, bond and decorate, VIVAK Sheet is well suited for a variety of point of purchase and sign applications.
Vivak Matte PET-G
Vivak® Matte PET-G sheet is a clear matte surface sheet for non-glare requirements in a wide variety of applications.
Laird Plastics' standard line of Easy-To-Apply wear strips and adhesive backed tapes.
Prime LDPE 049
Machinists Tips - Milling
When face milling, use positive geometry cutter bodies. Quadrant Service & Support provides guidance when milling plastics.