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.
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.
OPTIX continuously processed non-glare acrylic is ideal for framing applications, signage, silkscreening and POP (point of purchase) displays.
SG OPTIX, SG05 & SG10 DURAPLEX acrylic sheet products are available in Roll Stock.
Sign Grade Acrylic Sheet
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.
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.