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.
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.
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.
Optix Patterns (DP-32, A-81, Adobe)
Laird Plastics, Inc. offers patterned sheet for applications such as shower doors, displays, indoor/outdoor furniture, point of purchase and home furnishing products.
Optix Clear & Colors
OPTIX continuously processed clear acrylic is offered in a thickness range from .040" to 1.0", in widths up to 104".
Optix 95 Matte Finish
OPTIX 95 is a continuously processed acrylic sheet with a matte finish on one side.
Cast Acrylic (Polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA)
Cell cast acrylic is a lightweight, flexible and impact resistant substitute for glass. It has better optical quality and better physical properties than extruded acrylic.