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  • Transparent Plexiglas outside of a mall in Madrid – Stock Photo
  • Cut / Route and drill Laser cut /etch Thermoform / drape or free form Bends Domes or Spheres Curves – bowls – twists Mechanical fasten Solvent cement strips / edges together Making clear display cases Cosmetic Counter Displays
  • Cut / Route and drill Laser cut /etch Thermoform / drape or free form Bends Domes or Spheres Curves – bowls – twists Mechanical fasten Solvent cement strips / edges together Making clear display cases Cosmetic Counter Displays
  • Cut / Route and drill Laser cut /etch Thermoform / drape or free form Bends Domes or Spheres Curves – bowls – twists Mechanical fasten Solvent cement strips / edges together Making clear display cases Cosmetic Counter Displays
  • Cut / Route and drill Laser cut /etch Thermoform / drape or free form Bends Domes or Spheres Curves – bowls – twists Mechanical fasten Solvent cement strips / edges together Making clear display cases Cosmetic Counter Displays
  • Cut / Route and drill Laser cut /etch Thermoform / drape or free form Bends Domes or Spheres Curves – bowls – twists Mechanical fasten Solvent cement strips / edges together Making clear display cases Cosmetic Counter Displays
  • Use fabrication & Sign trends Show share POP Market in Plexiglas
  • Mechanical Modifications (Edge Fx, Optics Colors Textures Processes Combinations (trilayer,Plexiglas HiDef Art tower, ) Lamination Coating Co-extrusion Polymer Combinations New substrates with unique properties Greener Products Polymer combinarions PLA Aquatic (Kynar website
  • Mechanical Modifications (Edge Fx, Optics Colors Textures Processes Combinations (trilayer,Plexiglas HiDef Art tower, ) Lamination Coating Co-extrusion Polymer Combinations New substrates with unique properties Greener Products Polymer combinarions PLA Aquatic (Kynar website
  • Roofs keep their cool, longer.
  • Acrylic does not provide a ‘green’ carbon footprint
  • Transcript

    • 1.  
    • 2. Instructions on How to View Presentation
    • 3. Instructions on How to View Presentation
    • 4. Make Your Creative Visions a Reality: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Plexiglas® Acrylic, but Didn't Know to Ask
    • 5. Today’s Presenters Tom DeMain has had an extensive career within the Plexiglas® industry for more than 24 years. Starting out in sales, he currently is the Business Manager at Altuglas International. DeMain has also had a hand in developing new products, some of which are considered standards in today’s retail display industry. Altuglas currently manufactures and markets more than a quarter of the world's production of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) technology. With more than 10 years experience working with the design team at Best Buy - the world's largest specialty consumer electronics retailer - Hornblad has contributed to numerous notable projects for the company’s many different locations, and has also served as a liaison between the company’s business team and multiple manufacturer’s and fixture vendor teams. Tom DeMain Business Manager, Altuglas International Jay Hornblad, Senior Display Designer, Best Buy Inc.’s Experience Development Group
    • 6. Agenda
      • Transparent Plastics used
        • Types and familiar brand names
      • Retail Environment Usage
      • Acrylic
        • Types
        • Physical characteristic
        • Performance Factors
        • Acrylic’s availability
      • Retail Environment Usage
      • Design Uses
      • ‘ A look to the future’
      • How can we help?
      To provide a basic overview of several transparent plastics that have been used in Retail Design, with a specific, in-depth emphasis on Acrylic Goal
    • 7. Common Transparent Plastics Used in Retail
      • Acrylic
        • Plexiglas ®
        • Acrylite ®
        • Optix ®
      Polycarbonate Lexan ® Tuffak ®  Makrolon ® PETG Vivak ® Ultros ® Spectar ®
    • 8. Transportation Security Sign Aerospace Construction Medical Electronics Automotive Wide Range of End Markets Retail Light/Optics ACRYLIC
    • 9. Available Options for Acrylic
      • Custom Grades
      • Various Patterns and textures
      • Wide range of thickness
        • .060” to > 2.000” thick
      • Broad Range of Color Systems
        • Transparent
        • Translucent
        • Solar Tints
        • Fluorescents
        • Frosted / Diffusing
        • Edge Colors
        • Opaque
        • Day/Night
    • 10. Transparent
    • 11. Day-Night Colors
    • 12. What can you do with Acrylic?
        • Cutting
        • Machining
        • Finishing
        • Forming
        • Fastening
      Cutting
    • 13. Machining
    • 14. Finishing
    • 15. Forming
    • 16. Fastening
    • 17. WHY are we HERE? Source CEH 7% CAGR* *CAGR-Compound Average Growth Rate Metric Tons Fabrication
    • 18. Innovations for Retail/ Signage
    • 19.
      • “ The reason we used acrylic was that we wanted a thicker, stable easel to help support the pricing information. The part needed to have a higher end look, and as the acrylic would relatively never receive impacts or stress, acrylic was our best solution.”
    • 20.
      • “ It was important to have crisp looking parts for a good looking display, with clean, flame polished edges.”
    • 21.
      • “… shows a special part created for this display, and combines the upper end look we want from acrylic,”
    • 22.
      • “ This example uses a bead-blasted clear acrylic to help provide three items.”
        • showcase the Geek brand
        • provide privacy for the technician behind the wall
        • allow the technician to have visibility to the sales floor
    • 23. Innovations for Retail/Signage Edge-Lit Sheets Colors & Patterns Edge Effects Frosted Family Impact Grades LED Lighting Projection Screens Security Barrier
    • 24. Plexiglas ® ELIT II
        • Thin Profile
          • Slimmer and Sleeker displays
          • Enables to meet ADA Requirements
        • Aesthetics
          • No ‘light’ tubes visible to interfere with graphic / image quality
        • ‘ Green’ Storyline
          • Efficiency
            • Better able to utilize energy efficient light systems
          • Less materials
            • 6” to 10” metal case not needed
    • 25. Plexiglas ® ELIT II
        • Thin Profile
          • Slimmer and Sleeker displays
          • Enables to meet ADA Requirements
        • Aesthetics
          • No ‘light’ tubes visible to interfere with graphic / image quality
        • ‘ Green’ Storyline
          • Efficiency
            • Better able to utilize energy efficient light systems
          • Less materials
            • 6” to 10” metal case not needed
        • Can be bent for use on a curved surface
          • Use on pillar / column
    • 26. Applications for Elit II Advertising Signs City Posters Way finding signs Large photographs Menu boards Shelving Partitions Luminous displays Directories Applications for Elit II
      • City Posters
      • Large Photographs
      • Shelving Partitions
      • Directories
      • Luminous Displays
      • Way Finding Signs
      Interior Parts Advertising P-O-P Menu Boards
    • 27. Plexiglas ® Frosted
      • Dramatic, rich effects while hiding light source
      • Shatter-resistant and UL listed
      • Resists scratches
      • Hides fingerprints and smudges
      • Virtually maintenance-free
      • Allows maximum light transmission while diffusing the light
    • 28. Rear Projection Screens http://modernisticinc.com/index2.htm
      • Exceptional Image quality
      • Lightweight
      • Eye catching designs with high stopping power
      • Easy to cut, drill, rout, finish and cement
      • Common application areas Digital Signage, Tradeshows and Exhibits
    • 29. Rear Projection Screens
    • 30. Plexiglas ® EdgeFX
      • Dynamic color changing effect
      • Two eye-catching color combinations
      • One-side frosted or standard
      • High-polish finish
      • Frosted surface hides fingerprints
      • Fabricates and thermoforms as easily as standard acrylic
    • 31.
      • Mechanical Modifications
        • Optics
        • Colors
        • Textures
      • Processes Combinations
        • Lamination
        • Coating
        • Co-extrusion
      • Polymer Combinations
        • New substrates with unique properties
        • Greener Products
      What the Future Holds
    • 32.
      • Mechanical Modifications
        • Optics
        • Colors
        • Textures
      • Processes Combinations
        • Lamination
        • Coating
        • Co-extrusion
      • Polymer Combinations
        • New substrates with unique properties
        • Greener Products
      What the Future Holds Art tower
    • 33. What the Future Holds
      • Mechanical Modifications
        • Optics
        • Colors
        • Textures
      • Processes Combinations
        • Lamination
        • Coating
        • Co-extrusion
      • Polymer Combinations
        • New substrates with unique properties
        • Greener Products
    • 34.
      • Recyclable & Reusable - Altuglas International working with channel partners
      • Laird Plastics [email_address]
      • Enabler- Plexiglas continues innovate to enable sustainable developments
      What the Future Holds
      • Sustainability
      • Acrylic does NOT provide a ‘GREEN” carbon footprint but provides support for advancements
      LED Lighting Day-Lighting PV (Photovoltaic)
    • 35. Available Help from Altuglas
      • Customized Webinars
      • Fabrication seminars
      • Onsite Demonstrations
      • Plexiglas web site
      • www.plexiglas.com
        • Color chip gallery
        • Plexiglas Expert System
      • Plexiglas ® web store
        • Samples available for ‘mock up’ displays
      • Fabrication CD
      • Color Lab
      • Development center with pilot plant capabilities
    • 36. Inspiration
    • 37.  
    • 38. Thank you for your time and attention

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