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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
  • 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
  • ARE Webinar final

    1. 2. Make Your Creative Visions a Reality: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Plexiglas® Acrylic, but Didn't Know to Ask
    2. 3. Instructions on How to View Presentation
    3. 4. Instructions on How to View Presentation
    4. 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
    5. 6. Agenda <ul><li>Transparent Plastics in Retail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acrylic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polycarbonate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PETG </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acrylic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application Markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical characteristic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance Factors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plexiglas ® in Retail Markets </li></ul><ul><li>A Case Study “ Best Buy” </li></ul><ul><li>Recent Innovations from Plexiglas ® </li></ul><ul><li>‘ A look to the future’ </li></ul><ul><li>How can we help? </li></ul>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
    6. 7. Common Transparent Plastics Used in Retail <ul><li>Acrylic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plexiglas ® </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acrylite ® </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optix ® </li></ul></ul>Polycarbonate Lexan ® Tuffak ®  Makrolon ® PETG Vivak ® Ultros ® Spectar ®
    7. 8. Transportation Security Sign Aerospace Construction Medical Electronics Automotive Wide Range of End Markets Retail Light/Optics ACRYLIC
    8. 9. Available Options for Acrylic <ul><li>Custom Grades </li></ul><ul><li>Various Patterns and textures </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of thickness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.060” to > 2.000” thick </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Broad Range of Color Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translucent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fluorescents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frosted / Diffusing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edge Colors / Tints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opaque </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Day/Night </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. Transparent
    10. 11. Day-Night Colors
    11. 12. What can you do with Acrylic? Cutting
    12. 13. Machining
    13. 14. Finishing
    14. 15. Forming
    15. 16. Fastening
    16. 17. WHY are we HERE? Source CEH 7% CAGR* *CAGR-Compound Average Growth Rate Metric Tons Fabrication 20% 27% 53% Plexiglas Sheet Market Breakdown
    17. 18. Acrylic Usage in Retail/ Signage
    18. 20. <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul>
    19. 21. <ul><li>“ It was important to have crisp looking parts for a good looking display, with clean, flame polished edges.” </li></ul>
    20. 22. <ul><li>“… shows a special part created for this display, and combines the upper end look we want from acrylic,” </li></ul>
    21. 23. <ul><li>“ This example uses a bead-blasted clear acrylic to help provide three items.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>showcase the Geek brand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide privacy for the technician behind the wall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>allow the technician to have visibility to the sales floor </li></ul></ul>
    22. 24. Colors & Patterns Projection Screens Edge-Lit Sheets Optical Effects Frosted Family Security Barrier Innovations for Retail/ Signage Impact Grades LED Lighting
    23. 25. Plexiglas ® ELIT II <ul><ul><li>Thin Profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slimmer and Sleeker displays </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enables to meet ADA Requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aesthetics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No ‘light’ tubes visible to interfere with graphic / image quality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Green’ Storyline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Better able to utilize energy efficient light systems </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6” to 10” metal case not needed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    24. 26. Plexiglas ® ELIT II <ul><ul><li>Thin Profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slimmer and Sleeker displays </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enables to meet ADA Requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aesthetics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No ‘light’ tubes visible to interfere with graphic / image quality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Green’ Storyline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Better able to utilize energy efficient light systems </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6” to 10” metal case not needed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be bent for use on a curved surface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use on pillar / column </li></ul></ul></ul>
    25. 27. Applications for Elit II Advertising Signs City Posters Way finding signs Large photographs Interior Parts Advertising P-O-P Menu Boards
    26. 28. Colors & Patterns Projection Screens Edge-Lit Sheets Optical Effects Frosted Family Security Barrier Innovations for Retail/ Signage Impact Grades LED Lighting
    27. 29. Plexiglas ® Frosted <ul><li>Dramatic, rich effects while hiding light source </li></ul><ul><li>Shatter-resistant and UL listed </li></ul><ul><li>Resists scratches </li></ul><ul><li>Hides fingerprints and smudges </li></ul><ul><li>Virtually maintenance-free </li></ul><ul><li>Allows maximum light transmission while diffusing the light </li></ul>
    28. 30. Colors & Patterns Projection Screens Edge-Lit Sheets Optical Effects Frosted Family Security Barrier Innovations for Retail/ Signage Impact Grades LED Lighting
    29. 31. Rear Projection Screens http://modernisticinc.com/index2.htm <ul><li>Exceptional Image quality </li></ul><ul><li>Lightweight </li></ul><ul><li>Eye catching designs with high stopping power </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to cut, drill, rout, finish and cement </li></ul><ul><li>Common application areas Digital Signage, Tradeshows and Exhibits </li></ul>
    30. 32. www.modernisticinc.com
    31. 33. Colors & Patterns Projection Screens Edge-Lit Sheets Optical Effects Frosted Family Security Barrier Innovations for Retail/ Signage Impact Grades LED Lighting
    32. 34. Plexiglas ® EdgeFX TM <ul><li>Dynamic color changing effect </li></ul><ul><li>Two eye-catching color combinations </li></ul><ul><li>One-side frosted or standard </li></ul><ul><li>High-polish finish </li></ul><ul><li>Frosted surface hides fingerprints </li></ul><ul><li>Fabricates and thermoforms as easily as standard acrylic </li></ul>
    33. 35. Colors & Patterns Projection Screens Edge-Lit Sheets Optical Effects Frosted Family Security Barrier Innovations for Retail/ Signage Impact Grades LED Lighting
    34. 36. <ul><li>Mechanical Modifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Optics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Processes Combinations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-extrusion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Polymer Combinations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New substrates with unique properties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greener Products </li></ul></ul>What the Future Holds
    35. 37. <ul><li>Mechanical Modifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Optics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Processes Combinations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-extrusion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Polymer Combinations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New substrates with unique properties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greener Products </li></ul></ul>What the Future Holds Art tower
    36. 38. What the Future Holds <ul><li>Mechanical Modifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Optics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Processes Combinations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-extrusion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Polymer Combinations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New substrates with unique properties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greener Products </li></ul></ul>
    37. 39. <ul><li>Recyclable or Reusable </li></ul><ul><li>Altuglas working with channel partners Laird Plastics www.recycle@ lairdplastics .com </li></ul><ul><li>Our acrylic development efforts to innovate with other environmentally friendly advancements continue </li></ul><ul><li>Enabler- A primary attribute of acrylic is its ability to enable retailers to use green technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LED Lighting Day-lighting PV (Photovoltaic) </li></ul></ul>What The Future Holds
    38. 40. Available Help from Altuglas <ul><li>Customized Webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Fabrication seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Onsite Design Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Plexiglas web site </li></ul><ul><li>www.plexiglas.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Color chip gallery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plexiglas Expert System </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plexiglas ® web store </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Samples available for ‘mock up’ displays </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fabrication CD </li></ul><ul><li>Color Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Development center with pilot plant capabilities </li></ul>
    39. 43. Thank you for your time and attention Contact us @ www.plexiglas.com

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