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Make Your Creative Visions a Reality: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Plexiglas® Acrylic, but Didn't Know to Ask
Today’s Presenters Tom DeMain has had an extensive career within the Plexiglas® industry for more than 24 years. Starting ...
Agenda <ul><li>Transparent Plastics used </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Types and familiar brand names </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Retai...
Common Transparent Plastics Used in Retail <ul><li>Acrylic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plexiglas ® </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ac...
Transportation Security Sign Aerospace Construction Medical Electronics Automotive   Wide Range of End Markets Retail Ligh...
Available Options for Acrylic <ul><li>Custom Grades </li></ul><ul><li>Various Patterns and textures </li></ul><ul><li>Wide...
Transparent
Day-Night Colors
What can you do with Acrylic? <ul><ul><li>Cutting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Machining </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finishin...
Machining
Finishing
Forming
Fastening
WHY are we HERE? Source CEH 7% CAGR* *CAGR-Compound Average Growth Rate Metric Tons Fabrication
Innovations for Retail/ Signage
<ul><li>“ The reason we used acrylic was that we wanted a thicker, stable easel to help support the pricing information. T...
<ul><li>“ It was important to have crisp looking parts for a good looking display, with clean, flame polished edges.” </li...
<ul><li>“… shows a special part created for this display, and combines the upper end look we want from acrylic,” </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ This example uses a bead-blasted clear acrylic to help provide three items.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>showcase the ...
Innovations for Retail/Signage Edge-Lit Sheets Colors & Patterns Edge Effects Frosted Family Impact Grades LED Lighting Pr...
Plexiglas ®  ELIT II <ul><ul><li>Thin Profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slimmer and Sleeker displays </li></ul></ul><...
Plexiglas ®  ELIT II <ul><ul><li>Thin Profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slimmer and Sleeker displays </li></ul></ul><...
Applications for Elit II Advertising Signs  City Posters Way finding signs Large photographs Menu boards  Shelving  Partit...
Plexiglas ®  Frosted <ul><li>Dramatic, rich effects while hiding light source </li></ul><ul><li>Shatter-resistant and UL l...
Rear Projection Screens http://modernisticinc.com/index2.htm <ul><li>Exceptional Image quality </li></ul><ul><li>Lightweig...
Rear Projection Screens
Plexiglas ®  EdgeFX <ul><li>Dynamic color changing effect  </li></ul><ul><li>Two eye-catching color combinations </li></ul...
<ul><li>Mechanical Modifications   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Optics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Mechanical Modifications   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Optics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
What the Future Holds <ul><li>Mechanical Modifications   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Optics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colors </...
<ul><li>Recyclable  &  Reusable -  Altuglas International working with channel partners  </li></ul><ul><li>Laird Plastics ...
Available Help from Altuglas <ul><li>Customized Webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Fabrication seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Onsite D...
Inspiration
 
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  1. 2. Instructions on How to View Presentation
  2. 3. Instructions on How to View Presentation
  3. 4. Make Your Creative Visions a Reality: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Plexiglas® Acrylic, but Didn't Know to Ask
  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 used </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Types and familiar brand names </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Retail Environment Usage </li></ul><ul><li>Acrylic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical characteristic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance Factors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acrylic’s availability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Retail Environment Usage </li></ul><ul><li>Design Uses </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>Solar Tints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fluorescents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frosted / Diffusing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edge Colors </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? <ul><ul><li>Cutting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Machining </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finishing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fastening </li></ul></ul>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
  17. 18. Innovations for Retail/ Signage
  18. 19. <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. 20. <ul><li>“ It was important to have crisp looking parts for a good looking display, with clean, flame polished edges.” </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>“… shows a special part created for this display, and combines the upper end look we want from acrylic,” </li></ul>
  21. 22. <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. 23. Innovations for Retail/Signage Edge-Lit Sheets Colors & Patterns Edge Effects Frosted Family Impact Grades LED Lighting Projection Screens Security Barrier
  23. 24. 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. 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><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. 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 <ul><li>City Posters </li></ul><ul><li>Large Photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Shelving Partitions </li></ul><ul><li>Directories </li></ul><ul><li>Luminous Displays </li></ul><ul><li>Way Finding Signs </li></ul>Interior Parts Advertising P-O-P Menu Boards
  26. 27. 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>
  27. 28. 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>
  28. 29. Rear Projection Screens
  29. 30. Plexiglas ® EdgeFX <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>
  30. 31. <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
  31. 32. <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
  32. 33. 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>
  33. 34. <ul><li>Recyclable & Reusable - Altuglas International working with channel partners </li></ul><ul><li>Laird Plastics [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Enabler- Plexiglas continues innovate to enable sustainable developments </li></ul>What the Future Holds <ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Acrylic does NOT provide a ‘GREEN” carbon footprint but provides support for advancements </li></ul>LED Lighting Day-Lighting PV (Photovoltaic)
  34. 35. Available Help from Altuglas <ul><li>Customized Webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Fabrication seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Onsite Demonstrations </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>
  35. 36. Inspiration
  36. 38. Thank you for your time and attention

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