Acrylic signs are a valuable tool for businesses. For a retail location, they can be used to attract customers and guide visitors around a storefront. With corporate offices, acrylic signs can help employees and clients find their way around a building.
While you want to find the optimal places for your acrylic sign, you also want to be sure to hang them properly so that they look their best and last for years to come. With that in mind, we’ve come up with some tips and tricks on how to hang acrylic signs.
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Plastic is flexible, literally, and figuratively, providing a wide range of use cases. It can used to keep us safe, such as bullet-resistant shields and eyewear lenses. It can be energy efficient, such as greenhouse panels and UV-resistant acrylic windows. It can used to provide style and function, such as acrylic furniture and retail displays. But no matter what you are using it for, you want plastic to be made from high quality materials from a reputable plastic supplier.
Acme Plastics uses the highest quality materials available to distribute, fabricate, and manufacture products. Then there’s selection, stock, shipping, service, and satisfaction to consider. At Acme Plastics, we are proud to offer all the above—and competitive pricing. Read on to learn more about these best practices that we’ve adhered to as a plastic supplier in the USA since 1943.
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There is no denying that acrylic is one of the most versatile and user-friendly materials on the market. Although it is half the weight of glass, acrylic offers up to 17 times the impact resistance of ordinary glass. While acrylic can crack and fracture, it is shatterproof and impact resistant. It is also as transparent as glass and comes in a variety of color options, including black, white, red, blue, yellow, green, and more.
All of this makes acrylic sheets the perfect material for an array of crafts. From home décor and jewelry to lighting and accessories, you can find an acrylic sheet art idea to fit your needs and bring out your inner artist.
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After nearly three years of working from home due to the pandemic, a recent poll found that 9 out of 10 companies are requiring their employees to come back to the office in 2023. While many are offering incentives to come back—including catered meals and a pay raise—employees will undoubtedly need to adjust to the return of commuting and sharing work space with their coworkers.
One thing that could make the transition easier for employees is the installation of office partitions, which can create individualized space and privacy for each worker. And when it comes to choosing the right material for your office partitions, you simply can’t go wrong with acrylic. To prove our point, we have rounded up five great reasons to make acrylic office partitions a part of your workplace design. Acrylic office partitions can:
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When Covid-19 hit, companies, schools, restaurants, and other locations put safety measures in place to help limit the spread of the virus. One item that became a staple in buildings across the globe is sneeze guards, which are protective barriers made of acrylic or glass that help prevent the spread of germs and viruses. In February 2020, the World Health Organization advised the use of “physical barriers to reduce exposure to the COVID-19 virus, such as glass or plastic windows,” while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that venues “place a barrier between employees and customers.” So while they were once used almost exclusively in food service and healthcare locations, sneeze guards are now found in practically every type of building imaginable. From students and teachers to customer service reps and restaurant workers, sneeze guards have become increasingly popular in various settings.
Here’s a quick guide on everything you need to know about sneeze guards.
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With warmer weather on the way, people are ready to start enjoying their backyard areas. One way to do just that is with a pergola, which can offer protection from the harsh rays of the sun or a summer sprinkle throughout the season. That means you’ll have more time to enjoy a book, eat a meal, or simply relax outside with family and friends.
After making the investment in a pergola, you’ll undoubtedly want it to last for years to come—and if it can offer more protection from the elements, even better. Enter acrylic sheets such as Acme’s Pergola Roof Panels. They not only resist harsh weather and UV rays, but are also easy to install, customizable, and cost-effective.
Not convinced acrylic is right for your pergola cover? Here are five reasons why you should make the choice.
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Just like our skin suffers damage from the sun’s UV rays, documents and artwork face a similar fate without some sort of protection from UV lighting. Here we discuss how UV light chemically affects documents and artwork. And just like we can slather on sunblock to prevent sunburn and UV ray damage, there are solutions for protecting for these paper-based valuables, too. We’ll discuss some of them, but specifically, the importance of UV resistance in acrylic sheeting to safeguard you documents and artwork.
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Acme Plastics polycarbonate panels and sheets provide a strong and lightweight option for a variety of uses and applications. Continued environmental concerns surrounding synthetic plastics often leave customers with hesitation about investing in polycarbonate panels and sheets. The good news is some polycarbonate plastic panels are 100% recyclable, allowing you to be eco-friendly in your use. Below we will explore the details of how, why, and where to recycle your polycarbonate panels and sheets and how they actually are an environmentally responsible purchase after all!
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The Global Greenhouse market is expected to grow between 2023 and 2029. Staying ahead of the trends, specifically advancing technology, provides a lot of opportunities for horticulture enthusiasts. In the article below we will explore the current state of the greenhouse market, future predictions, and the benefits of using polycarbonate and acrylic greenhouse plastic when building your next greenhouse project. Continue reading Greenhouse Market Growth: What to Expect & How to Stay Ahead of the Trends
Are you looking to add an artistic touch to your home or workspace? An acrylic frame is an ideal way to present compelling artwork, photographs, inspirational quotes, or favorite cartoons all while adding a contemporary feel to any décor. When getting started with making a DIY acrylic frame you will need to decide which size acrylic you may want. Extruded acrylic is transparent, moisture resistant, and half the weight of glass, but many times stronger. Acme Plastics’ acrylic extruded clear sheets are available in a wide selection of thicknesses, sheet sizes, and can be custom cut to your specifications. Extruded acrylic is transparent, moisture resistant and half the weight of glass. Using a table saw, cut-to-size acrylic can be easily cut to make a frame or other DIY projects you may have in mind.
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At Acme Plastics, we offer recycled plexiglass as a green alternative to plexiglass and standard acrylic. Our eco-conscious offering of PLEXIGLAS® proTerra, the recycled acrylic line of PLEXIGLAS® by Röhm, is versatile and can be used in a variety of display setups. There are a multitude of advantages working with PLEXIGLAS® proTerra that may not be as obvious when compared to competing materials like glass or other plastics. Below is a comprehensive breakdown of the numerous benefits of recycled plexiglass and how it can enhance your next project.
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Whether you are customizing personal family photos or original artwork, there are choices beyond your selected images. There’s the frame, the mat (or no mat), and the cover (glass vs. plexiglass). All these decisions are a matter of preference, but we’ll focus on the cover since many people are not sure whether acrylic glass or glass is better for custom framing. There are some things to consider when you are choosing between custom cut plexiglass and glass. First, know that one is not better than the other. Plexiglass and glass each have their different advantages and disadvantages. We break it down for you here so you can decide what will be best for your custom framing project.
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It is common occurrence for people to confuse twinwall polycarbonate and multiwall polycarbonate. After all, twinwall and multiwall polycarbonate have the same properties while providing varying levels of insulation. Depending on the type of project you’re working on will dictate which of these two kinds of polycarbonate is the better fit. Below is a look at the differences between twinwall polycarbonate and multiwall polycarbonate and the insulation appropriate for various types of applications and projects.
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Plexiglass sheets can be utilized in a multitude of ways in the manufacturing industry. Plexiglass is a versatile material that can do everything from protecting manufacturing workers by providing them with a durable, shatter-resistant plastic to make vital products that may help increase productivity and safeguard public health. Plexiglass sheets are available in a variety of thicknesses and is commonly sold in sheets, rods and tubes. One of the most stand out qualities that it offers is its versatility and moldability to fit nearly any application, which is vital in the manufacturing industry. According to piedmontplastics, “Whether you’re manufacturing need requires strength, longevity, or clarity, plexiglass offers numerous advantages over other materials. High among those advantages is its versatility in that it is featured in multiple applications.” In the blog post below, we will explore so the most common use cases for plexiglass within the manufacturing industry and how plexiglass can offer a long-lasting, cost-effective solution for your next project. Continue reading 5 Plexiglass Use Cases in Manufacturing
Polycarbonate sheets are perfect for a high level of security in a variety of settings. Retail businesses, office buildings, homes, schools, and sporting venues all benefit from protection against vandalism, the elements, and more.
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Whether you’re into crafting or looking to make the most out of retail displays, Acme Plastics’ acrylic clear blocks are a versatile and practical option to consider for both personal and professional needs alike. And we offer a variety of popular sizes to accommodate every situation, or we’ll customize acrylic clear blocks to any specifications.
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With energy bills skyrocketing, everyone is looking for ways to save. Making sure that your home is energy efficient can help to keep your monthly household bills under control. One way to conserve energy—and get the most bang for your buck—is to install plexiglass windows throughout your house.
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In the world of plastic, acrylic sheets are one of the most popular and highly-sought out materials. If you are considering using acrylic sheets for your next project, but aren’t quite sure about what type of sheets you may need or how to properly care for them once acquired, we’ve got you covered. Acme Plastics has a comprehensive guide on the ins and outs of acrylic sheets and everything you need to know in order to properly customize, machine, and maintain them. Listed below are some of the most common questions our plastic specialists receive about acrylic sheets and the answers we share with our consumers when prompted with these very essential inquiries about our line of acrylic sheets at Acme Plastics. Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Acrylic Sheets
The plastics industry is evolving for a sustainable future. Plastic in and of itself isn’t bad. However, due to a societal emphasis on single-use plastic production and a lack of an advanced recycling infrastructure, many controversies have ensued related to plastic waste and pollution. According to spglobal.com, “Despite broad public sentiment that plastic is harmful to the environment, it is proving hard for the global economy to quit producing new plastic products. Unlike other ecologically friendly practices, attempts to eliminate plastics have not been directly helpful to the bottom line of many consumer companies. S&P Global Ratings forecast that plastic packaging is unlikely to be replaced in the near future for many of its current uses, as plastic holds advantages over some alternative packaging options like paper or glass.” In this blog post we will explore several ways we can educate ourselves about the current state of plastic, integrate recycled plastic products into our daily minutiae, and motivate businesses to consider recycled plastic in their supply chains for a greener future.
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It’s a common misconception amongst many people that glass mirrors are better than acrylic, simply because they are more well-known. However, many consumers do not even realize that mirrors within their own home and offices are actually manufactured from acrylic. Not only are acrylic mirrors equal to glass mirrors, but they also have a plethora of advantages over their glass counterparts. Here, we will discuss the key differences between acrylic mirror sheets and glass mirrors, advantages and disadvantages of both acrylic and glass mirrors and ultimately which type of mirror you should use for your next project.
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Plexiglass sheets can be utilized in a multitude of ways in the manufacturing industry. Plexiglass is a versatile material that can do everything from protecting manufacturing workers by providing them with a durable, shatter-resistant plastic to make vital products that may help increase productivity and safeguard public health. Plexiglass sheets are available in a variety of thicknesses and is commonly sold in sheets, rods and tubes. One of the most stand out qualities that it offers is its versatility and moldability to fit nearly any application, which is vital in the manufacturing industry. According to piedmontplastics, “Whether you’re manufacturing need requires strength, longevity, or clarity, plexiglass offers numerous advantages over other materials. High among those advantages is its versatility in that it is featured in multiple applications.” In the blog post below, we will explore so the most common use cases for PLEXIGLASS within the manufacturing industry and how plexiglass can offer a long-lasting, cost-effective solution for your next project. Continue reading 5 Plexiglass Use Cases in Manufacturing
It is a known truth that plastic more times than not gets a bad wrap (pun totally intended) because of pollution caused by single-use plastic and a lack of recycling infrastructure. However, recycled plastic has many benefits in the construction industry. By using recycled plastic, construction companies can save money, while also increasing sustainability because recycled plastic consumes less heat and energy than other building materials. It also gives plastic a new life beyond the landfill, which contributes to the circular economy. According to worldgbc.org, “Plastic is the perfect building material, “It is cheap to convert into building materials, available and easy to mold.” The material is durable, waterproof, and insulating, making it suitable for building in many different types of climates.” In the blog post we will explore the many benefits of using recycled plastic in the construction industry and ways that it can be utilized in a variety of building projects.
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Advantages of Polycarbonate Roofing
Do you love your deck or patio space, but hate the rain, wind, or snow that makes it difficult or impossible to enjoy the space as often as you would like? Or want to protect your vehicle from the same elements without impinging on the view? Have you considered covering it? There are many ways to cover a patio or pergola and plastic, or polycarbonate roof panels are a clear – or color – option. Polycarbonate roof panels have several advantages over other leading materials such as glass or metal and are easy to install. Polycarbonate is ten times stronger than glass, making it extremely durable and virtually shatter-resistant against the elements. In this post, we will look at the many advantages of polycarbonate roofing and how it can be used to create a year-round or covered outdoor space.
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Acrylic plastic has many aspects that make it a sustainable material (reusable, shatter-resistant, less energy intensive to create than glass), but is also more difficult to recycle than other plastic counterparts. However, a new stand-out product, PLEXIGLAS® proTerra by Röhm now available at Acme Plastics, is made from recycled plastic and provides all the same benefits of acrylic while also being recyclable. In this blog post we will explore the vast number of sustainable benefits that PLEXIGLAS® proTerra has to offer and why it is a great choice for your next project or application.
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