Lucite vs Acrylic: Understanding the Key Differences

Is it Lucite? Is it Acrylic? Does it matter? The terms (and materials) Lucite and Acrylic may be used interchangeably, but there are some differences. Here, we discuss those key differences and why you may choose Lucite vs acrylic in certain use cases. 

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All You Need to Know About Acetal Plastic

When you are looking for the strength of a metal but the benefits of using plastic, consider acetal plastic. The thermoplastic was originally developed as an alternative to metal due to its tensile strength, low friction, and high-wear resistance. At Acme Plastics, we offer a variety of acetal plastic pieces in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Keep reading to learn more about the material, including its properties and uses.

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What is Polyester? Essential Things to Know

From clothing and home furnishings to tires and sports gear, polyester is one of the world’s most popular textiles and is used in thousands of different consumer and industrial applications. But what is polyester? Since it is such a big part of our everyday lives, it makes sense that we understand how polyester is made, as well as its pros and cons.

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Tips for Hanging Acrylic Signs

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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Best Practices for Choosing a Plastics Supplier

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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Simple Tips for Working with Starboard

When it’s time to replace wood, plastic, or laminate items, many boaters and boat builders are turning to Marine Board, most known as Starboard. This polyethylene polymer sheet product won’t rot, splinter, swell or delaminate. And if that wasn’t enough, Starboard doesn’t require any painting, finishing, or maintenance. It can also be bent or thermoformed into different shapes and various effects, and while it can withstand most blunt impacts, it is easy to work on with woodworking tools including jigsaws, circular saws, drills, sanders, and routers.

But before you start planning your next project, check out these tips for working with Starboard.

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