Abrasion Resistant Polycarbonate
High-performance material that is tough, impact-resistant, virtually unbreakable, and can be used in many applications due to its dimensional stability and electrical properties.
Brands include LEXAN™, Makrolon, Palsun, and Tuffak.
Plexiglass / Acrylic
Clear Cast Acrylic
Clear Extruded Acrylic
A thermoplastic that is lighter and much more durable than glass, that can be formed into a number of shapes, making it suitable for use in a broad range of applications. Acrylic has a variety of high-performance properties, among the most important being its optical clarity, low Ultra Violet sensitivity, and overall weather resistance.
Acrylic is sold under brands like Optix, Plexiglas, Lucite and Acrylite.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
Expanded Foam PVC
When comparing it to other amorphous materials Type 1 PVC is a more chemically resistant, non-flammable, lower-cost plastic for use in a variety of applications.
Expanded Foam PVC is common in the sign and graphics industry. Lightweight and versatile, there are many options for these rigid, printable boards.
Both can be readily cut, drilled, routed, tapped.
PETG is a clear plastic that can be formed into a number of shapes, making it suitable for use in a broad range of applications. It meets FDA requirements for food contact and is available in several gauges. PETG is sold under Vivak, PRIME, Lumex G, and Spectar.
Everyday Application Use:
Food Processing and Handling including Food Service Cabinetry
Displays | Point of Sale
Graphics | Printing
Medical Equipment including PPE Equipment
Plastic and Metal Fabrication
HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
HDPE offers strength and rigidity for many applications requiring basic engineering plastic performance. In all its forms, HDPE is highly processable and can be worked by cutting, drilling and routing.
Common brands include Proteus, Densetec, Prime, and Polystone.
AutomotiveBuilding and ConstructionDisplays | Point of SaleFood Processing and HandlingFurniture and DesignHeavy and Agriculture EquipmentMarine Material Handling / ConveyingMedical Equipment including PPE Equipment
UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene)
An excellent general-purpose material that offers performance properties that make it effective in a tremendous range of applications, particularly food handling solutions, conveyance machinery, material handling, and packaging solutions where wear resistance and durability are crucial. UHMW also meets a wide range of regulatory compliance standards, including USDA.
Common brands include Tivar, Duravar, Polystone
Aerospace and Automotive
Buildings & Construction
Food and Beverage Preparation and Processing
Milling and Mining
ShapesPlastics high-performance engineered plastic offers better mechanical properties, dimensional stability, chemical, wear, stress, and heat resistance.
Polypropylene Twinwall sheet, also known as Fluted Polypropylene, or simply as Corrugated Plastic, is an economical material that is light-weight and durable. In Twinwall form, sheets are commonly used for both indoor and outdoor signage, as well as trade shows and retail displays.
Building & Construction
Countertop Templates / Cabinetry
POP / Display
Printing / Graphics
Sealants create a barrier to prevent the penetration of air, gas, dust, fire, smoke, liquid and even noise from one location into another. Typically, sealants are used to close small openings that are difficult to eliminate through other processes or materials.
Building and Construction
Golf Cart Windshields
Movie Studio / Sound Stage
Barriers & Shields
We are proud to offer high-quality sneeze guards, precision cut, and polished with smooth edges. We use 1/4” thick acrylic providing a weighted, sturdy product.
Give your employees and clients the level of comfort they need to leave their homes and visit your establishment.
ShapesPlastics offers a variety of accessories and related products to fit your plastics needs. Browse our catalog for sealants & silicones, cutting tools, stand-offs, sign holders, and more! Contact us for other items and our team will attempt to find a solution for you.
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