Retail Trade


The retail trade industry moves products from the production or wholesale processes to end users. Plastics aid in distribution, the graphical display and finally structural support of products or services.

Advantages of plastics

The advantages of plastics in Retail Trade are numerous. Plastics are much lighter than metal, which equate into better fuel economy and cheaper to manufacture parts. Additionally, the lighter weight aids in safer material handling. Plastics can be designed to be impact and dent resistant, and modified for improved strength. Corrosion resistance, color and texture flexibility, the economical components and aesthetics are other advantages of plastics.

Materials Utilized Within Industry

Materials designed to display and merchandise retail environments include Acrylic point of purchase displays (P.O.P.), Acrylic Cast/Extruded, PETG, ABS, foam PVC and Vinyl Banner.


QMFZ2 Plastics Components

QMFZ2 Plastics Components: Material Designation, Color, Minimum Thickness, Flame Class, RTI, Electrical RTI, Mechanical w/ Impact RTI etc..


Laminating Fome-Cor® & Gator™ Products

Laminating and mounting are terms that are often times interchanged, however for this document laminating is defined as an application of placing a covering (film or liquid) over a mounted item to either protect the graphic or provide a certain appearance i.e. matte or glossy finish. Mounting is the attachment of a graphic to a substrate. A graphic can be placed on paper, foil, plastic or fabric for mounting to the substrate.