What are Acrylic Displays?

May 15th, 2015

Acrylic displays have become the mainstream choice for displaying products. Despite its growing popularity, many business owners still ask – what are acrylic displays? ”What you don’t know won’t hurt you,” it’s commonly said. But this is one of those times where “not knowing” could be bad for business. As an entrepreneur, it is your responsibility to know what an acrylic display is and how you can benefit from it on a commercial standpoint.

A Quick History of Acrylic

Acrylic glass, the material used in acrylic displays, was first invented in the mid-1800s. By the time World War II broke out, acrylic glass was commercially available. Both the Allied and Axis forces used it on aircraft windshields, gun turrets, and submarine periscopes because it was less hazardous to the soldiers that operated them. Fast forward to today, and it is now widely employed by the commercial sector as acrylic displays.

What are acrylic displays?

Acrylic displays are basically display stands. Depending on their design, they may be incorporated with other materials such as aluminum, stainless steel, or hard plastic. Acrylic displays can be fully enclosed, partially enclosed, or open.

They are typically used to showcase retail products to customers. Examples of products that can be put on display include packaged food, household items, body care products, clothes, and accessories. However, they can also be used solely for storage. When employed with refrigeration, acrylic displays can be used for both the storage and display of perishable products such as fresh produce, meat and poultry, fish, and other food items that require a cool environment like cake, ice cream, and certain medications.

Because of their many uses and designs, acrylic displays are found in a variety of businesses including flower shops, restaurants, bakeries, cake shops, pharmacies, clothing outlets, computer shops , and many more. With that said, there is more to acrylic display than functionality.

The benefits of acrylic displays

Because of their functionality, acrylic displays are quite practical for any business. That’s because they are made of polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA. This chemical composition gives acrylic display a plastic look and feel, but still provides clarity so that you can still see through it clearly. And while it is technically made of glass, acrylic display is tougher and more flexible than standard glass.

Acrylic displays are highly resistant to impact and scratches, which make them excellent for both the display and storage of products. And, because they don’t contain bisphenol-A common in plastic (polycarbonate) displays, they are a lot safer to use with food items.

Another benefit of acrylic displays is their wide availability of designs to choose from. Some companies like Industrial Plastic Solutions can even provide you with custom-made acrylic displays for your specific needs. More information about the company and their products can be found here: www.industrialplasticsolutions.com.au

Get in touch with Industrial Plastic Solutions

Mobile: 0400967210
Phone: (03) 9798 1153
Fax No: (03) 9798 1915
Email: ipssolutions@bigpond.com
Address: Factory-20, 29-39 Kirkham Road West, Keysborough VIC-3173

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