Foamex is a superior quality, extremely versatile PVC foam sheet that is fabrication friendly, it is relatively easy to bend, cut, drill and glue and you can print on it.
Typically used to make signage and exhibition display panels, as its fine cell structure makes it the preferred choice for professional digital printers. You can achieve high quality, visually pleasing signage and display products which look far more expensive than they actually are.
You can achieve high quality, visually pleasing signage and display products which look far more expensive than they actually are.
Corrugated plastic or corriboard - also known under the tradenames of Cartonplast® , Polyflute, Coroplast , FlutePlast, IntePro, Proplex, Correx, Twinplast, Corriflute or Corflute - refers to a wide range of extruded twinwall plastic-sheet products produced from high-impact polypropylene resin with a similar make-up to corrugated fiberboard .
It is a light-weight tough material which can easily be cut with a utility knife . Manufacturers typically offer a wide variety of colors and thicknesses (quite commonly 3, 4, 5 mm).
This material tends to bend easily and is more suited for short term signage, or interior use.
Acrylic is a useful, clear / coloured plastic that resembles glass, but has properties that make it superior to glass in many ways. Common brands of high-grade acrylic include Polycast, Lucite and Plexiglass.
There are two basic types of acrylic: extruded and cell cast.
Highly machinable material, easy to drill and cut with sharp tooling and fine toothed blades. Often used within laser cutting and CNC machining.
In very thin strips it can be become brittle once cut.
The most important mechanical properties of ABS are impact resistance and toughness. It is also a very good reciever to paint & printing inks, requiring little to no prep prior
ABS is 100% recyclable as it easier to cut and drill than many other plastics and is flexible and durable for exterior use.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol-Modified (also known as PETG, PETE or PET to its friends) hits something of a middle ground between acrylic and polycarbonate. PET-G is a very good reciever to paint & printing inks, requiring little to no prep prior
PETG's damage resistance is far higher than that of acrylic, to the point that it rivals the impact resistance of Polycarbonate (which has an impact resistance 30 times that of glass).
Unlike Polycarbonate however, PETG can be fabricated easily, making it an easy material for DIY practitioners and professional craftsmen to work with.