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Further information about the types of Retail Display Products we offer.

Flexface

The Concept

The sign system rapidly gaining recognition in the UK sign industry as the way forward for large format signage capable of great versatility and creativity.

Simple in concept, stunning in results, the flexface system offers major advantages over more traditional sign building materials.

Made from a simple aluminium extrusion and set of components to construct the light box and tensioning frame, fitted with a decorated flexible substrate, the system offers endless creativity in providing the image just right for the application.

The advantages of the flexface concept over conventional sign building products are:

  • Lightweight aluminium construction ensures strength, integrity and maintenance free construction capable of producing sinage from small internal point of sale up to major external retail park sign dimensions.
  • Tough and weather resistant, the flexface concept provides a low maintenance, durable system that the sign builder can warrant with confidence.
  • Flexible substrates offering endless design opportunities to capture the clients desired image and message.
  • Easy construction in the workshop and installation on site.
  • Cost effective long term maintenance for the end user.
  • Easy and economical conversion to suit a new image or client name change - why replace the complete unit when a change of skin will complete the job?
  • Modern graphic techniques enable stunning design possibilities.

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Flexface Sign Systems

The increasingly demanded system for large format signage, capable of great versatility and creativity. Flexface offers major advantages over traditional sign building materials. Made from a simple aluminium extrusion and set of components to construct the light box and tensioning frame, fitted with a decorated flexible substrate, the system offers endless creativity in providing the image just right for the application and for corporate identity. The advantages of Flexface over conventional sign building products are:-

Lightweight aluminium construction for strength, integrity and maintenance free construction for small internal point of sale signage, up to major external sign dimensions

Tough and weather resistant, Flexface provides a low maintenance, durable system that the sign builder can warrant with confidence

Flexible substrates offering endless design opportunities to capture images

Easy construction in the workshop and installation on site

Cost effective long term maintenance for the end user

Easy and economical conversion to suit a new image or client name change - why replace the complete unit when a change of skin will complete the job?

Modern graphic techniques for stunning results

Sign Box Systems (illuminated/non-illuminated)

Fabricast supplies the full range of extrusions and components to build either full Flexface box systems or retro frames - i.e the tensioning system to sleeve over an existing light box.

General Availability:-

  • Single sided sign back box extrusion
  • Double sided sign back box extrusion
  • Light duty tensioning frame extrusion (for signs 1500mm or less in depth up to 8000mm long)
  • Heavy duty tensioning frame for signs over 1500mm deep
  • Frameless top cover for tensioning frame
  • Framed top cover for tensioning frame
  • Back box support extrusion
  • Tensioning frame support extrusion
  • Corner brackets for back box & tensioning frames
  • Joiner brackets for back box & tensioning frames
  • Frame support brackets
  • Skin clip and bar retainers

White Flexface Skins (front/back lit/bannerflex etc)

  • Top quality materials
  • Various sizes available - including full 5 metres depth
  • Primarily for vinyl graphics, but also for heat transfer and screen printing
  • Cutting and seaming service, and special preparation work for other brands of tensioning systems
  • Full technical back-up
  • Ideal for sign faces and canopies
  • Full warranties provided

Digital Printing Subtrates

  • Available as both opaque front-lit and back-lit illumination grades
  • White pigmented cast PVC
  • Top coated to promote ink adhesion and prevent plasticizer migration
  • An excellent product to cope with developing digital technology

For more information please contact us

Acrylics

Fabricast is a leading stockholder and authorised distributor of Altuglas® Acrylics in all popular cast and extruded forms. Subject to minimum order, exacting corporate identity colours and non-standard thicknesses can be supplied.

Standard acrylic sheet products:-

Altuglas® CN Cast Acrylic

Excellent UV light resistance. Mechanical properties and transparancy retained over long lifespan. CN Clear transmits more light than normal glass and as much as crystal glass. Coloured cast retains initial appearance and does not lose translucency

Dimensional Tolerances - Standard sizes: -0mm +10mm

Cut sizes - ± 1mm/linear metre with minimum tolerance ± 1mm

Blocks - Blocks to 300 mm thick manufactured as standard, Thicker than 90 mm comes finished “as cast” with guaranteed nominal thickness

Cut Sections - min width 200 mm - cutting tolerance 0 + 10mm

Colour Specifications - formula - Colour and light transmission of type “S” products are independent of thickness. Type “T” products are produced from sheets of reference thickness and light transmission. Colour therefore depends on thickness. PMMA is naturally transparent and even with higher filler contents, is never considered opaque. Slight batch colour differences may occur due to pigment variations. Whilst pigment manufacturers do not guarantee stability, this normally level 7 on blue scale defined by ISO 105

Weights - CN specific gravity is around 1.19. To calculate sheet weight, multiply square metre area by mms thickness and then by specific gravity Weight (in kg) = area (sq mtrs) x thickness (mm) x 1.19

Altuglas® EX Extruded Acrylic

Extruded from polymethylmethacrylate, then calendared to ensure extremely close thickness tolerances. Remarkable thermoforming properties.

Dimensional Tolerances - Standard sizes or production cut sizes:- 0mm + 10mm Standard extruded sheets, less than 2mm thick, may be supplied with an “as extruded” edge. Cut sizes ± 1mm/linear metre with a minimum tolerance of ± 1mm For special tolerances, please contact Fabricast

Colour Specifications - Colour, shade and light transmission matched to standard thickness references of sheets and will vary according to sheet thickness

Weights - EX specific gravity is 1.19 To calculate sheet weight, multiply square metre area by mms thickness and then by specific gravity. Weight (in kg) = area (sq Mtrs) x thickness (mm) x specific gravity

Storage - If the product is to be stored, seal the pallet to avoid moisture absorbtion

Guarantee - EX sheet of any thickness retains virtually all characteristics after 10 years external exposure. The product guarantee covers light transmission, rigidity and tensile strength. Full guarantee details from our Technical Support Team

Altuglas® CI High Impact Cast Acrylic

High resistance to impact and solvents, good weathering characteristics and excellent light transmission over a wide temperature range.

Range consists of two product types:- Interpenetrated PMMA/elastomer network and CI CH 30 PMMA elastomer network

Dimensional Tolerances - Standard sizes: -0mm +10mm

Cut sizes - ± 1mm/linear metre with minimum tolerance ± 1mm

Colours - CI - Clear only CI CH 30 - full range of on-demand colours, specials to min order Slight colour differences may occur between batches due to inherent pigment variations

Weights - CI CH 100 and CH 160 specific gravity is around 1.16 and CI CH 30 is around 1.18. To calculate sheet weight, multiply square metre area by mms thickness and then by specific gravity. Weight (in kg) = area (sq Mtrs) x thickness (mm) x 1.16

Altuglas® EI High Impact Extruded Acrylic

Produced in the same form, with same advantages as standed extruded sheet, but impact strength is enhanced through resin characteristics.

Dimensional Tolerances - Standard sizes or production cut sizes:- 0mm = 10mm

Colour Specifications - Colour, shade and light transmission matched to standard thickness references of sheets and will vary according to sheet thickness

Weights - Dependent on grade, EI has specific gravity between 1.15 and 1.17

EI 60 SG = 1.15......EI 60 SG = 1.16......EI 60 SG = 1.17

To calculate sheet weight, multiply square metre area by mms thickness and then by specific gravity. Weight (in kg) = area (sq mtrs) x thickness (mm) x specific gravity.

Altuglas® Special Products - prismatic, dual satin, patterned, tinted, fuorescent

For more information please contact us

Polycarbonate

Amorphous polymer used for its high shock resistance. Clear - Dimensionally stable - Outstanding strength - Light weight - Heat resistant - Flame retardant - Durable and safe - Not to be used for mechanical applications - Not self lubricating

Polycarbonate sheet is as transparent as glass, half its weight and 250 times more resistant to impact. Offers good sound reduction properties and better insulation than glass. Its safety features and light weight make it the ideal choice for security windows, protective visors, machine guards, in architecture, etc.

Can be thermoformed and hot bent. Can be bonded to itself or other materials using adhesives, rivets, screws, nuts, bolts, spring clips and other fasteners.

Typical Applications
Guarding - Windows - Electrical insulation applications

Availability - Rods, Sheet

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Box Systems

Fabricast supply the full range of extrusions and components to build either full flexface box systems or retro frames - i.e. the front of the sign to sleeve over existing light box systems.

General availability:

  • Singled sided sign back box extrusion
  • Double sided sign back box extrusion
  • Light duty tensioning frame extrusion (for signs 1500mm or less in depth up to 8000mm long
  • Heavy duty tensioning frame for signs over 1500mm in depth
  • Frameless top cover for tensioning frame
  • Framed top cover for tensioning frame
  • Back box support extrusion
  • Tensioning frame support extrusion
  • Corner brackets for back box and tensioning frames
  • Joiner brackets for back box and tensioning frames
  • Frame support brackets
  • Skin clip and bar retainers

Once the box system is constructed Fabricast Group offers a full range of quality substrates .

Available in several off the shelf depths, our white PVC skins offer a quality product at a competitive price.

We are also able to offer eradicable coloured skins in a range of standard colours or special match colours.

In addition Fabricast can offer full skin preparation services namely:

  • Seaming
  • Stitching
  • Cutting to profiles
  • Welding
  • Repairs

Digital Printing Substrates

Available as both front lit and back lit illumination grades, our White PVC digital print skins offer value and performance.

Top coated to promote ink adhesion and prevent plasticizer migration, our skins are guaranteed to perform to expectation and beyond.

Specialist Services

As a trade only supplier Fabricast also offer through hand picked business partners specialist flexface services:

  • Digital Printing
  • Skin Preparation
  • Box building
  • Installation

Fabricast is your one stop shop for all flexface requirements

Fabricast Plastics Supplies

Sign & Display - The Flexface System

Standard Product Range:

  • Box systems
  • White Flexface Skins
  • Eradicable Skin
  • Digital Printing Substrates
  • Specialist Services

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