KING PLASTIC TO EXHIBIT INNOVATIVE MARINE-GRADE POLYMERS AT THE IBEX SHOW IN TAMPA, FL SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2017

IBEX 2017North Port, FL, August 6, 2017 – King Plastic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes will exhibit at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX Show) held September 19-21, 2017 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL. King Plastic will feature the King StarBoard® family of products in Booth #519.

The King StarBoard® family of products include:
King StarBoard® – the original marine-grade polymer sheet.
King StarBoard® AS – the anti-skid marine polymer sheet.
King StarBoard® XL – the lightweight marine-grade cellular sheet.
King StarLite® XL – the lightweight marine-grade utility sheet

The IBEX Show is the leading marine industry event and where better boats begin. The event offers the IBEX Education Program, 500+ exhibitors on the show floor, dozens of networking events and much more.

“We have been helping pros build better boats for more than 30 years,” said Michael Fabbri, National Sales Manager of King Plastic Corporation. “Some of the finest boat manufacturers around the world are using the King StarBoard® family of products to build superior quality boats and first-class luxury yachts.”

King pioneered the first marine-grade polymer sheet, King StarBoard®, which remains the dominant brand in the industry today. Using King Plastic’s proprietary K-Stran™ process, the company is able to achieve industry leading quality tolerances in dimension, density, finish and flatness. Finished products made from King StarBoard® sheets are easy to fabricate, impervious to water, and never need refinishing.

About King Plastic Corporation
Founded in 1968, King Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes—including several products pioneered by the company. Its polymers are sold worldwide through a network of top plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the Marine Industry (King StarBoard® Brand), Signage, Food Service, Healthcare, Architectural, Industrial and other Markets. The company headquarters is a 150,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, Florida. For more information, visit www.kingplastic.com.

About IBEX
IBEX is owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), IBEX is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event. For boat builders, marine industry dealers, aftermarket suppliers and buyers, designers, repairers, surveyors, and boatyard/marine operators, IBEX is where better boats begin. For more information, visit www.ibexshow.com.

AS SEEN IN PROFESSIONAL BOATBUILDER MAGAZINE

As Seen in Professional BoatBuilder MagazineKing StarBoard® Family of Products has been helping pros build better boats for more than 30 years. King Plastic pioneered the first marine-grade polymer sheet, King StarBoard®, which remains the dominant brand in the marine industry today. King continues to raise the bar with new products, new production techniques and new standards of excellence.

The King brand is synonymous with quality to those who know plastics.

Marine products include:

King StarBoard® – The Original Marine-Grade Polymer Sheet
King StarBoard® AS – The Anti-Skid Marine-Grade Polymer Sheet
King StarBoard® XL – The Lightweight Marine-Grade Cellular Sheet
King StarLite® XL – The Lightweight Marine-Grade Cellular Utility Sheet

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HELPING PROS BUILD BETTER BOATS

Helping Pros Build Better Boats for More Than 30 Years

As Seen in NMMA: Helping Pros Build Better Boats For More Than 30 YearsKing Plastic has been helping pros build better boats for more than 30 years. King Plastic pioneered the first marine-grade polymer sheet, King StarBoard®, which remains the dominant brand in the marine industry today. King continues to raise the bar with new products, new production techniques and new standards of excellence.

The King brand is synonymous with quality to those who know plastics.

Marine products include:

King StarBoard® – The Original Marine-Grade Polymer Sheet
King StarBoard® AS – The Anti-Skid Marine-Grade Polymer Sheet
King StarBoard® XL – The Lightweight Marine-Grade Cellular Sheet
King StarLite® XL – The Lightweight Marine-Grade Cellular Utility Sheet

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IF YOU DON’T KNOW KING PLASTIC OR KING STARBOARD, LOOK AROUND YOUR BOAT

King Plastic King StarBoard Jeff King and Charlie King

North Port, Fla., Nov. 13, 2015 — You’ve probably never heard of Center for Coastal Conservation members Jeff King, King Plastic or King StarBoard®. But take a look at the bow of your fishing boat: check out the rod holders under the gunnels; try the built-in tackle storage boxes, your bait cutting boards and the swim platforms. Go below deck and see the entryway doors into the cabin — or the ski storage hatches in the floor.

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KING STARBOARD® FAMILY FEATURED AT IBEX SHOW IN LOUISVILLE, KY SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2015

King StarBoard® Family featured at IBEX ShowSeptember 24, 2015 –- King Plastic Corporation was pleased to attend a successful IBEX Show (International Boatbuilders Exposition & Conference) in Louisville, KY. Building Better Boats was the theme of the IBEX Show where 4,700 total qualified attendees from around the globe, representing 42 countries came to learn and explore the newest in marine innovation and technology from 545 exhibiting companies.

King Plastic representatives enjoyed meeting show attendees and making great connections. The company featured the King StarBoard® family of products with its recent campaign, “Helping Pros Build Better Boats for More Than 30 Years.” Products included: King StarBoard®, the original marine-grade polymer sheet; King StarBoard® AS, the anti-skid marine-grade polymer sheet; King StarBoard® XL, the lightweight marine-grade cellular sheet; and King StarLite®, the lightweight marine-grade cellular utility sheet.

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About King Plastic Corporation
King Plastic Corporation began as a small, family enterprise. Founded in 1968, King Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes – including several products pioneered by the company. Its polymers are sold worldwide through a network of top plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the Marine Industry (King StarBoard® Brand), Signage, Food Service, Healthcare, Architectural, Industrial and other Markets. The company headquarters is a 150,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, Florida.

KING PLASTIC TO SHOWCASE INNOVATIVE MARINE-GRADE POLYMERS AT IBEX SHOW 2015

IBEX 2015 Visit King Plastic At Booth #1328

North Port, FL, August 31, 2015 – King Plastic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes will exhibit at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) held September 15-17th, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. King Plastic will showcase the King StarBoard® family of products in Booth #1328.

The King StarBoard® family of products include:

King StarBoard® – the original marine-grade polymer sheet

King StarBoard® AS – the anti-skid marine polymer sheet

King StarBoard® XL – the lightweight marine-grade cellular sheet

King StarLite® XL – the lightweight marine-grade utility sheet

The 25th IBEX Show is the leading marine industry event and where better boats begin. The event offers the IBEX Education Program, 500+ exhibitors on the show floor, dozens of networking events and much more.

“We have been helping pros build better boats for more than 30 years,” said Jeff King, president of King Plastic Corporation. “Some of the finest boat manufacturers around the world are using the King StarBoard® family of products to build superior quality boats and first-class luxury yachts.”

King pioneered the first marine-grade polymer sheet, King StarBoard®, which remains the dominant brand in the industry today. Using King Plastic’s proprietary K-Stran® process, the company is able to achieve industry leading quality tolerances in dimension, density, finish and flatness. Finished products made from King StarBoard® sheets are easy to fabricate, impervious to water, and never need refinishing.

About King Plastic Corporation
Founded in 1968, King Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes—including several products pioneered by the company. Its polymers are sold worldwide through a network of top plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the Marine Industry (King StarBoard® Brand), Signage, Food Service, Healthcare, Architectural, Industrial and other Markets. The company headquarters is a 150,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, Florida. For more information, visit www.kingplastic.com.

About IBEX
IBEX is owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), IBEX is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event. For boat builders, marine industry dealers, aftermarket suppliers and buyers, designers, repairers, surveyors, and boatyard/marine operators, IBEX is where better boats begin. For more information, visit www.ibexshow.com.

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VISIT US AT IBEX TAMPA 2014

Visit King Plastic Corporation at Booth #711 at IBEX Tampa 2014. Where Better Boats Begin. New City. New Technology. A Whole New Experience.

IBEX Tampa 2014

For three days, the entire marine industry comes together at IBEX to see exciting new products and learn the latest trends impacting our industry, and we want to see you there!  We invite you and your entire company to experience the new innovation, technology, and the non-stop action at IBEX Tampa 2014.

USING ADHESIVE WITH KING STARBOARD®

King StarBoard®, King StarBoard®  ST, King ColorCore®, King ColorBoard® and King CuttingBoard® can not be glued using standard adhesives. Products like 3M’s 5200 work well as a water sealing caulk but will not adhere King StarBoard® to itself or other materials in a permanent bond.  It is preferable to mechanically fasten or weld King StarBoard®, but when an adhesive is necessary you can use a product called Lord 7542-AB or 3M’s Scotch-Weld DP-8005.  We do not represent these products, make any claims about their abilities or accept liability for them.
Lord 7542-AB can be purchased by Wensco online (www.wensco.com) or offline; Phone: 800-253-1569 or 616-785-3333.

If you need to use an adhesion process, make sure you have everything you need for the flame treatment.
A sheet of one hundred and twenty-grit sandpaper.
A cleaning solvent such as Acetone, Toluene or Alcohol and a propane torch
Your selected adhesive of choice and appropriate clamps to secure the bonded parts without damaging the finish of the StarBoard®.
Proper surface preparation of your polymer is critical when using adhesives.
First, lightly sand the King StarBoard® surfaces to be bonded with one hundred and twenty grit sandpaper. Now, clean the surface with a solvent, such as Acetone, Tolulene or Alcohol. Allow solvent to fully evaporate. Move solvent and other flammable liquids and materials from work area.
Following the operating cautions of your propane torch, ignite the flame.
Working in a safe and well-ventilated area, hold the torch so the flame is approximately one to two inches or two and a half to five centimeters away and the blue, oxidizing portion of the flame is on the StarBoard surface to be bonded. Pass the flame over the surface at a rate of approximately twelve inches or thirty centimeters per three seconds.
Total time the material should be exposed to the flame should be two to three seconds, about one half second per stroke.
This light exposure should not deform or melt the polymer in any way. You may see a “shadowing” effect as the flame passes across the surface, this is normal.
Make sure to let the polymer cool before proceeding.
Test the effectiveness of your flame treatment of the surface by wetting it with water.
If the water beads up like on a freshly waxed car, the treatment was not effective. If the water “sheets” or lays flat on the surface, like on an un-waxed car, the treatment was effective and the surface is ready for bonding. If you are unsure if the surface is ready, compare the water’s action on treated area with the untreated area.
For the best adhesion, bond the product within thirty minutes of treatment as the flame treatment is temporary and declines in effectiveness with time. If you get interrupted and cannot complete the bonding within an hour or two you should re-treat the surface again before proceeding.
Then following the instructions from the adhesive manufacturer apply the glue evenly to the surface in a back and forth motion, generally hold back from spreading the adhesive all the way to the edge to avoid making a mess.
Apply the pieces to be bonded together, making sure they are positioned correctly then lightly clamp in place.  Ideally wipe off any excess adhesive that may have squeezed out before it cures.
Let the bond cure for the manufacturers recommended time frame before removing the clamps.

BOAT OUTFITTERS

The Marine Industry’s Plastic Transformation

By Boat Outfitters
As most of you are probably aware, our parent company is ironically named Teak Isle Mfg. With the introduction of marine grade plastics in the early 90’s, specifically King Starboard®, the marine industry underwent a dramatic shift away from wood component parts towards plastic component parts.

In 1990, 90%+ of Teak Isle’s fabricated parts were composed of Wood. By 1995, 90%+ were plastic. The first and obvious answer is durability. King Starboard® will last the lifetime of your boat with essentially zero maintenance. Teak requires regular oiling to keep the wood from discoloring and breaking down.

King Starboard® is a UV stabilized homogeneous sheet that will never discolor or require any oiling or refinishing. King Starboard® is easily fabricated using standard woodworking materials and for the most part works just like wood.

The advantage when working with Starboard is that the sheets are perfectly consistent. You do not have to accommodate for grain direction, color inconsistencies, and knots in the wood. You also are not limited by board width and therefore you avoid gluing up boards to create wider products.We stock over 10 different colors of King Starboard®. Largely these are different shades of white to match gel coat colors and give boats a clean flush look.

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When King Starboard® was first introduced it was very comparable in cost to teak wood. Now, because of environmental restrictions as well as new political restrictions in Burma (which accounts for nearly 1/3 of the world’s total teak production), Teak prices have skyrocketed.

SUPPORT TECHNIQUES FOR KING STARBOARD®

Does King StarBoard® require support when bearing a load?

The King StarBoard® Family of Marine Grade Polymers are strong, but they are not a structural material. When using these products, they must be supported by a load bearing framework.

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