KING PLASTIC SIGN PRODUCTS UNVEILING A NEW PARKS & RECREATION THEME AT ISA EXPO 2017

ISA International Sign Expo 2017

North Port, FL, March 1, 2017 – King Plastic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes will exhibit at the International Sign Expo (ISA) held April 20-22, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. King Plastic Corporation will showcase its popular product brands: King ColorBoard®, King ColorCore® and King StarBoard® ST.

The International Sign Association (ISA) is a 2,300-member trade association. The members are manufacturers, users and suppliers of on-premise signs and other graphics products from the 50 United States and 54 countries around the world. ISA supports, promotes and improves the graphics industry, which sustains the nation’s retail, distribution, service and manufacturing industries.

“King Plastic will showcase our new Parks & Recreation themed booth made with King ColorBoard®, King ColorCore® and King StarBoard® ST,” said Michael Fabbri, National Sales Manager of King Plastic Corporation. “Our brands are made with a high-impact resistant polymer to handle more abuse than conventional sign materials. Attendees are encouraged to stop by Booth #5679 to learn why the sign industry is specifying a High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) material.”

Free expo passes are available at www.signexpo.org using the King Plastic promo code 30873.

Attendees will preview:
King ColorBoard® – The Environmentally Stabilized Polymer Sheet
King ColorCore® – The Multi-Color Engravable Polymer Sheet
King StarBoard® ST – The Polymer Building Sheet that Lasts a Lifetime

The polymer sheets are developed to withstand the harshest outdoor conditions. They will never warp, rot, or delaminate when exposed to humidity or water. The material can be fabricated using common woodworking tools and techniques.

To learn more about King Plastic Corporation or to find a distributor, visit www.kingplastic.com.

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 plastics distributors and markets in marine, architectural, healthcare, signage, industrial, food service and many other markets. The company headquarters is a 150,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, FL.

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OUTDOOR DURABILITY
The signs are made using 3/4″ gauge 48″ x 96″ sheets of King ColorCore® in a custom color brown/yellow/brown. It will never warp, rot or delaminate. Available in 18 standard colors. Custom sheet sizes, gauges and colors available.

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As Seen in Signs of Times!

OUTDOOR DURABILITY
The outdoor sign is made using 3/4″ gauge 48″ x 96″ sheets of King ColorCore® in blue/white/blue. Each letter consists of two CNC engraved sheets, joined by a half lap joint and screwed together to produce each of the nin 8′ x 8′ letters.

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KING COLORCORE® FEATURED AT ISA SIGN EXPO IN ORLANDO, FL – APRIL 21-23, 2016

King Plastic Was Pleased To Exhibit At A Record-Breaking ISA Sign Expo

April 28, 2016 – King Plastic Corporation was pleased to exhibit at a record-breaking ISA Sign Expo (International Sign Association) at the Orange County Convention Center. According to signexpo.org, the 200,000 square foot trade show was attended by 20,044 people from around the globe making it the largest ISA Sign Expo in a decade and largest in Orlando, FL.

King Plastic representatives enjoyed meeting show attendees and making several connections. The company displayed a golf course theme with signs made with King ColorCore®, the multi-color engravable polymer sheet.

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KING PLASTIC TO FEATURE KING COLORCORE® AT SIGN EXPO 2016

King Plastic Corporation to Feature King ColorCore®, The Multi-Color Engravable Polymer Sheet, at ISA International Sign Expo 2016

Stop by Booth #1575 at Sign Expo 2016

North Port, FL, March 14, 2016 – King Plastic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes will exhibit at the ISA International Sign Expo, April 20-23, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center, South Building in Orlando, FL. King Plastic Corporation will showcase its popular King ColorCore®, the multi-color engravable polymer sheet, in Booth #1575.

The International Sign Association is a 2,300-member trade association, the members of which are manufacturers, users and suppliers of on-premise signs and other graphics products from the 50 United States and 54 countries around the world. ISA supports, promotes and improves the graphics industry, which sustains the nation’s retail, distribution, service and manufacturing industries.

“King ColorCore raises the bar for indoor and outdoor signage applications,” said Michael Fabbri, National Sales Manager of King Plastic Corporation. “Fabricators can use their customer’s imagination to design the perfect sign to last a lifetime. King ColorCore is made with high-impact resistant polymer to handle more abuse than conventional sign materials.”

King Plastic will highlight the features and benefits of using King ColorCore for outdoor sign applications through its golf course themed booth. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the booth, attempt a hole-in-one and receive a King ColorCore golf towel. Also, register to win a Talon SeaSucker Single Bike Rack made with King ColorCore. Free expo passes are available at signexpo.org using promo code KIN234.

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King ColorCore is a versatile, environmentally stabilized sheet with multiple layers of contrasting colors. Its thin cap layers and bright primary colors make it ideal for signage, marine, playground and recreational applications. For maximum versatility, standard colors are made to coordinate with King ColorBoard. King ColorCore is easy to engrave and machine, as the cap is approximately .050” thick.

To learn more about King Plastic Corporation or to find a distributor, visit www.kingplastic.com.

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 plastics distributors and markets in marine, architectural, healthcare, signage, industrial, food service and many other markets. The company headquarters is a 150,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, FL.

KING COLORCORE® FEATURED AT SIGN EXPO IN LAS VEGAS

NORTH PORT, FL, April 27, 2015—King Plastic Corporation was pleased to attend another successful show at the International Sign Association (ISA) Sign Expo 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.  Thousands of sign expo attendees in Las Vegas took advantage of the opportunities to network with industry colleagues, increase their industry knowledge through education and expand their product lines and capabilities on the trade show floor.  Held April 9-11, 2015, the ISA Sign Expo hosted more than 600 exhibitors in 213,000 net square feet of trade show floor!

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King Plastic representatives enjoyed the show and made several great connections.  The company featured its multi-color engravable polymer sheet, King ColorCore® as well as a complimentary product called King ColorBoard®, the colorful environmentally stabilized polymer sheet.

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To learn more about King Plastic Corporation, visit www.kingplastic.com.

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. The King family still maintains independent ownership and control. The same values that made the company so successful in the past still prevail today.

King Plastic Corporation pioneered the first marine-grade polymer sheet, King StarBoard®, which remains the dominant brand in the marine industry today. Since then, King has produced dozens of breakthrough products for a wide variety of industries, from food service to signage to giant slabs weighing more than 6,000 pounds. King continues to raise the bar with new products, new production techniques and new standards of excellence.

King’s commitment to quality doesn’t end with products. The company’s in-house sales team excels at product knowledge and developing long-term customer relationships. Its worldwide network of plastics distributors includes the best in the industry. Together, they make sure manufacturers and fabricators receive the right material, at the right price, right on time.

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Visit us at Booth #1009. The ISA Show is April 9-11, 2015 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.

5 WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR HEALTHCARE FACILITY TODAY

 

  1. Build handsome polymer cabinets and case goods with King StarBoard® ST
  2. Upgrade to King MicroShield® with an advanced antimicrobial technology for protecting the product surface
  3. Integrate waterproof and graffiti resistant King Plasti-Bal® restroom and shower partitions
  4. Design effective neutron shielding with borated King Plasti-Shield®
  5. Engrave multi-color signage with King ColorCore®

Architects an5 Ways to Enhance Your Healthcare Facility Todayd designers specify King products because they fill specific needs, look beautiful and last a lifetime without rotting, delaminating or leaching into the environment. King polymer sheets work like wood and your fabricator can make our materials into nearly any application you can imagine.

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ROUTER BITS FOR THE SIGN INDUSTRY

By Van Niser
Signs and the information they convey have become an integral part of daily life. Companies of various sizes serve this vast market, but they all have common problems when it comes to routing of the materials common to the industry. Wood, aluminum, foam and plastic all have different cutting characteristics and no individual tool can solve all routing problems. This is particularly evident in the routing of plastics in the sign industry. As a starting point, plastics can be placed into two general categories: flexible and rigid. The tools of choice for flexible plastic usually involve the use of single or double edge “O” flute tools, which are available in straight or spiral flute configurations. In terms of rigid plastics double edge straight “V” flute tools, spiral “O” flutes with hard plastic geometry, and two and three flute finishers are recommended. The tool materials for most of these router bits are readily available in high-speed steel for hand operations and solid carbide for CNC routing. . Solid carbide is a very durable material when utilized in a controlled environment of CNC, but not reliable in hand routing, which tends to be less rigid with more opportunity for tool breakage. The aforementioned recommendations are general in nature and are just a beginning for tool selection. In order to target an application, the sign maker has a new resource on the Internet at www.plasticrouting. com. This site provides a specific tool recommendation for a variety of plastic materials. The major emphasis of this web site is to recommend router tools that provide the best finish at a productive feed rate. Sign makers, who historically use smaller diameter tools to achieve the necessary radii associated with lettering, will be pleasantly surprised. The tool diameter is the controlling factor in feed rate, but larger diameters were not necessarily superior in terms of finish. The use of micro grain carbide with the necessary geometry to achieve chip evacuation has made smaller diameter tools more effective for the sign industry. The site can also be accessed via a link on IAPD’s web site at www.iapd.org. Recently, there have been several new styles of specialty tools developed to improve finishes with faster cycle times without tool changes and or advanced programming techniques. Both should prove to be advantageous to the sign industry. The first of these tools was developed to provide a smooth bottom surface in lettering or pocketing applications. Most router tools are designed to plunge and rout with the emphasis on the side geometry rather than the point. Consequently, the point end would always leave swirl marks, which required a secondary operation to remove the swirls.

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The new tool (Figure 1) utilizes a near flat point with radiused corners to create a smooth bottom with an aesthetically pleasing result.

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The second innovation (Figure 2) is the development of a rout and chamfer bit designed for plastic sheets. By combining both a straight flute optimized for cutting plastics with a cutting edge sized for specific sheet sizes and a 45 degree chamfer edge, these tools can rout out plastic parts and apply a variable depth edge chamfer in a single pass.

By combining these features into a single tool, tool changes within the machining cycle are eliminated and CNC routers without tool changing spindles have new capabilities for parts production. The advances in router tooling have generally followed the rapid growth and usage of CNC routers or router tables as they are commonly called in the sign industry. These machines have revolutionized the speed and accuracy of sign making and the ability to produce intricate shapes and designs with specialized software. Router tooling has enhanced the CNC user by providing stronger tools with improved cutting geometry specific to the material being machined. However, merely choosing the correct tool without effective machining practices is an exercise in futility. Consequently, a review of proper machining practices would be in order. • Maintain CNC machines per manufacturer’s recommendation with proper lubrication of machine slides and drive systems • Check for play in the table or spindle mounting systems • Establish a collet, collet nut, and tool holder maintenance program and replace collets after 600-700 hours of usage • Insure part rigidity by following proper spoilboard techniques • Establish colleting procedures to maximize tool rigidity • Maximize chipload to minimize tool wear • Select tools with the shortest possible cutting edge length to achieve depth of cut • Use straight through tools where the cutting edge length and shank are the same size to reduce breakage • Maximize dust collection to completely evacuate gummy chips produced by some plastics The right tool for the job and sound CNC machining practices will improve throughput, product quality and profitability in the sign industry.