To Better Service Commercial Customers in the Western United States
MEDFORD, OR., April 19, 2011 — King Plastic Corporation, worldwide supplier of polymer sheet, slab and massive shape products in a broad range of materials, has opened a new warehouse facility in Medford, OR, to better service its commercial customers in the western United States.
“The new warehouse lets us take advantage of our ability to deliver products quicker to customers in western states. Now we can reduce both freight costs and shipping times, while providing our commercial customers more immediate access to our products,” said Jeff King, president of King Plastic Corp.
“Storing products and palletizing inventory in Medford, Oregon will allows us to provide next-day service – if not same day service – which will be a great benefit to our west coast customers,” added manager, Steven King.
All orders will still be placed through our corporate office in North Port, FL 34288.
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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 250,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, FL.
Plastic distributors and fabricators everywhere are discovering exciting new business opportunities when using polymer sheet stock.
Designed to last a lifetime, King StarBoard® ST sheets with not rot, splinter, swell, weaken or delaminate. If you are unfamiliar with using King StarBoard® ST polymer sheet stock no need to worry, the sheets are easy to fabricate using the same tools and techniques used in woodworking. Handled like finished plywood, with no finishing required polymer sheet stock can be bent, cut, routed, welded and so much more. The possible uses are endless with a product that works like wood.
Although King Plastic ST polymer sheets will not easily scratch, scuff or wear it is protected with a masking on one side to keep the sheet free from scratches.
King StarBoard® ST can be routed with hand held and CNC routers. CNC routers turn your CAD drawings into beautifully finished doors and trim quickly and efficiently.
High-speed steel or carbide tipped cutters
quickly remove material leaving a crisp slick edge.
Door and drawer
fronts can be contoured in nearly any shape, allowing you to transform an
ordinary door into any design. You can also edge profile, mill and engrave
polymer sheets when using a CNC router.
Hand routers can also be used to form edges,
creating a smooth finished look.
King Starboard® ST can be cut with all types of saws. Band saws, circular saws, hand saws, table saws and jig saws.
The optimum circular saw blade for cutting polyethylene is a 1/8” kerf, carbide tipped, 1.25 tooth per inch saw blade. Slower feed rates will minimize chatter marks on the cut edge. The surface of the material, which is in contact with the saw table or base should be protected by leaving the protective masking on the sheet. Cutting King StarBoard® ST sheets does not produce noticeable airborne dust.
Specially designed forming and bending heaters
are available to heat a sheet of plastic for bending or forming into any desired
angle. Cutting a V groove at the desired bend will make the angled bend much
more precise and clean. These inexpensive, precision tools heat thermoplastic
sheeting up to ½” thick for forming bends. The combination of variable
temperature control and two heating surfaces adapts to a wide range of material
sizes and thicknesses.
Forming a radius can also be done by using a heat gun. Use a back and forth motion across the length of the sheet both top and bottom until the StarBoard® ST is soft enough to start bending. Do not get the heat to close to the material as blistering may occur. And be aware the thicker the material the longer it will take to form a desired radius.
For the most secure part between two pieces of material it is a good idea to first make a butt joint. Then tack welds are produced when the hot tool is run along the seam where the 2 pieces of King StarBoard® ST are touching, producing a thin film of polyethylene joining the two pieces together. Tack welding is not strong and is used primarily for positioning to allow another fastening method to be used.
King StarBoard® ST can be welded using a plastic hot air welder. There are several types of plastic welders available. A polyethylene welding rod is required. The joints made with a plastic welder are as strong as the material itself and are highly recommended for edge joints. In some cases the plastic welding rod can be cut from the material to be welded, which allows for the weld joint to become virtually invisible.
Using a pocket hole jig is the best and fastest
way to create strong plastic joints with concealed fasteners. Pocket joints are
similar to dowel joints except that a screw is used and only one joint element
has to be drilled. The holes are drilled at a shallow angle on the back of the
piece. These shallow holes conceal the fastener and create a very strong joint.
When adding a counter-sink to the pocket joint,
the two pieces of material are screwed together and the receiving piece of the
material needs a space to expand into once the screw is set.
A pocket joint makes the assembled pieces tight
and secure. Tack welding is done before the two pieces of material are screwed
Here a support beam is inset then extrusion
welded for a secure bond, permanently welding the cabinet to the top.
When you’ve finished fabricating and assembling
your components, simply ad your hardware and the cabinet is ready to install.
King Starboard ST material is self-lubricating
so there is really no need for steel drawer slides. But if you want a really secure attachment
and a smoother feel stainless steel drawer slides work great.
Chemically resistant plastics like Polyethylene
and Polypropylene are not meant to be glued. Adhesives that are not
specifically made for these types of plastic will not effectively glue the
plastics. Any glue that you use may have only limited-time effects.
Quality polymer sheets from King Plastic
Corporation are ideal
for all types of commercial and residential outdoor cabinets, furniture and
storage, restroom partitions, signage, lockers – even
antimicrobial furnishings for healthcare environments. King Plastic polymer
sheets work like wood and last a lifetime.
When producing our products, King Plastic uses processes that are non-polluting and conserve energy and natural resources, making it economically sound and safe for employees, communities and consumers. The polymers are completely recyclable and left over materials are recycled back into our products. When cutting or fabricating, there is no harmful dust, but instead small shavings that are recyclable. It contains no known harmful substances, including carcinogens or toxins. Off-gassing does not occur when the sheets are cut and fabricated. It is not necessary to use acids or harsh chemicals for finishing, cleaning, or maintenance. The outstanding durability of products made using our sheets maximizes product life cycles thus reducing the overall impact on our environment.
King Plastic Colorfast Environmentally Friendly Polymer Sheets
King’s polymer sheets stand up to thousands of uses and keep your bright ideas looking bright for years. King ColorCore® and King ColorBoard® polymer sheets are the versatile, durable and colorfast to provide that competitive edge in your business you’re looking for. Both polymer brands are UV stabilized and waterproof for a lifetime of worry-free use in harsh outdoor environments. King ColorCore® and King ColorBoard® are also available in several gauges and a variety of matched colors. King ColorCore® unique PolyFusion™ process is a state-of-the-art technology that fuses contrasting layers of colors into a single homogeneous sheet. It is ideal for engraving to make indoor and outdoor signs, as a building sheet for playgrounds, and other recreational and industrial applications.
Using King products may qualify you for LEED Green building rate points.
For additional information, details and technical information please call King Plastic Corporation at 941-493-5502 or send us an email.
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.
Use King StarBoard® itself to brace your work.
A reinforcing rib of King StarBoard® can be attached under a spanning application such as a shelf or seat to add the necessary stiffness.
How can I add stiffness to my project?
To add stiffness to a King StarBoard® step tread or canoe seat, cut grooves under the King StarBoard® and install a U channel support brace.
Reinforcing pads of King StarBoard® can be attached under a spanning applications such as a swim platform to add the necessary stiffness.
To add stiffness to a King StarBoard® hatch or table, install reinforcing ribs on the bottom.
Is there any way to reverse sheet “pinking” or discoloration?
Reversing Sheet “Pinking” or Discoloration
Pinking, yellowing, discoloring, and gas fading are different names that describe color changes in polyethylene. The condition is strictly cosmetic and does not adversely affect the physical properties of the material. To reverse and remove the pinking condition, expose the material to U.V. for approximately 40 minutes. See Pinking Bulletin for details and prevention instructions.
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