Our investment in a state-of-the-art, award winning RHO 1012 Durst printer allows us to print so much faster with quality that is remarkably close to offset printing. We have seen a 75% increase in volume with the combination of the Durst printer and Vycom’s Celtec Expanded PVC material, our preferred rigid substrate.
Celtec’s durability was one of the main reasons we selected the material.
Celtec can be fabricated and precision laser-cut to allow treatments such as rounded shapes and scalloped edges. It also provides an easy to clean surface that is suitable for incidental food contact.
We have found the aesthetics of Celtec, with its white matte color, nicely blends in with most boat finishes. They blend in so seamlessly with the boat’s deck they are difficult to notice. Celtec also has a highly printable surface so we offer vinyl graphics or even routed designs when requested.
We needed a material that would machine cleanly and that was lightweight and aerodynamic. It is also moisture resistant, so it won’t deteriorate and will keep its integrity within the board. Working with Celtec expanded PVC saves on the production costs of having to machine-mold the wedge. In a few simple steps, we cut the Celtec wedges on a band saw, plane them smooth and attach them to the top of the wood, below the foam grip. We then stamp it with Icon’s TruConcave patent logo.
This is one of the most material-sensitive industries that I am aware of. Because PVC-C meets fire-safe compliance standards, is machinable, relatively easy to fabricate, and stands up to punishing environments, these materials allow us to create an end product designed to keep the semiconductor process moving.
Thermax PVC cuts very nicely, has thickness uniformity and a smooth surface finish that makes thermo forming and welding very manageable. It also has a bright white color for a clean look.
The weather-resistant materials like Seaboard and Designboard make the elaborate designs easier to maintain and long-lasting.
By using HDPE materials, our design options are endless and the material is low maintenance and easy to clean, standing up to the wear and tear of outdoor environments. As these outdoor living areas become larger and more elaborate, HDPE cabinetry has become a standout material in providing long-term durability with beautifully crafted looks.
We chose Endurabond for several reasons, including its water resistance, the fact that it won’t rot, rust or decay, and our ability to apply and bond cement to it to create the outer exhibit.
When you have a $7,000 item like a Jaws of Life tool, metal on metal is not a good combination when you are carrying it in the truck and deploying it. The tool gets destroyed by the metal bracket designed to hold it. Plus, you have high moisture situations with fire fighting, so you need to worry about rust. The Hitec material is moisture-resistant and very forgiving for emergency tool transport.