Tips for maintaining methacrylate in display stands

At Manufacturas Metalúrgicas RSL our design and manufacturing team, after completing the relevant briefing with the client, we combine multiple materials to achieve a great final product.

Without a doubt, methacrylate is a material widely applied in all exhibitors due to its lightness, durability and aesthetic when combined with other elements.

Methacrylate is a very rigid plastic material, which has a glassy appearance that allows great results.

It is essential to take into account just about basic tips so that you can give your exhibitors proper use with this type of material and can last a lot longer in perfect condition.

Handling:

Despite being resistant pieces, when incorporating methacrylate to an display stand it requires really adequate handling. In the event that the methacrylate is part of the main support structure whenever you are going to handle them, you must make certain to remove them only through the most resistant areas such as the base or the center of the display stand.

It is not recommended to take the displays by the ends of these pieces because there they can be weaker. This can lead to damage ranging from simple cracks to the complete splitting of the part.



Correct cleaning:

You cannot use sponges, abrasive detergents or any type of product that has solvents or that contains alcohol. For cleaning it is a basic thing to use a soft cotton cloth to avoid scratching the surface.

The cloth should be lightly moistened to remove dust or excess dirt from the display case. If necessary, you can apply a little neutral soap so that you can get a better cleaning, but it is invariably essential to get rid of all the soap after cleaning.



Adhesive removal

At some point you may need to remove an adhesive from the methacrylate, especially since the tape may leave glue attached to the methacrylate. To remove it effectively, you should apply a little alcohol to a cloth, but you must do it very carefully.

The methacrylate piece should never be touched with the cloth moistened with alcohol, so it should simply be done on the glue. Failure to do so could cause cracks to increase in size due to an effect called “crashing” that alcohol produces in the methacrylate.


 
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