Primex Plastics (Richmond, Indiana), a North American leader in custom extruded plastic sheet and roll products for printing, thermoforming and fabrication, has announced the release of its new Prime Bubble-X – a unique air-bubble co-extruded polypropylene board designed with a print-friendly matte surface on both sides. “This innovative technology provides printers and retailers with a lightweight substrate that’s strong, extremely rigid, moisture-resistant and chemical-resistant, for use both indoors and in extreme outdoor weather conditions,” said the company.
Bubble-X is ideal for POP displays, signs, mail totes, sleeve packs and other types of containers which require high strength-to-weight ratios and enhanced printability when compared to corrugated plastic and paper boards. Bubble-X is made from 100% recyclable polypropylene through Primex’s exclusive extrusion process, and comes in a variety of colours and gauges (from 3 to 5 millimeters) with widths up to 60 inches. “Our multi-layer sheet extrusion process allows us to tailor the sheet properties based on the end-user’s needs,” said Dan Purpura, Process Development Engineering Manager for Primex Plastics. “Additional properties and characteristics can be added during production to meet customer specifications.”
Applications include indoor and outdoor signage, real estate and political signs, POP displays, totes, boxes, shipping containers, partitions, outdoor store displays and more. Bubble-X can accommodate digital and screen printing, die cutting, scoring, folding, gluing, stapling, grommeting, drilling, laser cutting and sonic welding.
Primex Plastics is the largest extruder of custom polystyrene sheets in the industry, ranging from monolayer sheet to tri-layer co-extrusion. Primex also extrudes many polyethylene resins, polypropylene, ABS, TPOs, TPEs and PETG. The company is a subsidiary of ICC Industries. In addition to its extrusion business, Primex is the parent company of Primex Design & Fabrication and Primex Color, Compounding & Additives.