Primex Plastics Corp. (Richmond, IN), specializing in custom extruded plastic sheet and roll products for thermoforming, fabrication and printing, has announced the release of its 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 is strong, extremely rigid and moisture and chemical resistant for use both indoors and in extreme outdoor weather conditions.
Bubble-X is suited for point of purchase displays, signs, mail totes, sleeve packs and other types of containers that require high strength-to-weight ratios and enhanced printability. Bubble-X is made from 100% recyclable polypropylene through Primex’s exclusive extrusion process and comes in a variety of colors, gauges from 3 to 5 millimeters and 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. Additional properties and characteristics can be added during production to meet customer specifications.
Prime Bubble-X can accommodate a number of processes, including screen and digital printing, die cutting, scoring, folding, gluing, stapling, drilling, laser cutting and sonic welding.
Primex Plastics is the largest extruder of custom polystyrene sheet in the industry, ranging from mono-layer sheet to tri-layer co-extrusion. Primex also extrudes polyethylene, ABS, TPO, TPE and PETG.
Primex is a subsidiary of ICC Industries Inc. In addition to its extrusion business, Primex is the parent company of Primex Design & Fabrication and Primex Color, Compounding & Additives.