Sign Manufacturer Eliminates Breakage in Channel Letters

Polycarbonate sheet has 20 times the impact resistance of acrylic

A sign manufacturer was having breakage problems with large acrylic channel letter signs.

Cracked acrylic letters delay installation

Acrylic offers numerous benefits—but it can also crack relatively easily. Our customer was having issues trying to handle and install the letters, and had multiple letters break or crack at the inside corners and other high-stress areas. When channel letters break, it can cause major problems with your budget, your deadlines, and your client relationships.

Polycarbonate sign channel letters - impact resistanceMakrolon® polycarbonate offers exceptional durability without sacrificing aesthetics

Curbell suggested that they try Makrolon® SL polycarbonate for the application. Makrolon® SL polycarbonate is 20 times more impact resistant than acrylic. Polycarbonates like Makrolon® look good day and night, and even feature UV-stabilizers for outstanding weatherability.

Switching from acrylic to Makrolon® SL polycarbonate solved the breakage problem and saved the sign manufacturer significant time and money.

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We've helped many customers solve issues with cracked letters, while still providing excellent aesthetics—even for long-term outdoor use.

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