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Polycarbonite shortage...

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Texas_Signmaker, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Grimco says they won't have any till the Fall... Just ordered from NGlantz and their stock is very low. What's goin on???

    UPDATE: They said it's because the manufactures are focusing on clear acrylic for covid stuff. I duno how this will play out....
     
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  2. WYLDGFI

    WYLDGFI Merchant Member

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    It doesn't surprise me actually. Glantz just emailed about having Clear cast acrylic in stock...no polycarbonate in stock locally.
     
  3. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Well, what do we do if we need 12' of something?? I see they have clear acrylic but nothing over 10'. Will we just have to stop making those signs till the Fall?
     
  4. Chriswagner92

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    Ran into this this week. It makes sense for the manufacturers, focus on where the demand is. The only solution I can think of right now is to make the shortage known and make sure the customer is aware that the time to produce may be longer than expected.
     
  5. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    I expect the price in the fall will have gone up dearly!
     
  6. CanuckSigns

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    Yup, there was a shortage on clear acrylic when covid started, so manufacturers focused on that, now there is an abundance of clear acrylic on the market, but everything else is gone.

    I tried to order some clear P95 acrylic, no one has any, no eta either.
     
  7. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Well this sucks... just when I start getting a bunch of requests for sign face changes.
     
  8. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    It's interesting to watch the market. Things you would have never thought of are experiencing shortages for odd reasons. I heard yesterday about aluminum cans and coins as well. 2020 still has plans to poke us a bit more I think.
     
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  9. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Yeah, whodathunk we'd have a toilet paper shortage ?? Talk about essentials. Of course, like some people, they just instal a bidet and get their jollies that way. :rolleyes:
     
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  10. MikePatterson

    MikePatterson Head bathroom cleaner.

    I have been converting cans over to flex face. I use springs from McMaster Carr and new trim to hide it. I have the trim bent from a metal building supply. Basically its a Lind type setup.
     
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  11. Joe House

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    Just curious if you guys are going to start reclaiming sign faces now. Or have you been doing that?
    I walked our warehouse today and it looks like we're down to a partial 8' roll here which will probably be gone before long.
     
  12. Bobby H

    Bobby H Very Active Member

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    We're seeing shortages in acrylic and polycarbonate. Back orders are going out 6 weeks or more.
     
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