Replex Plastics: Quality Above All Else

Replex Plastics: Quality Above All Else

Replex once had the capabilities to color our parts in any color imaginable on our line of CCTV domes. That product line, however, was soon overwhelmed by competition that flooded the market with products composed of cheap parts made in China. Replex had a decision:...
FAQ’s: Acrylic

FAQ’s: Acrylic

Concern with Breakage of Acrylic vs Glass vs Polycarbonate:  The impact strength of Acrylic is 0.4 ft lbs/inch.  The impact strength of tempered glass is very dependent on the geometry of the object impacting the glass as well as the edge condition of the glass, so...
Ongoing Efficiency Improvements in 2019

Ongoing Efficiency Improvements in 2019

In the past year we participated in the Ohio Development Services Agency, State Energy Efficiency Program for Manufacturers (EEPM). The program started with an energy audit to assess our current energy usage, identify areas for potential energy savings and a...
First vs Second Surface Mirrors

First vs Second Surface Mirrors

Mirrors may come in a range of shapes, curvatures and sizes and they are furthermore distinguished as either first-surface or second-surface mirrors. Knowing the difference between the two, and understanding their different applications, is vital to choosing the right...

Temperature, Moisture & Plastics

The plastic used in mirrors (typically acrylic or polycarbonate) is a thermal insulator. This means that when there is a change in temperature, one side of a piece of plastic may be warmer than the other, and it takes some time for the heat to soak through and...