New Amari centre opens in Belfast
Amari Plastics recently hosted an open day to herald the launch of its newest centre, Amari Plastics Northern Ireland, which is centrally located in Belfast.
The Lord Mayor of Belfast, the honourable Nichola Mallon, who also unveiled a special commemorative plaque, officially opened the event, which was organised by the centre’s manager, Paul Williams. Participating companies included leading industry manufacturers and suppliers, such as 3A Composites, 3M, Brett Martin, Kernow Coatings, Nova Aluminium, MACtac, Madreperla, Reddilight, Rochling and Twinplast, while Jain industries, an Indian manufacturer, sent representatives from its newly opened manufacturing plant at Carrickmacross.
The 40 or so customers who attended the event were invited to peruse a variety of supplier displays, while MACtac demonstrated vehicle wrapping and the application of optically clear window films, as well as wall and floor graphics. They were also the first to see a variety of new products, such as the Falconboard all white board manufactured by Dutch company Hexacomb, which showed how it could be edged using a double sided tapes. Nova Aluminium showed its new Novaflex system and also demonstrated just how easily its Novatrim frames can be put together, while the Italian cast acrylic manufacturer, Madreperla, presented its Greencast acrylic sheet, which is the only 100 percent recycled and recyclable sheet in the world and is available in selection of clear, opal and coloured options, plus a new frosted variety.
Other attractions included 3A Composites, which demonstrated how to rout and fold Dibond Aluminium Composite Sheets, 3M Self Adhesive Supplies, which showed how VHB tapes could be used to create virtually indestructible bonds and Bostik Adhesives, which demonstrated how to glue acrylics, polycarbonates and aluminium composite sheets.
Commenting on the event, customer Jim Black, MD of Sign Services in Belfast said. “Amari Plastics put on an excellent display of innovative products and introduced us to suppliers new to the Northern Ireland market. What’s more, now that I have seen the wide range of material stocks that it has available, I am confident that the Belfast branch will be able to supply just what I need to complete any signing project.”
Andy Carroll, Managing Director of Amari Plastics added: “The event was exceptionally well organised and we received tremendous support from our supplier base. However, what really stood out for me was the energy and commitment of the Amari staff and, or course, our customers, many of whom had travelled long distances to attend. The response we received demonstrated that signmakers in Northern Ireland have a real desire to take on new products and new ideas”.
In fact, the event was such an all round success, that Paul Williams has already started planning the next open day and is also considering hosting a series of ‘Masterclass’ events that will highlight how MACtac’s digitally printable vinylscan be used to produce stunning decorative effects, while also providing training and product support.
For further information visit: belfast.amariplastics.com