What Materials Can Be Used For My Displays?

When choosing the material for your retail displays, there are a handful of factors to keep in mind. For example, where the display will be located in a store. A display that will be placed where foot traffic is the heaviest will need to be durable and able to handle plenty of wear-and-tear. Bearing this in mind, here are some of the display materials you can choose and their benefits:


Acrylic is one of the most popular materials for retail displays, and for good reason. Due to its ability to provide impressive strength and durability, it can hold a large number of heavy products and handle everyday use with ease.

Expanded PVC

Lightweight yet rigid, expanded PVC is an outstanding option for retail displays. This material is available in a range of thicknesses to suit your needs and offers superior resistance to scratches and dents.


Styrene is considered to be an affordable alternative to acrylic. Since styrene is a low-density material that can be easily moved around a retail store, it’s great for countertop and other portable displays.


PETG is the strongest material on this list, but also the most expensive. However, PETG is the ideal option if you need your display to be ultra-durable and virtually unbreakable. PETG can be colored during production and is so flexible, it can be fabricated into any shape you’d like.


A wood display can be used for both temporary and permanent retail displays. For a temporary display, use a light wood that can be easily knocked down and reassembled, such as pine or wood composite. If you want something more permanent, maple and oak are your best options.


A wire display is incredibly versatile, which makes it perfect if you want to be able to efficiently change out your products and the way the display is configured without investing in an entirely new display.


Metal is one of the most durable materials you can choose for your displays. This material can stand up for years of wear-and-tear as well as handle heavy loads better than most other materials. It’s best for permanent retail displays.

Work with Sunbelt

If you need durable, well-made retail displays produced for your business, turn to the pros at Sunbelt Displays. With more than a decade of experience in the industry, we understand the ins and outs of retail displays more than anyone. Our displays can be customized in myriad ways, including with the materials. We offer all of the above materials – and more. Contact us today to discuss your project with us and we’ll be happy to provide a free estimate.

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