The beauty of acrylic is that it is clear. The limitation is that it is brittle and can fail, particularly when thin, and if designed with a hole that focuses the load and stress on the weakest point. No need to avoid clear acrylic totally. Just employ a design like this in low-load, low-abuse uses, rather than child-appealing cashwrap jobs like this. CLICK the thumbnail for an alternate angle. I invite comments from Acrylic aficionados to further defend their material of choice, though I think I have offered an even-handed analysis.
Compare directly to an undamaged fixture at…
“Acrylic Bin + Metal Backplate”
For Failed Plastic Retail Fixtures by Title see…
“Acrylic Bin With Backplate Fails” (This Post)
“Gondola Base Deck Takes a Hit”
“Label Strip Old Before Its Time“
“Plastic Grid Hooks Fail”
“Plastic Corrugated Hook Failure in POP“
“Diving Board Effect in Jewelry“
“Rare Hook Lug Failure”
“Hook Lug Failure Redux”
“Plastic Hook Innovates But Falls Short”
“Hook has Two Monkey Load Limit”
“Plastic Hooks Beyond Limits”
“Anti-Theft Fixture Failure”
“Productstop Fails Christmas Crush”
“Label Holder Wrecks Store Image”
“Sidesaddle Label Holder Fails”
“Ideas Wanted: Retail Guard Rail”
For Failed Metal Retail Fixtures by Title see…
“One Pinstop Missing Among Many“
“Weld Burns Ruin Fixture Finish“
“Aluminum Boxer-Style Hook Failure”
“Misshapen Aluminum Hooks”
“Malleable Aluminum Grid Hooks”
“So Sorry. Aluminum Hook in Play”
“Faceout Failure on Slatwire”
“Failed Reverse Waterfall Hook”
“How to Avoid Frontwire Sag”
For all Failed Retail Fixture resources see…
“Failed Retail Fixtures Tag” for a scrolling list of discussions.
“Failures in Retail Fixturing Pinterest Board“ visual summary.
“Failed Retail Fixtures Index Page” for all resources and links
For all Plastic Containment resources…
“Plastic Containment Tag” for a scrolling list of discussions.
“Plastic Containment in Retail Pinterest Board“ summary.
“Plastic Containment Index Page” for all resources and links.
For all Glass Containment resources…
“Glass Containment Tag” for a scrolling list of discussions.
“Glass Containment in Retail Merchandising“ summary.
“Glass Containment Index Page” for all resources and links.
For all Plastic Pegboard resources…
“Plastic Pegboard Tag” for a scrollable list of discussions.
“Plastic Pegboard Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
“Plastic Pegboard Index Page” for all resources and links