20 Years of Innovation
It began 20 years ago with the advent of the Acryl-Hinge™. For years, plastic fabricators had to rely on
hardware developed for other industries. This hardware
was usually metal, which required drilling holes
and attaching nuts and bolts or using rivets. The holes
cracked the plastic, increased rejects and required
In 1984, Robert Krolick, CEO and founder of Westedge,
Inc., designed and manufactured the first injection-molded
hinge which launched an industry. Now plastic fabricators
can choose from a wide range of acrylic hardware including
pulls, handles, hooks, hasps, latches and other hardware.
This hardware, which is easy to attach using ordinary
solvent cements, saves labor costs.
The Acryl-Hinge 2™, featuring a self-lubricating pin and
over 15 years of field tested durability, has an unparalleled
performance record. The Acryl-Hinge 2 is injectionmolded
from 100% virgin DR 101 acrylic resin. Longer
cycle times in molding produce a hinge that is flat and solvent
cements easily every time.
Often imitated, never duplicated, the entire line of Acryl
products are now manufactured exclusively by FTM, Inc.
For more information, contact David Geer, FTM,
Inc., 6160 Cobblestone Road, Placerville, CA. 95667,
530-626-1986, Fax: 530-642-2602, E-mail: info@
123ftm.com, Web: www.123ftm.com.