Grand Junction, Colo. (PRWEB) February 11, 2009
Reynolds Polymer Technology (RPT), one of the world's leading acrylic manufacturers and designers, won two top awards from Design Journal Magazine. RPT garnered a Platinum ADEX Award (Awards for Design Excellence) for the manufacture and installation of an ice-like bar in Romania and a Gold ADEX Award for the R-Cast™ Ice material.
The Platinum award-winning Blå Lounge Bar features heavily-textured ice-like material as the façade of the bar. Mounted on top of a glass pedestal with small LED lights and crystal blue water beneath, the bar features two horseshoe-shaped sections, each of which required nearly 30,000 cubic inches (approximately 76,000 cubic cm) of deeply textured R-Cast™ Ice on the front and sides, and completely smooth acrylic for the top of the bar. Colored lighting installed on the inside of the bar's acrylic panels constantly creates a new effect for the surrounding lobby.
"When you look at the finished product of this ice bar, it's just absolutely stunning," said Roger Reynolds, III, CEO of RPT. "The way the lighting catches the veins of the ice, and how that transforms the rest of the lobby is really quite captivating to experience."
Each of the two sections of the bar measures nearly 14 feet long (4.26m) and 9 feet wide (2.74m) and stands 3.5 feet high (1.06m).
The Gold ADEX-winning R-Cast™ Ice product confirms the sense of accomplishment with this product for RPT. Originally designed for this bar in Bucharest, RPT is one of the first acrylic manufacturers to perfect the texture so that it not only looks realistic, its surface texture feels realistic with the peaks, valleys, and contours of real ice- but without the freezing temperatures.
"This ice product really opens the doors for more architectural projects," said Roger Reynolds III, CEO. "Because each sheet of ice is truly one-of-a-kind and can have a phenomenal impact just by changing the lighting behind it, it's perfect for any hospitality projects like restaurants, hotels, or nightclubs."
The surface texture of R-Cast™ Ice is completely randomized without any repetitive patterns. This ensures that the acrylic Ice more closely resembles real ice, particularly with light refractions off the surface.
By using a variety of different translucencies and colors that are available, and with creative use of lighting, innumerable effects can be yielded with R-Cast™ Ice. Available in half-inch and one-inch thicknesses, R-Cast™ Ice is available in sheets as large as 4' x 8', or can be cast into a variety of custom shapes for custom projects.
For more information about R-Cast™ Ice, or to request a sample, please contact Julie Hober at 970-241-4700 or visit reynoldspolymer.com.
About Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc.
Reynolds Polymer Technology is known as the leading manufacturer, fabricator, designer, and installer of R-Cast™ acrylic and resin sheets. Their products have been used extensively in the architectural, signage, aquarium, furniture, and scientific industries worldwide. With more than 25 years' experience, RPT is constantly raising the standard for what can be done with acrylic and resins. Headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado, RPT also has operations in Rayong, Thailand. Visit http://www.reynoldspolymer.com for more information.