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Performance Plastics - Part II

September 9, 2019

Performance plastics are the natural choice when considering replacement for traditional materials, such as bronze, stainless steel, glass, wood and copper, for not just one reason but rather a combination of features and benefits.  Performance plastics are selected as the material of choice during the design process due to their ability to improve quality and productivity and/or save costs for the application requirements.

As a general family of products, performance plastics share several demonstrable advantages over "traditional" materials including:

  • Weight savings
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Impact resistance
  • Shock and vibration
  • Noise reduction
  • Safety
  • Low friction/self-lubricating
  • Wear properties
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Non-Marking properties
  • Optical clarity
  • Value vs. price
  • Electrical insulation
  • Thermal insulation
  • Ease of machining/fabrication
  • Weldable
  • Formable
  • Versatility
  • Easily modified
  • Environmentally friendly

The advantages of using performance plastics over traditional material, such as metals, wood and glass, add up to increased cost savings for your applications including maintenance costs, downtime, electrical consumption and safety concerns - just to name a few.

Our friendly sales staff is ready to assist you with your plastic needs.  We have many years of experience working with various industries from food processing & material handling to glazing applications & the sign industry.  In  addition to stocking sheet and rod, we fabricate!  With our CNC equipment, we can run simple cut pieces & blanks or more complex items such as bearings, bushings and wear strips or profiles.  Call us today!

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