Vehicle armor is one of the most demanding applications for plastics. Whether for use by military forces, government organizations, corporations, or cash-in-transit companies, a key performance requirement is armored glazing for vehicle windows.
Today’s cars contain more plastic than ever. Plastics weigh less than alternative materials such as metal, and less weight means less fuel consumption, which is attractive to consumers when deciding what model to purchase.
Bearings and Bushings
Bearings and bushing are used in virtually every type of manufacturing process or industrial machinery. If your application could benefit from less maintenance and downtime, it’s time to talk to Polymershapes about our wide assortment of high-performance plastics for bearings and bushings.
Building & Construction
There’s an old saying: “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”. People who live in plastic houses can! Polycarbonate, acrylic and PETG all have significantly higher impact strength than glass, and offer outstanding optical clarity, making them an ideal choice for many building and construction applications.
Bullet/Blast/Wind Resistant Security Windows, Doors, Enclosures and Glazing
Bus and Rail
Thanks to plastics solutions provided by Polymershapes, today’s trains and buses are lighter in weight, more durable, safer and more comfortable. Plastics help mass transit vehicles travel further for less money especially when used in both aesthetic and structural/bearing applications.
Materials used in applications in the chemical, oil and gas segments typically must meet very specific performance requirements. The right plastic can ensure a safe, durable, long-lasting performance even under the harshest conditions.
Electric and Non-Printed Sign
Food and Beverage Preparation and Processing
Plastic materials find use in a variety of applications in food and beverage processing and preparation. Most materials used in food and beverage processing will have to be certified as FDA, USDA, NSF, or 3-A Dairy.
Gaskets and Seals
High-performance thermoplastics are used in a staggering array of industries and applications to produce gaskets and seals, from aircraft, to heavy equipment, to automobiles, to manufacturing, to oil and gas extraction – the list goes on and on.
Golf Cart Windshields
Golf isn’t a “contact sport,” but golfers – especially the kind who don’t let bad weather keep them off the course! – still need protection from the elements, not to mention stray shots and other high-speed objects. The same goes for other types of All-Terrain Vehicles, dirt bikes, and more.
Plastics are increasingly being used in heavy equipment, such as cranes, excavators and backhoes, due to their advantages over more traditional materials such as metals.
Hopper and Bed Liners
Plastic solutions for hoppers and bed liners significantly improve the efficiency and productivity of an immense array of agricultural, industrial, and manufacturing applications. High-performance plastics from Polymershapes will help you maintain efficient transfer and/or flow of materials throughout your production or transportation processes.
Machine guards provide protection for workers in virtually every type of manufacturing setting. They are typically made of Polycarbonate, Acrylic, or PETG to provide a protective barrier and an unobstructed view of equipment and processes.
As a $55 Billion industry, machine shops are an important part of the US economy. They use lathes, mills, grinders, saws and other types of machines to turn pieces of raw materials into finished parts. Many machine shops are also adding 3D Printing capabilities.
We all encounter membrane switches every day, when we tap a computer keyboard, program a microwave oven, choose something to watch with a remote control, or pump gas. A membrane switch protects a control mechanism from moisture, soil, and other environmental elements that could interfere with the performance of the switch.
Milling and Mining
Operating environments in mining industries are abrasive, noisy and generally tough on materials. A wide range of engineering plastics, such as Nylon, UHMW, HDPE, and many more, are used for a variety of applications in the mining industry, especially for material handling and transportation.