Oil plastic and gasoline plastic are becoming much more popular and widely used within the gas and oil industries. That’s primarily because plastic materials are longer-lasting and more durable than their counterparts, two traits that are incredibly important in the oil and gas fields.

Using oil- and gas-resistant plastics allows providers within the industry to expand it, develop it, and help it to evolve. That, in turn, creates more jobs for industry workers. It also increases energy sources for people around the globe by providing ample access and ensuring that the cost of consumption is affordable. Let’s take a look at some of these plastics and explore how and why they’re beneficial.

Plastics Used in Oil and Gas

Gasoline and oil plastics need to possess several features to be beneficial for the machinery and tools that professionals in the industry use. They should be resistant to chemicals and high thermal temperatures. Ideally, they should be flame resistant, as well. Durable plastics are necessary because one of the advantages of plastic parts, gaskets, and gears is that plastic doesn’t erode or wear down the same way that metal does. That decreases the need for replacement parts and frequent maintenance.

Oil and gasoline plastics are typically lightweight, too. Many have excellent electrical properties, and they don’t creep. Ask Polymershapes about different grades available, such as bearing grades, static dissipative grades, and more.

Common oil- and gasoline-resistant plastics include but are not limited to:

  • Acetal
  • PTFE
  • Polyurethane
  • PAI
  • PEEK
  • Nylon
  • Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

To learn more about the gasoline and oil plastics that we offer, get in touch with Polymershapes about your needs today.

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