Plastic playground equipment does more than provide fun for the youngsters and the young at heart. Whether you’re developing a new neighborhood playground, sell fun equipment, or if you’re working to create new attractions for an amusement park, plastic is the way to go. Plastic commercial playground equipment can be used to create everything from swing sets and backboards for basketball hoops to carnival rides and swimming pools. Plastic is durable and strong, but it’s also lightweight, inexpensive to transport, and easy to mold, fabricate, and thermoform into an array of shapes.
Top Plastics for Playgrounds
Polyurethane is a popular choice for plastic playground material. Its chemical resistance is ideal for outdoor spaces, fairgrounds, and amusement parks. Because it can withstand powerful impacts, it can easily stand up to children and fun-loving adults. Due to its mechanical properties, Polyurethane is also a top choice for mechanized equipment, such as the Tilt-a-Whirl and roller coasters.
If you need durable plastic commercial playground equipment that can resist abrasions and corrosion, then Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene is an excellent choice. Also known as UHMW, it’s a thermoplastic that’s semi-crystalline. It can withstand strong impacts. Its low friction coefficient makes it easy to transport.
For outdoor equipment, consider High Density Polyethylene, or HDPE. Known for its low water absorption, it won’t be ruined by rain and snow. It can also resist abrasions, chemicals, corrosion, and impact. Since it’s an easy plastic to process via fabrication, machining, and welding, you can have it formed into whatever shape you need, big or small.
To fulfill your needs for plastic playground equipment, discuss your project with the designers and fabricators at Polymershapes.