The Construction industry has long fueled personal, public and business dreams, employing millions of people and utilizing a growing amount of plastics to reduce costs, expedite construction and create construction possibilities. Construction applications include lighting, glazing, flooring, railing, plumbing, wall covering and a variety of other uses.
Advantages of plastics
The advantages of plastics in the construction industry are numerous. Plastics are much lighter than wood, metal and glass that equate into better fuel economy and cheaper to manufacture parts. Additionally, the lighter weight aids in safer material handling. Plastics can be designed to be impact and dent resistant, and modified for improved strength. Since color is part of a molded piece, no secondary painting operations are necessary. Plastics can also provide greater weather resistant characteristics. Special additives to plastics may be added to combat failure due to high exposure to UV.
Materials Utilized Within Industry
Materials utilized in the construction industry include Acrylic, HDPE, KYDEX, Polycarbonate, Multi Wall Polycarbonate, Acrylic Mirror and FRP Panels
KYDEX® FST Antimicrobial
A sheet specifically formulated to meet all Boeing and Airbus toxicity requirements for aircraft interior components.
Laird Plastics, Inc. offers clear and Non-Glare polystyrene stocked in the most popular picture frame sizes.
JACK-IT™ Hydraulic Jack Liner
Eliminate costly downtime, re-drilling and labor costs with the JACK-IT™ Hydraulic Jack Liner. Installation is quick, easy and environmentally safe.
Prime ABS Weather-X 200
Is an acrylic capped co-extruded ABS sheet, which can be produced as a two or three multilayer composite. The acrylic cap imparts a very high gloss, vibrant colors with superior depth of image, excellent UV protection, chemical resistance, toughness and excellent formability.
Prime Clear-X 200
Prime Clear-X 200 was designed and developed specifically for rigid packaging markets.
Prime ABS 750
Makrolon Environmental Resistance
Makrolon polycarbonate sheet may be used in a diverse range of environmental conditions. Consult this chart when thoroughly testing fabricated parts under actual in-service conditions.
MAKROLON® Light Transmission Specification
Standard MAKROLON® polycarbonate sheet comes in different colors and gages. These differences result in a variety of light transmission properties.