Monthly Archives: June 2015

Are Plastic Building Parts Really Up To The Job?

These days almost anything can be made from plastic, but there is still some skepticism when it comes to using plastic for parts that have to withstand abuse such as on building sites. Can plastic really hold up in the long run?

plastic_building_site_partsPlastic has been used for many years for items such as road barriers, tool boxes and trailer parts, all which are exposed to heavy use and abuse and have stood the test of time. Of course, the quality of the part will most dictate how long it will last for, but a well made plastic piece of equipment can not only equal the life of an item made from wood or metal, it can actually outlast it too, since plastic is not subject to rotting, corrosion and natural degradation.

Speak to us today if you need some plastic building parts for your building site.

Which Type Of Plastic Is Used In Plastic Moulding?

In the moulding industry, there are many different methods to create moulded plastic products, which involves different types of plastics used to create the product. Nylon, polystyrene, polythene and polypropylene are common types of plastics used in the moulding process. More than 80% of materials used in rotational plastic moulding are from the polyethylene family.

These plastics are known as thermosplastics, which means that when heated, they can easily be moulded to the desired shape. Once moulded, these plastics are high strength and relatively stress resistant.

In more recent times, more natural products are being used in plastic moulding. Sand and stone chip can be used to create a sandstone composite which is 80% natural non processed material. Chocolate can also be rotationally moulded to create hollow chocolate desserts.