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How Improvements in Plastics Technology is Changing the Construction Industry

When you think about a construction site, the first thing that comes to mind is heavy machinery and steel beams. You may picture strong steel bulldozers, towering cranes, or massive metal loaders. However, it isn’t metal that is making the biggest difference in today’s [url=https://www.piedmontplastics.com/blog/76/plastic-used-in-construction]construction industry[/url] —it’s plastic.
Plastics are the go-to material for architects and designers around the world, and they have been used in every capacity you can think of, from new homes and schools to hospitals and renovations. Plastics not only reduce the environmental impact, but they decrease long-term maintenance costs and increase safety.
[b]Where Will You Find Plastics in the Construction Industry?[/b]
From the first ground-breaking piece of heavy machinery, which frequently contains plastic components that resist rust, wear, and malfunction better than their metal counterparts, to the final touches on a roof that needs an aesthetically appealing, durable, long-term material, plastic is king.
Plastics show up where you wouldn’t expect. You’ll find low-friction, UV-resistant, antistatic Quadrant Plastics used in chutes, hoppers, and silo and truck bed liners. These provide long-lasting, anti-rust, low-friction options that can be fastened to concrete, gunite, wood or steel. They’re even employed as a flexible, easily transferred paint barrier that can keep moving with the job to protect flooring and décor.
Construction of architectural columns is safer and easier with plastic. Its flexibility, durability, and weatherproof nature make it a great product for eye-catching porch pillars or grand entryways for commercial use. The flexibility of plastic allows for different shapes to be created from one material, saving time and money.
Even decorative shutters, conveyor systems, and display boards can be made highly customizable and incredibly durable with plastic construction. Plastic’s corrosion protection and low friction make it an excellent component for moving parts on any piece of equipment.
When it comes to lighting panels or lenses, nothing beats the efficiency or appearance of plastic. Whether you use acrylic, styrene, or polycarbonate lenses, the result is a durable, aesthetically appealing, fully molded and customized light fixture cover. The different textures, like prismatic patterns or cracked ice, allow for even more unique plastic implementations.
Whether it is [url=https://www.piedmontplastics.com/markets/building-and-construction]industrial or residential construction[/url], advances in plastic technology are changing the way we look at innovation every day. If durability, flexibility, rust resistance, and aesthetics are important, plastic will always be the material of choice.

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