Plastics and plastic composites continue to shape the future of many industries including paper, packaging, food processing, wastewater treatment, lumber, assembly lines, conveyor systems, and just about any sector utilizing power transmission and industrial wear components. Interstate Plastics utilizes materials with wear, friction, weight, and chemical resistance properties that are at the crux of the direct replacement of metals in these industry systems and machinery.
Aerospace serves as an example of an industry that relies on the culmination of benefits that plastics and plastic composites provide. Components including gaskets, seals, guides, brackets, spacers, washers, and other support parts benefit from resistance to jet fuel and other chemicals while providing thermal and mechanical stability, zero flammability, and low outgassing in a lightweight form, vital in applications where every ounce of weight counts toward a more efficient operation.
In wastewater treatment, plastics including fully recyclable UHMW, oil-filled high-performance nylon, and close tolerance acetal allow for plastic wastewater treatment components that exhibit higher impact and abrasion-resistant properties than most engineered polymers, while standing up to extremely harsh and corrosive chemical environments.
In food processing applications, materials must be safe while simultaneously being suitable for parts that may be exposed to moisture, sea salts (saltwater), wash-down chemicals, and other heavy water contaminants. FDA and USDA compliant materials from Interstate Plastics not only stand up to these conditions but do so at a cost-effective price point, and can be machined into parts that directly replace their metal OEM counterparts without additional considerations.
Interstate Plastics provides solutions for OEM replacement and custom bearings & inserts, bushings & washers, collars, gears & gear racks, chain guides, guide rails, outrigger pads, pulleys, roller chains, sprockets, tracks, and wear strips & parts. Find out how Interstate Plastics can help meet your specific design challenges by calling 888-768-5759.
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