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
VIVAK Copolyester Regulatory Information Sheet
VIVAK Copolyester sheet may lawfully be used as articles or components of articles intended for use in contact with food.
VIVAK® Cleaning Instructions
Techniques for cleaning VIVAK sheet based on standard industry practice.
Vivak® Thermoplastic Sheets
Easy to fabricate, form, bond and decorate, VIVAK Sheet is well suited for a variety of point of purchase and sign applications.
Vivak Matte PET-G
Vivak® Matte PET-G sheet is a clear matte surface sheet for non-glare requirements in a wide variety of applications.
Machinists Tips - Milling
When face milling, use positive geometry cutter bodies. Quadrant Service & Support provides guidance when milling plastics.
Protect critical surfaces and heavy, expensive parts and equipment. From work surfaces to flooring, Armor-X helps protect your investment.
TIVAR® H.O.T., UHMW Sheets, TIVAR® UHMW
Formulated -- exclusively from Quadrant EPP -- to maintain key performance properties in an extended temperature range.
Rochling Sustaplast Polystone
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Polystone® G, Polystone® P–H and Polystone® P–C
KYDEX® 6185 - High Temperature Aircraft Sheet
A proprietary thermoplastic sheet with improved heat distortion temperature (HDT) for higher in-service temperatures while providing excellent service qualities.