Beloved by children and adults alike, amusement or theme park rides, provide endless hours of entertainment in a safe environment. The rides are typically constructed from metals or plastics with machined, formed, and molded parts in a variety of configurations and colors. Plastic parts allow these rides to sustain years of wear and tear with little maintenance while maintaining a visually appealing look.
Plastics are an ideal material for amusement rides due to their lightweight, durability, UV, and impact resistant properties. Plastics are also easily formed, machined, and recyclable. Additionally, gears, rollers, and bushings made from plastic products are substantially less noisy than their metal counterparts and provide an increased lifespan. Plastics used in amusement rides include acrylic, polycarbonate, PETG, ABS, styrene, HDPE, ColorCore®, ColorBoard®, acrylic mirror, mechanical plastics, adhesives, and acrylic rods and tubes.
With multiple locations across North America, Piedmont Plastics offers an extensive plastics inventory and employs the industry’s most knowledgeable sales team to help educate and explain which material is best suited for each individual application. At Piedmont, we can help you find your ideal plastic product to suit every type of final application.