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Plastics Are Revolutionizing Cargo Trailer Design

Apr 9, 2019

Cargo trailers are used to haul everything from tools and lumber to livestock and horses, depending on the trailer’s design. To do their job well, trailers must be rugged, durable and water resistant. Plastic products allow trailer designers and manufacturers to deliver better products to their customers with improved warranties and greater durability. Here is a closer look at some of the ways plastics are revolutionizing cargo trailer design.

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Acrylic VS Glass In The Marine Market

Mar 27, 2019

With the advent of hull side windows on most cruisers and yachts, designers and engineers must decide between using either acrylic or glass, whether tempered or in laminated form. Both Acrylic and laminated glass are transparent materials capable of withstanding high impact and weathering under all conditions per ISO 12216, which is ideal for these vessels.

Laminated glass is manufactured using a different method, principally created using numerous layers of float glass fused together, interleaved with sheets of an adhesive polymer such as PVB. This makes the assembly very strong. Nevertheless, polymers have evolved considerably and are now available in new formulations surpassing the characteristics of glass.

Acrylic is a polymer with excellent characteristics, offering superior formability, yet delivering excellent optical quality. Key advantages are outlined below:

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Piedmont Plastics Market Specialization

Mar 6, 2019

Our customers know they can come to us for expert guidance and top-quality materials that help them make a better product. Yet the Piedmont difference goes beyond just a skilled sales team and quality products. One of the ways we are different is through our focus on Market Specialization.

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Where To Use Polycarbonate Sheet

Feb 27, 2019

The uses for polycarbonate sheets are varied from recreation, food processing, marine, medical equipment, security and so many other areas of everyday use. Let’s look at where some of the applications polycarbonate sheet is regularly used.

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Top 10 Applications For Plastic On Boats

Feb 8, 2019

At Piedmont Plastics, we know just how important your boat is to you. Have you ever stopped to think about how it’s constructed? The below infographic dives deep into the important role of long-lasting, light-weight, water-resistant plastics on the boats we all love.

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Supplier Spotlight: King Plastic

Jan 24, 2019

At Piedmont Plastics, we strive to partner with the best material suppliers to ensure we can provide top-quality plastic materials to our customers. Each of our partners offers superior products that we are proud to offer in our product lineup, and together we provide our customers with the plastic materials they need to finish their own designs. One of those partners is King Plastic.

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Why Vinyl Is The Best Material For Promotional Displays

Jan 8, 2019

When you head to a trade show or set up a promotional display at a retailer, you have one chance to get a potential customer to stop and take a second look. This means the display needs to be eye-catching, but it also means it needs to look professional.

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Plastic Poised To Change Outdoor Furniture Industry In 2019

Dec 20, 2018

Outdoor kitchens and outdoor furnishings come in many different styles, but one thing is the same – these products need to be weather and UV resistant, as they are in constant exposure to the elements. As designers are creating new, innovative designs for 2019, one material is at the heart of it all – plastic.

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Why Use Twin-Wall Polycarbonate Sheet To Build Greenhouses

Dec 4, 2018

For agribusiness and hobbyists, greenhouses are critical to successfully growing plants, because they extend the growing seasons so that it is practically year-round. Yet greenhouses, in order to provide years of reliable use, need to be made from durable, weather-resistant material that helps keep warmth in and the elements out.

 

 

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