Advancements in engineered plastics and composites have led to significant improvements in countless transportation applications. This includes enhancements in the fuel efficiency and safety of mass transit vehicles like trains, buses, and more. Whether you are looking to install air deflectors, trim, cluster panels, or covers, shrouds, and housings, we’re confident in our ability to supply our customers with the engineered plastics they need for their transit applications.
Our Material Selection
At Piedmont Plastics, we deliver the best performance plastic solutions in the industry. This includes providing materials that also meet the transportation industry requirements for flame, smoke, and toxicity specifications and bullet and blast threats. In addition, we offer materials for vehicle window glazing that meet ANSI Z26.1 AS2, AS4, and AS5 standards.
Recent advances in composites have also expanded the use of plastics in mass transit vehicles beyond storage bins, seats, interior panels, trim, brackets, and mirrors. New plastic composite materials available from Piedmont are flexible enough to withstand sustained vibration, yet rigid and strong enough to support larger structures. In addition, they are lightweight, providing optimal operation and fuel savings. As a result of these advancements, larger buses and faster trains are being developed, improving mass transit systems worldwide.
Common Plastics for Transportation Applications
Benefits of Plastics
Plastics have long been one of the most popular materials used in the manufacturing of mass transit vehicles due to desired qualities such as high strength to weight ratio, high wear and corrosion resistance, and fire and flame resistance. Plastics are designed to withstand extreme conditions without corroding or reduced performance. In addition, one of the more recent realized benefits of plastics is their ability to help keep people safe from infectious disease. Transit operator barriers have kept front-line workers safe and healthy thanks to their antimicrobial properties.
At Piedmont Plastics, our plastics experts are ready to provide solutions for your transportation applications. Contact us today and we’ll put you in contact with a member of our sales team!