Equipment used in the mining industry must operate in harsh environments while moving and aggregating bulk materials.  In addition, many mining operations run continuously, making breakdowns and slowdowns costly.  Plastics are the ideal material for mining equipment components and parts due to their high wear, high impact and high temperature resistance properties.  Components manufactured from plastic materials can withstand the harsh environments and continue to operate at peak performance during continuous operations.  As their resistance to corrosion and water allow them to perform better than comparable metal materials, they are preferred materials for mining processes that require the use of water for sifting, cutting or cleaning.

Plastic components are used in motors and parts that require frictionless movement, such as:

  • Shafts
  • Hydraulic sleeves
  • Bearings
  • Gears

Heavy duty plastics are used for:

  • Linings
  • Conveyors
  • Bins
  • Hoppers
  • Guards
  • Rails
  • Vibrators

These plastics are able to handle large, heavy materials, such as coal, metals and sludge without corroding, breaking or cracking.  Plastics’ high temperature resistance allows these products to perform well in temperature extremes, whether due to the environment or processing conditions. Nationwide Plastics offers a complete line of plastics materials for the mining industry. As a leading distributor of engineered and mechanical plastics, we can assist you in selecting the best material for your application from our full inventory of plastic compounds.  Whether you are sourcing material for a conveyor belt, rail guard or gear, our staff can provide the material you need.