Equipment used in the petrochemical and oil drilling and exploration industries must be able to withstand the harsh conditions found in oilfields, offshore drilling rigs and petrochemical processing plants.
In these conditions, plastics outperform metals due to their:
- Resistance to high temperature
- Resistance to high pressure
- Resistance to corrosion
- Resistance to abrasion and wear
- Superior strength
Mechanical and engineered plastics are used to manufacture parts and components such as seals, connectors, bearings, structural components and protective equipment. These high performance materials, coupled with precision manufacturing, produce components with long life, low maintenance and economic cost.
For over 40 years, Nationwide Plastics has been a leading distributor of mechanical and engineered plastics to the petrochemical and oil exploration industries. Our staff has the knowledge and experience to assist you when selecting a material for your application, whether it’s a tank lining for a processing unit or a seal for a drilling unit.