The use of plastics in the manufacture of components and parts for power generation equipment has expanded with the development of new composites and engineered plastics. Plastics provide superior insulation for electrical currents, moisture and corrosion resistance, arc and flame resistance and high wear performance, making them ideal materials for use in power generation equipment. New composites and engineered materials provide increased strength without corresponding increases in weight and increased vibration resistance.
These advanced plastics are ideal for use in alternative energy applications such as:
- Wind and tide turbines
- Hydroelectric equipment
- Thermoelectric equipment
- Nuclear equipment
As a result, the use of plastics in power generation equipment is for components as diverse as gears, connectors and turbine or windmill blades. Nationwide Plastics has been a leading distributor of mechanical and engineered plastics to the power generation and transmission industries. Nationwide offers custom manufacturing services and can manufacture your plastic part or component in our fully equipped machine and fabrication shop. We manufacture only plastic parts and have the expertise to manufacture the large parts required for new, emerging applications.