Construction & Maintenance

Construction & Maintenance

About Construction & Maintenance Plastics

Plastics are becoming an increasingly popular choice for construction and maintenance projects. Not only are they cost-effective, they are also much more durable than traditional materials like wood or metal. Recycled plastic lumber, for example, is a great replacement for wood in outdoor structures like decks and fences. Polycarbonate is another popular choice for construction and maintenance. It is known as the “Strongest Thermoplastic” and is perfect for replacing glass or metal in areas that need to be durable and shatterproof. Plastics are also great for areas that are constantly exposed to the elements. They are lightweight, waterproof, and highly resistant to corrosion. This makes them the perfect choice for maintenance projects such as replacements of pipes and other fixtures. With so many advantages, it’s no wonder that plastics are becoming the material of choice for construction and maintenance projects.


  • Commercial, institutional and residential greenhouses
  • Entryway canopies
  • Piping
  • Furniture, benches and tables
  • Barrier, protective and reflective films
  • Corner guards and run rails
  • Bus shelters, specialty enclosures
  • Carports
  • Sloped and curved glazing
  • Skylights
  • Sound barriers
  • Caulking and sealants
  • Security windows, hurricane glazing and shutters
  • Wiring jacketing
  • Bearing pads


  • Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC)
  • Acrylic (PMMA)
  • Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE)
  • Fiber-Reinforced Plastic (FRP)
  • Polycarbonate (PC), including Multiwall
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETG)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • PVC/Acrylic Alloy (PMMA)
  • Polyolefin Alloy (PO)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polyvinyl Flouride (PVC)
  • Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA)

Advantages May Include

  • Lightweight for faster and safer installation
  • High impact strength
  • Hailstone and hurricane resistant
  • Lighter than glass
  • Lower freight costs than heavier materials
  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Easy to fabricate, including on-site fabrication
  • Building code approved
  • Fire resistant; does not give off toxic gasses
  • Transparent/high light transmission
  • Energy efficient; excellent thermal insulation properties

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