The use of plastics in agricultural applications has exploded in the past 20 years. Developments in plastic compounds and composites have led to their use in the cultivation of agricultural products as well as for an expanding number of components and parts in processing equipment. Plastic sheets and films are used for crop covers and tunnels to protect crops from harmful UV light, weeds and bugs, conserve water and allow for year-long growing. Plastics are extremely lightweight, allowing easy installation, care, and handling. Their insulating properties are ideal for irrigation equipment, and helps enhance overall product flow to reduce "carry-back" product damage and minimal sticking. Plastic mulches protect soil and provide an improved environment for growing. Many of the new plastics are degradable, benefiting the environment by reducing waste.
Plastics continue to be a versatile material for components and parts in agricultural equipment:
- Plastic tubing, pipe and components are widely used in irrigation equipment due to the material’s resistance to water, heat and corrosion and its high wear performance.
- Plastics are also used for a number of components in agricultural machinery and handling equipment, including bins, liners, chutes, hoppers, gears, rollers, augers, guards and tanks.
We offer a variety of engineered and mechanical plastic materials to optimize your agricultural machinery:
As a leading distributor of mechanical and engineered plastics materials for over 40 years, Nationwide Plastics offers a complete line of plastics materials for the agricultural industry.
We keep abreast of the advancements in the industry and can assist you in selecting the best material for your application from our inventory of advanced composites and modern plastic compounds.
We offer custom manufacturing services and can manufacture your plastic part or component in our fully equipped machine shop and fabrication facility. We specialize in machining and fabricating plastic parts, and have the expertise to manufacture the large parts required for industrial agricultural applications.
We are proud of our reputation for providing defect-free products and services, on time, every time. Our staff will work with you to make sure that the material you purchase is the best material for your application and that it is delivered to you when you need it and how you need it. Whether you are purchasing cut sheets, tube or pipe or a machined-finished product, our commitment to you is to provide the exact product you need for your application.
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