Advancements in engineered plastics and composites have revolutionized the aerospace industry. While plastics have been widely used in aircraft and defense components for decades, these new materials are being used in the manufacture of more components and parts, enabling advancements in speed, strength and functionality of the aircrafts and defense equipment. Many of the new composites are flexible enough to withstand sustained vibration, rigid and strong enough to support structures and cargo and light enough to provide optimal operation and fuel savings.  They are also resistant to corrosion, chemicals, smoke, and fire; all of which are necessary for safe and optimal aerospace applications. Both the new composites and existing mechanical plastics provide fuel savings, long product life, continued high performance and low maintenance for aerospace parts and components. They are less costly to manufacture than metal components and less expensive to operate as they are longer-lasting and easier to maintain.

As a plastics distributor for the aircraft, aerospace and defense industries, Nationwide Plastics offers an extensive inventory of composites, engineered and mechanical plastics. We work with the top manufacturers in the industry so that you can be assured that the plastics you purchase from us are the highest quality. Our staff will assist you in selecting the best material for your application, matching the properties needed for your application to the plastic materials available, whether it is a new composite or a traditional plastic material.

We offer sheet, rod, tube and film in the following materials:

  • aerospace plasticsFluoropolymers
  • ABS
  • Acetal copolymer
  • Delrin®
  • Nylon
  • Ertalyte® Pet-P
  • PTFE
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polypropylene
  • Phenolic
  • PMMA (Acrylic)
  • Polyimide
  • PEEK

Due to our extensive inventory and stocking warehouses located throughout the central and southeast states, our materials are available for same-day delivery. We offer same-day cutting services for all our products Custom Manufacturing

What can we do to provide you with a finished part?

Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest value for their products. Nationwide operates a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art machine shop that can manufacture custom parts for your aerospace, aircraft and defense application. We can manufacture parts of all sizes to your exact specifications, to the tightest tolerances. We specialize in manufacturing large parts and can machine and fabricate large structural parts, rotors and sheaves for cargo lifts. Our specialized machinery includes specialty CNC machines and lathes that can manufacture large parts, up to 5’ x 12’ and 86” OD on the lathe. We offer welding and fusing services to ensure the tightest bonds for your large parts.

Nationwide offers the following services:

Interested in machining and fabrication services?
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