Plastic washers are used in the manufacturing, construction, automobile, and other industries because of their affordability and properties. These washers are like other types with a disk shape and a hole in the middle and are used to distribute the load of a fastener.
Plastic, specifically nylon, is often used because it has a variety of applications due to its properties:
- Weather resistance
- Withstands high temperatures
- Vibration resistant
Common Plastic Types Used for Washers
Depending on your specific use, you will want to determine the right type of plastic for your washer.
Nylon: One of the most used plastics in the world because it is strong and is very wear-resistant, nylon can come into contact with a wide range of chemicals and acid without reacting.
Polyethylene: This plastic is flexible even at low temperatures. You can spot a polyethylene product because it floats in water. Use for corrosion resistance.
PTFE: This plastic can be used in temperatures between -100 degrees F to +400 degrees F. It is a popular choice because of the thermal and insulation properties.
Many companies choose plastic washers because of the affordability. Plastic is a low-cost material and the versatility of the washers make it a great choice for construction, compressor, material handling, and petrochemical projects. Money saved on washers can be spent on larger, more expensive parts of the machine or mechanism. Washers are very important for many projects because they ensure that fasteners and parts hold together despite vibration, materials passing through, etc.
Benefits of Choosing Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing
Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing is a leading supplier for OEM parts in the country. We’ve been a quality choice for parts for more than 100 years because we pay attention to the small details. We understand that it takes precise measurements and durable materials to produce exceptional results. We take pride in producing custom parts quickly and getting them out to the door, so you can continue your projects.