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The Plastics Advantage in Transportation

Posted by McClarin Plastics on Sep 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM


Heavy-duty trucks and buses are the backbone of the transportation industry. McClarin Plastics has been working with your industry and your top equipment to create custom manufactured parts that provide a wide variety of benefits.

JERRDANWith a focus on plastics and custom development, McClarin is able to consistently deliver high value-added services that provide our transportation partners with on-time delivery of high-quality components—all while helping to reduce costs.

We Know Transportation

Custom manufactured parts that will save customers money and help to consistently deliver mission-critical elements requires vast industry knowledge. McClarin Plastics has worked with industry professionals to manufacture replacements, custom equipment, and high-volume orders.

Our staff of expert technicians provides a comprehensive design service no matter how you handle transport. Thermoformed, reaction injection molded (RIM), and fiberglass-reinforced plastic components can protect your equipment.

Whether you need a new engine cover, are looking to replace your airline seating elements, or want to improve your transit rail cars, McClarin has the experience you need for a better component.

Choosing Plastic for Trucking

gilligbus_300x200-1The trucking and transportation world is continuing to turn to plastics because of the cost savings. There are many different ways plastics have proven themselves, but some of the best for your bottom line include:

  • Weight reduction. Improve your fuel economy with a lighter load. Whether the market is up or down, you’ll save on that one expense you can never escape: fuel.
  • Impact resistance. Plastics can take blows and keep going. You’ll see reductions in maintenance cost and often a cheaper cost if you need to replace parts.
  • Improved corrosion resistance. Because plastic doesn’t rust, you’re saving your trucking equipment from the most common on-the-job type of corrosion.
  • Color application savings. Remove the need to paint and repaint areas that have wear or take up a large section of your equipment. With plastics, color is integrated. Say goodbye to scratches that ruin your look.

These are just a few of the top elements that can improve your products by switching to plastics. Our experts recommend TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) that can withstand a wide range of temperatures, impacts and more.

As a partner throughout the manufacturing process, McClarin has continually added value to our customer’s equipment and improved their bottom line, and we can do the same for you. Contact us today for more information.

Topics: transportation