6 Benefits of Composite Plastics for Watertoys
We’ve told you before about some of the benefits of composite plastics in the construction of spray park equipment. When compared to other materials used by water park equipment manufacturers, especially steel, the benefits are undeniable.
Stronger Than Steel
Pound-for-pound, composite plastics are stronger than steel. For proof, you need look no further than the applications of composite plastics being used in car engines, rocket ships and underground water pipes. That strength comes from the two main materials that come together in composite plastics: fibers and resins. Fibers help to support weight while to resins help to distribute it across the the entire structure for additional strength.
Lighter Than Steel
The remarkable strength of composite plastics is even more remarkable considering its light weight. For water park equipment, the lighter weight offers many advantages. It’s faster and less costly to install composite plastic water park features. There is much more design flexibility due to less concern for the finished weight of the equipment. And equipment maintenance and replacement are easier due to the ease of removing and transporting the equipment.
More Weather Resistant Than Steel
Of course, your water park equipment is subject to all the ravages of everyday weather, from sizzling sun to freezing temperatures. Composite plastics will not fade or oxidize nearly as quickly as steel. Of course, you don’t have to worry about rust. And even water treatment chemicals like chlorine aren’t any match for their resilient finishes.
More Flexible Than Steel
The added flexibility of composite plastics lets designers create more imaginative, interactive and attractive water toys. For spray parks, that means more options for themes, and a higher level of customer satisfaction. And if you want to get really fancy, it’s much easier to adapt designs, or even customize designs, using equipment made of composite plastics.
Safer Than Steel
Composite plastics do not conduct electricity, which makes them safer to use where electric storms can strike suddenly. They also hold less of the sun’s heat, which makes them cooler to the touch. And there’s less chance of ‘pinch points’ in their designs due to the flexibility of composites.
Lasts Longer Than Steel
Their strength, lack of corrosion, and weather resistance, add up to make composite plastic water park features longer lasting than steel. That translates to lower maintenance and replacement costs.
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