Elkhart, Indiana is located 110 miles east of Chicago and 150 miles north of Indianapolis. The city is best known for two industries: recreational vehicles and musical instruments, which coined the nicknames “RV Capital of the World” and “Band Instrument Capital of the World.” With one of our stocking facilities located within the city, Polymershapes is proud to be a provider of Elkhart plastics.
Recreational Vehicle Plastics
Although it may not be a well-known fact, the use of plastics in automobiles has increased substantially within the last few decades. In a typical car, over 50% of materials used to manufacture the car are plastic, but they only account for 10% of the weight. The demanding transportation applications of recreational vehicles also benefit greatly from the improved light weight of plastics. And the plastics solutions from Polymershapes are being used in everything from the RV’s mechanical parts to the external applications, making modern RV’s much safer and more comfortable.
A lighter vehicle requires less fuel to power, which is an attractive attribute to any consumer looking to cut costs at the pump. But plastic doesn’t just weigh less than metal. It’s also strong enough for structural applications, while still offering enough design flexibility to meet a wide variety of aesthetic needs. Unlike metal, plastic doesn’t rust and comes in a selection of different colors, patterns and textures. In most cases, plastics are also readily recyclable, and can help your business lessen your environmental footprint.
When it comes to recreational vehicle manufacturing, plastics can be used for a variety of applications. From windshields and body panels to hinge pins, wear pads and lighting covers, plastics from Polymershapes virtually beat out every other traditional material.
As a premier Elkhart plastics provider, Polymershapes is proud to be a part of a vibrant and growing community. From our exceptional products to our fabrication and recycling services, we keep our customers’ best interest in mind in everything we do!