Home to Mickey Mouse, an Island of Adventure and even Harry Potter World, Orlando, Florida is nicknamed “The Theme Park Capital of the World” for good reason. In 2016, tourist attractions like Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios drew in over 72 million visitors to the area. The Orlando airport is considered the 13th busiest airport in the United States, and the 29th busiest in the world.
Orlando Plastics Provider
Polymershapes has been a premier provider of plastics and innovative solutions for over seventy years. When it comes to running one of the busiest airports in the nation, it’s important to ensure that your aircraft is running at peak performance. With a facility in the area, Polymershapes is proud to provide exceptional Orlando plastics to a bustling industry: aerospace.
Like most transportation vehicles, there are plenty of reasons that making the switch from metal to plastic will benefit both the creator and the consumer of cars, buses, RVs and airplanes. The most important being the comparable weight of the two materials. In comparison, plastics weigh much less than metals, which utilizes less fuel to power. By lessening the weight of an aircraft by one pound, it can save over 15,000 gallons of fuel annually. Unlike metal, plastic doesn’t rust, requires less maintenance and is easier to fabricate. And because it comes in a variety of colors, textures and patterns, plastics offer more design flexibility.
Plastics can also be used in a variety of applications both inside and outside of the aircraft. From cargo containers, nose cones, dashboard enclosures and cockpit visors to mirrors, light lenses, window reveals and even beverage carts, plastics can be applied in a wide breadth of uses.
When an economy like Orlando’s is so bolstered by a thriving tourism industry, it’s important to embrace modern applications of superior materials in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Polymershapes is proud to be a premier Orlando plastics provider and usher the aerospace industry into the future.