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For two hundred years, Syracuse, New York served as a major crossroads between the Erie Canal and its branches, as well as the railway network. The city also sits on the intersection of interstates 81 and 90. And the airport is the largest in the region.

Syracuse Plastics Provider

With so many transportation industries in the area, Polymershapes is proud to be a premier Syracuse plastics provider. In the last few decades, the introduction of plastics into cars, watercraft and aviation has revolutionized the manufacturing processes within these industries. And with over 70 years of experience as a trusted plastics provider, Polymershapes offers products that can lessen costs while increasing durability and effectiveness.


The Erie Canal was constructed to create a navigable water route spanning from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world and greatly impacted the development and economy of NYC.

Whether creating small sailboats or enormous liners, plastics have played an important role in creating lighter, more durable watercraft. The development of plastic material that is resistant to ultraviolet light, saltwater and corrosion significantly improves the longevity of boats that are exposed to harsh marine environments. Polymershape’s watercraft plastics are tough, lightweight, resistant to weathering, and much more.


Today, over 50% of a modern car is comprised of plastic materials, and it only accounts for 10% of the overall weight. A lighter car requires less fuel to power, which cuts down on fuel costs. But that’s not the only reason plastics have become so popular in the automotive industry. The material is also more customizable, easier to fabricate and doesn’t rust like metal. Plastics can be used in everything from fuel tanks and fluid lines to touch screens and carpet fibers.


Like automobiles, airplanes can benefit from using plastics by decreasing a reliance on fuel. Reducing the weight of a plane by a single pound can save 15,000 gallons of fuel annually. Most plastics are also fully flame, toxicity and smoke resistant, can last longer than other materials, and require less maintenance. Cockpit visors, mirrors, beverage carts, cargo containers and more can be made from plastics, mostly because it’s also a more versatile material. Coming in a variety of colors, patterns and textures, it offers much more flexibility when it comes to design.

With a facility located in the city, Polymershapes is proud to be a trusted provider of Syracuse plastics.