How Plastics Are Used in Alternative EnergiesFrom batteries to windmills to utility line poles
Plastics in the utility industry
Even before the growth of renewable energy markets, industrial plastics have been widely used in the electrical utility industry. Polymers are put to work in electrical poles to replace aging wood, as well as in electrical cables, where they replace steel cores. The benefits of plastic in the electrical industry also make it a highly advantageous material for alternative energy industries.
- High strength-to-weight ratio
- Superior durability and reliability when compared to treated wood
- It does not rot or grow mold and mildew
- Corrosion resistance
- Manufactured with a low coefficient of variation Long life cycle and low maintenance
- Superior durability, high reliability
Alternative energy: plastic battery components
Batteries are a large part of renewable energy technology. Whether we’re talking about electric cars or wind turbines, the electricity consumed or produced is stored using batteries. Given its high strength, corrosion resistant, and low wear properties, plastics are ideal for use in a variety of battery components.
At Aztec Plastic, we use injection molding to create plastic battery boxes, covers, vents, containers, handles, bushings, and more for cars, boats, and stationary batteries for commercial facilities. Our plastic injection molded battery housings can be manufactured to exact specifications at a lower production cost than metal counterparts. We also provide secondary services like machining, grinding, 3D printing, and 3D prototyping to handle the entire battery project in house.