The transportation equipment manufacturing industry includes products utilized to create and facilitate the transportation of goods and services. Applications include mechanical applications, such as conveyor belt rollers, bushings and plates, graphical applications such as safety signage, and see-through applications such as machinery guards.
The automotive industry is always searching for higher strength materials that are lightweight and easy to fabricate. Plastics can provide cost- effective solutions to many difficult automotive applications. Some of the newer high-performance plastics can withstand the high temperatures of engine compartments and maintain excellent resistance to combustion products and solvents. Composite materials are strong, wear-resistant, and can handle high loads and impact. Some plastics can be metal-plated for decorative components where appearance is a premium.
Materials used in Transportation equipment and manufacturing are often lightweight, high temperature and impact resistant, and include materials such as ABS, Kydex, and Polycarbonate.