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Building and Construction

Maximize natural light without compromising material strength, energy savings or design possibilities with plastics in building applications.

Environmental and Safety

Considering the total carbon footprint, including costs of raw materials, manufacture, transport, fabricate, install, maintain, plastics compare favorably with more traditional materials. Also, plastics are safer to handle and install. When you consider that most plastics are readily recyclable, they can become the most environmentally responsible and safest choice for many demanding building and construction applications.


  • Commercial, institutional and
  • residential greenhouses
  • Entryway canopies
  • Bus shelters, specialty enclosures
  • Carports
  • Sloped and curved glazing
  • Skylights
  • Security windows, hurricane glazing and
  • shutters
  • Sound barriers
  • Interior partitions, room dividers
  • Lighting lenses, tubes and louvers
  • Mirrors
  • Furniture, benches and tables
  • Corner guards and run rails
  • Barrier, protective and reflective films
  • Caulking and sealants
  • Piping
  • Wiring jacketing
  • Bearing pads

Advantages May Include

  • Lightweight for faster and safer
  • installation
  • High impact strength
  • Hailstone and hurricane resistant
  • Lighter than glass
  • Lower freight costs than heavier
  • materials
  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Easy to fabricate, including onsite
  • fabrication
  • Building code approved
  • Fire resistant; does not give off toxic
  • gasses
  • UV resistant
  • Transparent/high light transmission
  • Wide range of color or tint options
  • Easy to decorate
  • Energy efficient; excellent thermal insulation
  • properties
  • Sustainable, can be recycled
  • Chemical resistance


  • Acrylic (PMMA)
  • Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC)
  • Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE)
  • Fiber-Reinforced Plastic (FRP)
  • Polycarbonate (PC), including multiwall
  • polycarbonate
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETG)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • PVC/Acrylic Alloy (PMMA)
  • Polyolefin Alloy (PO)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Recycled Plastic Lumber
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polyvinyl Flouride (PVC)
  • Polytetrafluroethylene (PTFE)
  • Perfluoroalkoxy