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They are often used in conjunction with a plastic threaded fastener to distribute loads, prevent liquid leaks, relieve friction, isolate parts and prevent loosening in many different products, constructions and machinery. Read More…

Plastic Washers Plastic washers are small, round pieces of hardware that are shaped like thin disks with a hole in the middle.
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Mobile, AL  |  800-226-1134

We are accomplished plastic fabricators. The usability of our products is unmatched. We offer a plethora of secondary services for optional features. All of engineers are extremely thorough when creating these plastics. Your satisfaction is essential to us. You can count on us to give you exactly what you are looking for. Give us a call today to learn more information!

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Fort Wayne, IN  |  800-228-7716

At Park Plastic Products our main focus is manufacturing custom fabricated tanks from polypropylene and co-polymer. Chemical rinse tanks, dip tanks, anodizing tanks, tank liners, air purification tanks, drip pans and custom rolled polypropylene tanks are available to be built to your size and specifications.

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McSherrystown, PA  |  717-633-6333

SAY Plastics is a plastics processor specializing in OEM Thermoforming. Our state of the art facility, located in South Central Pennsylvania, houses the latest manufacturing technologies. From our computer controlled forming equipment and our vacuum molding capabilities, to our brand new high speed CNC Routers, SAY Plastics has the tools for your next project.

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Sheboygan, WI  |  800-776-7163

Experts in unique custom plastic extrusion products and complex secondary fabrications, Northland Plastics specializes in custom plastic profile extrusions such as extruded plastic tubing, rigid plastic profiles and flexible plastic profiles. Call Northland Plastics, Inc. for all your extrusion needs.

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Northland Plastics, Inc. $$$

New Milford, CT  |  860-354-0885

We are dedicated to bringing you the best plastic fabricating parts! Conlet Plastics’ over 40 years combined experience means new thinking applied to plastic fabrication to realize possibilities & assure best price, quality & on-time delivery.

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Conlet Plastics, Inc. $$$

Evansville, IN  |  800-467-6730

Thrust Industries is committed to quality in everything it does, from its technical knowledge to its customer service. As a leading plastic fabricator, the entire team at Thrust is devoted to developing high-quality solutions for your business and delivering them exactly when you need them. Thrust has served the needs of customers across the globe for over 3 decades— become one of them today.

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Washers are most often made of a metal material or rubber, but plastic is sometimes used for its low cost, high temperature resistance and wide design range. Plastic washers are very popular plastic products. Like all washers, those made of plastic have many different design configurations. While all are round with a hole in the middle, some have a hole pattern or teeth on their outer perimeter. Other specifications include inner and outer diameter, hardness, thickness, temperature resistance, material type and their strength against chemicals, water, abrasion and other stresses.

They are usually small and can be fabricated out of nylon, which is most common, as well as polyester, polycarbonate, polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene and PTFE. Plastic washers are simple pieces of hardware, but they are important components in many different applications within the construction, plumbing, building, automotive and manufacturing industries. Washers come in many different colors and thicknesses.

All plastic washers are fabricated in high volumes by the stamping process. They are formed by a large, powerful mechanical press that is able to put out high cycles in a short time. Washers are made either to custom specifications or in standard sizes. Plastic stamping facilities that fabricate washers often have an extensive library of existing dies to choose from, so new configurations are less common. Since most washers are flat, they are made from large sheets of plastic.

Stamping presses have three main components: a frame, bolster plate and ram. The process is simple and takes seconds to produce hundreds of washers. First, the plastic sheet is tightly clamped down to the plate. Then, the metal die is attached to the ram. The ram, which is very heavy, then forces itself down on the plastic sheet with a great amount of force to cut out the washer design.

It can often perform up to 400 strokes a minute and produce hundreds of thousands of washers per day. This technique produces a large amount of extra plastic waste cut outs. However, these are almost always recyclable and used to fabricate more plastic sheets.

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