Plastic. Words used to describe it include fantastic, durable, amazing, versatile, long-lasting and more. In a world where prices are skyrocketing, everyone is looking for solutions that are affordable and dependable. All of these words describe plastic and its capabilities. In fact, this is why we’ve successfully built an entire company on it.
In April we began pouring concrete for our all-new 36,000 square-foot expansion. This will now give our factory a total of 100,000 square feet! Over the past months we have seen substantial growth - only to realize we need more room! Although we keep over 100 million plastic fasteners in stock, we needed this expansion to keep up with the ongoing demand.
…Not gonna happen.
One reason Volt Industrial Plastics is NOT Volt Industrial Metals is simply because we want to create products that are strong, yet very affordable for our customers. When comparing plastic to metal, the cost involved from manufacturing to the sales counter is tremendously lower. Plastic fasteners and other plastic products can be easily produced and done so in larger quantities than metal. This is why plastic is used in construction more than ever. Plastic-to-metal conversion can result in savings of 25-50%.
Another factor to consider is the design possibilities with plastic. Plastic can be color matched, providing the option of color coordinating your fasteners with your brand/logo and more! Plastic also offers strength and flexibility at the same time. For example, the large plastic sliding compartment doors in shipping containers provide the same strength and rigidity as metal but with a much lower weight, making them considerably easier to move.
Plastic is also corrosion resistant, non conductive, UV resistant, and doesn't break down over time like metal. It can also last up to six times longer than metal in most cases. For this reason alone, plastic wins the fight!
Volt utilizes plastic material for many reasons. The process of manufacturing specific fasteners to spec is not only repeatable, but predictable. This provides the customer with the exact fastener they need each and every time. Using plastic also results in faster manufacturing times, lower packaging and shipping costs and more! Volt's plastic fasteners are also American Made, so no worries of delays and lead times.
Volt is growing! We also have the technology and expertise to provide you with the perfect plastic fasteners you need. Visit our site to learn more about our capabilities and all the different parts and pieces we offer! And yes - they are all plastic!