Plastics in construction applications include window lineals; PVC pipe; drainage pipe; irrigation pipe; corrugated pipe; siding; fencing; decking.

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FAQ: Construction


Once again, the biggest challenge related to coloring plastic building products is accurately matching the desired color in the specific product resin. Typical plastic resin types used in construction include  PE, PP, TPO, PVC, PC, ASA, ABS, POM, nylon, acrylic, and a variety of thermoplastic composites. 

It is critical to establish a partnership with your color and additives supplier early in the development process to achieve specific color and performance attributes. After determining the correct resin, your conversation may move to color selection. Typically, your supplier will have color sample chips or Pantone color charts to pinpoint the desired color for each plastic product or part.