Engineered Plastics for Furniture
Sterling supplies plastics that are widely used in the furniture industry due to their versatility, durability, ease of maintenance, and ability to be molded into various shapes and forms.
Some common ways in which plastics can be used in the furniture industry:
Chairs and Seating: Plastic is a popular material for manufacturing chairs, stools, and other seating furniture. It can be molded into ergonomic shapes and is available in a wide range of colors and styles. Stackable plastic chairs are common in commercial settings due to their convenience.
Tables: Plastic tables are lightweight, durable, and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. They come in various sizes and shapes, including folding tables, picnic tables, and coffee tables.
Shelving and Storage: Plastic is used for making shelves, storage bins, and modular storage units. These pieces are often lightweight and easy to assemble. Plastic storage bins are commonly used for organizing items in homes, offices, and warehouses.
Cabinets and Drawers: Some furniture pieces, especially those designed for bathrooms and kitchens, use plastic for cabinet doors and drawers. Plastic surfaces are easy to clean and resist moisture and stains.
Outdoor Furniture: Plastic is a popular choice for outdoor furniture, including patio chairs, tables, and loungers. It is resistant to the elements, does not corrode, and is easy to clean.
Children’s Furniture: Plastic is commonly used for children’s furniture due to its safety and durability. Items like high chairs, play tables, and toy storage are often made from plastic materials.
Laminates and Veneers: Decorative plastic laminates and veneers are used to add color, texture, and design to furniture surfaces. They are often applied to particleboard or MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard) substrates.
Casters and Glides: Plastic casters and glides are used on the bottom of furniture legs to allow for easy mobility and floor protection. They are commonly found on chairs and tables.
Upholstery: While the frame of furniture may be made of other materials, plastics are sometimes used in the upholstery, such as in the form of foam padding or cushioning.
Modular Furniture: Many modular furniture systems, including office workstations and home storage units, incorporate plastic components for flexibility and customization.
Lighting Fixtures: Some furniture pieces, like modern lamps and light fixtures, feature plastic components for diffusing and shaping light.
Design and Decorative Elements: Plastics can be used to create decorative elements such as trim, moldings, and ornamentation on furniture pieces.
Furniture Hardware: Plastic knobs, handles, and hinges are used as hardware components for cabinets, drawers, and doors.
Transparent Furniture: Clear plastics like acrylic and polycarbonate are used to create transparent furniture items like chairs and tables, adding a modern and minimalist look.
Custom Furniture: 3D printing and other advanced manufacturing techniques allow for the creation of custom plastic furniture pieces designed to meet specific needs and aesthetics.
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