5 Reasons Plastisol is Perfect for Playground Equipment
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The playground is more than a place to play. It’s where kids first learn to make friends, take risks, and let loose their imaginations. Plastisol, one of the most versatile metal coating technologies, helps to ensure that jungle gyms are as safe as they are fun. Here are a few of the reasons why Plastisol is the perfect industrial metal coating for playground equipment of all shapes and sizes.
1. Impressive Durability
Playground equipment takes a beating. It requires metal coating technologies that can withstand years of stomping, kicking, scraping, and whatever else kids can throw at it. Plastisol plastic coating holds up to this barrage while being safe for children to explore.
2. Colour Customization
While we typically work with black and white here at Plastico, it’s possible to dye plastic coatings just about any colour of the rainbow. This customization lets you build a playground that matches the surrounding neighbourhood and invokes the imagination of all those who see it.
We experience the full spectrum of nasty weather here in Canada, from wicked windstorms to massive blizzards. This, combined with constant use by curious kids, puts a lot of strain on outdoor playground equipment.
Fortunately, Plastisol is made to handle the worst of our Canadian weather. The coating provides a barrier against rust and corrosion for longer than a coat of paint.
Public parks are a haven for families who are looking to enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, parks can also be a haven for vandals. Graffiti can be an expensive (and annoying) problem, and playground equipment is no stranger to the spray paint’s wrath.
Plastic coating can’t solve this problem, but it can help to reduce the cost. It is possible to remove graffiti from plastic-coated playground equipment, eliminating the need to re-paint whenever a vandal chooses it as a canvas.
Like all outdoor fixtures, playground equipment requires ongoing maintenance to look and perform at its best. Maintenance can be a significant expense for school boards and municipalities. It’s also an inconvenience to its users; no child wants to encounter a barrier and a “Wet Paint” sign when they go to the park.
No coating lasts forever. Plastisol is no exception. However, its superior durability and resistance to the elements will reduce the cost of maintaining the metal components of playground equipment compared to painted or bare parts.
Our Experience Coating Playground Equipment
Plastico first stepped into the arena of playground equipment back in 2016 when we partnered with a local outdoor recreation equipment company. Together, we worked to build a Plastisol coating line that could handle their large products. Now, we’re responsible for processing their entire inventory of stairs, bases, and other metal components for playground equipment. We’re thrilled to play a part in bringing safe, fun playgrounds to school boards and cities across North America!
Wondering what else we can do? Plastico is an industry leader for industrial metal coating, and we’re ready to answer any questions you may have about our services. Contact us today!
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