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The Advantages of Aluminum Hardware Brackets over Plastic

Advantages of Aluminum Hardware Brackets over Plastic:


  • Plastic is an insulator, while aluminum is electrically conductive. Plastic will need a special coating to achieve a similar result with aluminum (albeit inferior).
  • Plastic does not ground, thus it requires extra grounding metal straps. Aluminum, being a metal, is easily grounded.
  • Aluminum has a natural shield against RF and EMI, preventing radio frequency. Plastic does not block radio frequency.
  • Aluminum brackets are much stronger than plastic injection moldings.
  • Aluminum metal is stiff, while plastic injection moldings are too elastic for numerous applications.
  • Plastic molded parts do not do well for chrome plating.
  • Plastic can not obstruct electromagnetic emissions.
  • Plastic does not do well with many coatings, while aluminum brackets do better on the department.
  • Aluminum parts are stable, whereas plastic injection parts are not quite dimensionally stable.
  • Plastic molded parts do not do well in conditions of hot and humid temperatures. Aluminum hardware is more heat resistant.
  • One big problem with plastic is that they are not recyclable. Only less than 3% of the plastic will be recyclable. Nearly all metals, aluminum die castings in particular, are always readily recyclable.
  • Aluminum die castings are non-hazardous and pose no problems to the government.

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