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Alternative energy is an increasingly popular means of powering our world, as we look for more sustainable and environmentally-friendly ways to meet our energy needs. Plastic products play an important role in alternative energy production, as they are often used in the manufacturing of solar panels and wind turbine blades. Polymers such as polyvinyl butyral (PVB) are commonly used in the production of solar panels, where they are used as encapsulants and backsheet materials to protect the solar cells from moisture and environmental damage. Similarly, plastics such as fiberglass and carbon fiber-reinforced composites are commonly used in the construction of wind turbine blades, due to their lightweight and high-strength properties. The use of plastic products in alternative energy production has allowed for more efficient and cost-effective methods of harnessing renewable energy sources, helping to reduce our dependence on non-renewable resources and decrease our impact on the environment.


  • Lightweight and high-strength properties
  • Harness renewable energy sources
  • Reduced maintenance effort and lower running costs
  • Reduction in time to market


About Laird Plastics
Plastics have revolutionized the world, enabling our society to enjoy the benefits of products that are safer, lighter, stronger, cheaper and more practical than traditional materials. Laird Plastics has been a leading distributor of plastic sheets, rods, films, and more for over 70 years, adapting along the way to new markets and innovations as the industry continues to modernize.

Operating with a network of over 50 distribution centers across North America and partnering with the industry’s leading manufacturers, Laird Plastics takes a unique, decentralized approach to the distribution business model and offers an extensive and specialized array of plastic materials. Laird Plastics stocks high-performance acrylics and polycarbonates, solutions to support their primary specialty, the sign and graphics industry, including foam boards, styrene, polypropylene, and vinyl banners, as well as mechanical and engineering materials such as UHMW, LDPE, HDPE, nylons, and acetals.