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Plastic Elevator Solutions


The Trusted Name in Jack Liners

Laird Plastics provides high quality products used in the installation of elevators. Most popular among them is Jack-IT, a PVC-blend elevator hydraulic jack liner. It is an alternative to PVC Pipe in new and retrofit hydraulic elevator jack installation. The Jack-IT can eliminate costly downtime, re-drilling and labor costs. Installation is quick, easy and environmentally safe.


The Jack-IT is impervious to chemicals. The material is non-conductive PVC/PEU which protects from corrosion due to galvanic or electrolytic action.

Quick, Easy Installation

The material is thin, flexible, light weight and custom- made to fit each jack size. The Jack-IT design makes installation quick, easy and environmentally safe.

Environmentally Safe

Developed for use as a containment liner for the Petro- chemical industry, the PVC material is adept at prevent- ing oils and other contaminents from leaking out.

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Premium NyLift Sheaves

Laird Plastics offers deflection sheaves machined from high-performance engineering polymers. These sheaves are made from a cast form of polyamide commonly known as Nylon 6. Nylon sheaves have been used for decades throughout a variety of industries including Construction Cranes & Heavy Equipment and the Elevator & Escalator Industries.

We use special molds to cast the sheave. We then machine the material to the proper outside diameter. Groove, Hub, Pitch dimensions, etc. to create sheaves that fit and perform properly to your job specifications.

The advantages of plastic sheaves include:

  • Considerably lighter: Less than 1/7th the weight of metal
    • Can reduce the cost of the drive system
    • Safer and easier installation
    • Decreases overall load & support-structure requirements
  • Extreme rigidity, hardness and impact resistance
  • Reduced vibration providing a quieter ride
  • Increased rope life due to reducing maintenance and replacement costs

You can find the approval for plastic sheaves in the ASME A17.1-2010/CSA B44-10 Paragraph 2.24.2.

Other products

Let Laird Plastics help you transition from metal to plastic components. Plastic components reduce cost and weight while maintaining the strength and contributing to structural integrity. Plastic also significantly increases component life.


  • Wheels and Rollers
  • Bushings
  • Gears
  • Sprockets
  • Wear Pads
  • Wear Strips
  • Wear Elements


  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene(UHMW-PE)
  • Nylon (PA6)
  • Filled Nylons (PA6)
  • Bearing Grade Polyethylene terephthalate (PET-P)
  • Bearing Grade Polysulfone (PPS)
  • Polyamide-imide (Torlon)(PAI)
  • Bearing Grade Polyether ether ketone (PEEK)


  • Self -Lubricating: Cut cost and contamination from lubrication; lower coefficient of friction and extended wear life
  • Noise Reduction: Eliminate noise levels from metal on metal wear
  • Weight Reduction: 1/7 the weight of metals—reduce cost of drive systems
  • Electrical/Thermal Insulation: Inherently insulating—reduce use of expensive assemblies or coatings
  • Higher Temperature Resistance: Makes plastics applicable to areas once restricted to metals
  • Longer Wear Life: New materials minimize wear even at higher loads and line speeds
  • Longer life and higher performance = Improved productivity
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Address:                                        211 Sinclair Road
                                                        Bristol, PA 19007

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