A small specialized mechanical device
You figure out how to make your widget from this new plastic.
Your widget is now more technologically advanced.
The enemy has a widget too, the D2001.
(Not to mention the fact that, if the stuff all hits the fan, widget factories like yours would almost certainly be marked with bull's-eyes on the enemy's aerial bombing maps.)
They are able to produce widgets for ten cents, putting the Dollar Widget Company (with its unfortunate name) out of business.