7 Reasons to Use HDPE Packaging
HDPE stands for High Density Polyethylene and is part of a group of plastics in the polyethylene family that includes LDPE (low density), MDPE (medium density) and all other types of densities in between! We know that plastics are often seen as the "bad guys" of packaging, but when used and recycled correctly, HDPE plastics can be incredible!
Here are 7 reasons why HDPE should be on your short list of packaging materials.
1. It's light, but super strong!
What makes HDPE plastic one of the most popular plastics is that it is very strong compared to other plastics of similar weight. For example, the HDPE bottle itself weighs only 2 ounces, yet it can hold 2 gallons of milk!
2. Impact resistant.
HDPE is great for molding children's toys because it can withstand drops and bumps without suffering any major damage!
3. It has many applications.
Because of its strength and ductility, HDPE can be used in many different ways and for many different products, including.
● Children's toys
● Water pipes
● Beverage bottles
● Car fuel tanks
4. It is weatherproof.
In addition to being impact resistant, HDPE is weather resistant because it does not permeate rainwater, will not rust or corrode, and is also resistant to biological growth that could eventually break or split other materials. This is why it has been used as an effective material for outdoor piping for over 50 years.
5. Good temperature resistance.
Some HDPE plastics can withstand temperatures of up to 120 degrees Celsius for short periods of time! This means that the plastic will not lose its shape or structure when exposed to high temperatures or sunlight for long periods of time.
Aside from function, there are few features more important to today's consumers than recyclability. Fortunately, HDPE is one of the most recyclable plastic polymers available! If your products are packaged in HDPE and disposed of by the end consumer, you'll be happy to know that HDPE plastics are regularly collected by local councils in the UK. Once recycled, HDPE plastic products can be turned into ropes, bins, pipes and toys. It is more cost effective to make new products from recycled HDPE than to produce new plastic.
HDPE not only has all of these great properties, but it is also inexpensive because it is so common and used in so many different industries. At Fengyi, we have a large selection of HDPE Shopping Bags, Food Bags, Garbage Bags, Disposable Glove, Disposable Apron, sold at wholesale prices so you can get the best unit prices.