Types of Plastic Used in Solent Plastics Products

Ever wondered what makes our products so durable and resistant to certain chemicals? Solent Plastics guarantees plastic storage boxes and containers that are manufactured using only top grade materials in various plastic derivatives .

Here, we explain the various plastics that are used and identify how each example serves a specific purposes based on the characteristics of its properties:

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

HDPE is a polyethylene thermoplastic that has a high strength-to-density ratio – giving plastic storage products impact resistance, durability, UV element resistance and protection against varying temperatures. This strong and low-risk translucent plastic is a top choice for reusable products because of its versatility and practicality.

Most of Solent Plastics’ products, such as our Pallet Boxes and Waterproof Plastic Cases, are made with HDPE – providing unbeatable protection against harsh elements and challenging environments.

Polypropylene (PP)

One of the safest plastic product materials, PP has micro plastic traces that do not disrupt or affect systems in the human body. Made to be environmentally-friendly, it is ideal for food storage purposes.

Our very own Open Fronted Euro Picking Plastic Containers are also strengthened by PP plastic – making them resistant to liquids and harmful chemicals.

Other Types of Plastics

Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

LDPE is another member of the thermoplastic family that is tough, flexible and able to withstand high temperatures. Widely used in food storage containers, this low-hazard plastic is commonly used in Solent Plastics’ food storage bins and opaque airtight boxes.

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

Suitable for one-time use only, this lightweight plastic can also be recycled into fabric or other non-durable products. PET is mostly used for water bottles, spread jars, cooking oil containers and more.

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)

EPS is a recyclable plastic that has good conductivity and mechanical insulation properties. Container manufacturers and other industries typically use this type of plastic for building insulation and product packaging because of its rigidity, toughness and low cost.

You know how good Solent Plastics’ products are! Call 01794 514478 and we will help you to choose your plastic containers more wisely – to perfectly suit your storage needs.