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A synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, etc., that can be molded into shape while soft and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form.

There are 8 different plastic categories, which are broken down further below. Please identify the plastic that you require below:

 

Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET

PET is a highly valued packaging material because it is strong yet lightweight, non-reactive, economical, and shatterproof. PET's safety for food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical and medical applications is recognized by health authorities around the world.

High Density Polyethylene

HDPE

Flexible, translucent / waxy, weatherproof, good low temperature toughness (to -60'C), easy to process by most methods, low cost, good chemical resistance.

Low Density Polyethylene

LDPE

Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is a very flexible material with very unique flow properties that makes it particularly suitable to plastic film applications like shopping bags. LDPE has high ductility but low tensile strength which is evident in the real world by its propensity to stretch when strained.

Low Linear Density Polyethylene

LLDPE

Globally, around 80% of LLDPE goes into film applications such as food and non-food packaging, shrink/stretch film and non-packaging uses. The trend in food packaging films is towards high performance film structures that are less permeable to increase shelf life and enhance flavours.

Polyvinyl Chloride

PVC

PVC is a thermoplastic made of 57% chlorine (derived from industrial grade salt) and 43% carbon (derived predominantly from oil / gas via ethylene). It is less dependent than other polymers on crude oil or natural gas, which are non-renewable, and hence can be regarded as a natural resource saving plastic, in contrast to plastics such as PE, PP, PET and PS, which are totally dependent on oil or gas. This chlorine gives to PVC excellent fire resistance.

Polypropylene

PP

POLYPROPYLENE (PP) is a Polyolefin and a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications including packaging and labeling, textiles (e.g., ropes, thermal underwear and carpets), stationery, plastic parts and reusable containers of various types, laboratory equipment, loudspeakers, automotive components, and polymer banknotes.

Polystyrene

PS

Polystyrene is easy to process, has a nice gloss and it is still the most preferred material for thermoforming. The most well known polystyrene application is yoghurt cups. There are 3 main categories of Polystyrene, namely GPPS (General Purpose Polystyrene), HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene), and EPS (Expanded Polystyrene).

Other Plastics


Other plastic resins, such as Acrylic, Nylon, Polycarbonate, PBT, etc and multilayer combinations of different plastics.

Paper collected for recycling is sorted, graded and taken to a paper mill. From here, pulp is created and then screened, cleaned and turned into new paper.

 

Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET

PET is a highly valued packaging material because it is strong yet lightweight, non-reactive, economical, and shatterproof. PET's safety for food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical and medical applications is recognized by health authorities around the world.

High Density Polyethylene

HDPE

Flexible, translucent / waxy, weatherproof, good low temperature toughness (to -60'C), easy to process by most methods, low cost, good chemical resistance.

Low Density Polyethylene

LDPE

Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is a very flexible material with very unique flow properties that makes it particularly suitable to plastic film applications like shopping bags. LDPE has high ductility but low tensile strength which is evident in the real world by its propensity to stretch when strained.

Low Linear Density Polyethylene

LLDPE

Globally, around 80% of LLDPE goes into film applications such as food and non-food packaging, shrink/stretch film and non-packaging uses. The trend in food packaging films is towards high performance film structures that are less permeable to increase shelf life and enhance flavours.

Polyvinyl Chloride

PVC

PVC is a thermoplastic made of 57% chlorine (derived from industrial grade salt) and 43% carbon (derived predominantly from oil / gas via ethylene). It is less dependent than other polymers on crude oil or natural gas, which are non-renewable, and hence can be regarded as a natural resource saving plastic, in contrast to plastics such as PE, PP, PET and PS, which are totally dependent on oil or gas. This chlorine gives to PVC excellent fire resistance.

Polypropylene

PP

POLYPROPYLENE (PP) is a Polyolefin and a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications including packaging and labeling, textiles (e.g., ropes, thermal underwear and carpets), stationery, plastic parts and reusable containers of various types, laboratory equipment, loudspeakers, automotive components, and polymer banknotes.

Polystyrene

PS

Polystyrene is easy to process, has a nice gloss and it is still the most preferred material for thermoforming. The most well known polystyrene application is yoghurt cups. There are 3 main categories of Polystyrene, namely GPPS (General Purpose Polystyrene), HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene), and EPS (Expanded Polystyrene).

Other Plastics


Other plastic resins, such as Acrylic, Nylon, Polycarbonate, PBT, etc and multilayer combinations of different plastics.