Made To Spec
Performance Slip Agents
Bags Sheeting &
LDPE (Low Density Polyethelyne)
This is the most Widely used of all polyethylene due to High Puncture Resistance and Elasticity. It is Weather Proof and demonstrates good chemical resistance with clarity being Translucent to Opaque in nature. EX: Trash liners, Pallet Covers, Bin Liners
HDPE (High Density Polyethelyne)
This form of poly demonstrates excellent tensile strength (maximum stress before failure) yet offers lower elasticity. Also weather proof with good chemical resistance and is translucent but never clear. EX: Grocery bags - thin and
able to withstand increased load.
Linear (LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethelyne)
The characteristics and traits are the same as LDPE with far greater Impact Strength, and Elasticity. Varieties using Metallocene (mPE) resins offer superior clarity and the ability to down-gauge thus offering additional warehouse space and capital savings.
When a plastic (polyethylene) product is chosen by a manufacturer, minimally it is meeting the demand of the product being packaged. That could be keeping moisture out, keeping freshness in, or protecting from damage. Indirectly it then becomes the most energy efficient packaging choice and for this reason alone it has done its job for the environment.
“Whether it subsequently goes to be recycled, or is used to generate energy, is of less importance than the overall efficient use of resources. Some materials can reduce their overall burden by being recycled; others (such as light weight mixed material packs) allow goods to be distributed with far fewer trucks but may then not be worth recycling. We burn over 90% of fossil fuel energy directly for transport - we use less than 4% of that fuel for plastics and by doing so often save on transport energy. In effect, we can get double the value out of the oil used for plastics packaging by using it first to protect goods and then by recovering energy from it at the end of its useful life.”