HDPE is an ideal material for food and beverage containers due to its lightweight and high strength properties. This allows millions of products to be produced and transported in an economical manner like milk jugs and fresh juice.
Unaffected by common chemicals, solvents and acids, HDPE is also used for personal care products, laundry detergents, shampoo and conditioner, oils, cleaning products, car cleaning products, creams, lotions, soaps, paints and glue.
Commercially HDPE is a type of plastic that offers a full range of marketing opportunities, with the option to print directly onto the material. Innovative use of blow moulding techniques offer a range of plastic bottle shapes that allow brands to stand out on the shelf.As more recycled HDPE is introduced into the market, brands can also fulfil their green credentials without radically changing their designs.
The UV and impact resistant properties of HDPE make it an ideal use for toy manufacturers ensuring durability and that their products' vibrant colours are not affected by the sun’s damaging and discolouring rays.
HDPE is also weather resistant to mould, mildew, rotting and naturally occurring chemicals found in soil so is often used in the manufacture of recycling bins and HDPE pipes.