Polythylene (PE), also known polythene, is the most common type of plastic used by everyone in their everyday lives. Today polythene has unlimited uses and it is a real asset in the material industry. PE is processed into different types. There is the soft, the hard and the flexible varieties. This material is almost unbreakable, it is recyclable, it resists caustic materials and it is environmental friendly. It can also withstand different temperatures and it is very reliable for any use. The following are some of the manufactured types of PE and their uses.
Polyethylene foam (PE foam)
PE foam has very many uses. It is often used to package and transport goods from the manufacturers to the customers. This material is preferred to others due to its availability and low cost of purchasing it. Different shapes for different goods can be achieved when processing the material. Many choose PE foam because it can protect goods from water and moisture and can cushion very delicate goods.
Foam is the preferred material used to make seats because it is comfortable and very flexible unlike other materials.
ESD boxes have numerous applications. They help in storage and protecting sensitive devices. The different applications of ESD boxes include safe bins, which are often used for household storage and organization. Conductive Corrugated totes, bins and in-plant handlers are perfect for transportation.
ESD-safe bottles can be used to hold liquids like beverages and other solvents hence avoiding spills or leakages. ESD-safe trash cans are best for the office, classrooms and homes. They help in managing waste and keeping the environment clean.
PE sheets are often used to protect, cover and decorate objects. They are very flexible and can be folded or wrapped around different objects. The sheets are of different quality, thickness and colors. Farmers use PE sheets in the form pipes while construction companies use them to decorate wooden poles .The sheets can also make floors and floor coverings for home decorations.
Other items made out of Polypropylene
PE is the main component that makes very many items we use in our everyday lives. It is used in making electronics like computers, TVs and cell phones. It is also used in making certain protective materials including: protective clothing, face masks, footwear and helmets.
It is evident that PE is very important in the current world. Since its invention, it has provided numerous innovations that are useful to everyone. More innovations are being made to provide more safe and environmental friendly materials in future.