You will probably come across HDPE or High-density polyethylene packaging every day in the form of toys, recycling bins, hard hats or even plastic bags, which makes it one of the most popular plastics around.
HDPE is an extremely versatile material used in many of our blow moulded products like our bottles and jerrycans, which are extremely popular within the food and industrial markets. The properties of HDPE mean that we can offer a wide range of UN Approved containers for the packaging of hazardous goods, as well as food and pharmaceutical products, many of which are produced and packaged in clean room environments.
But why is HDPE packaging so popular?
We stock a wide range of HDPE products due to its popularity. But why is HDPE packaging so popular?
Here’s our top 5 reasons as to why HDPE packaging is such a popular option:
Strong and lightweight:
HDPE has been proven to be one of the most strong and durable plastics available. It’s also very light weight which isn’t a common characteristic of such a strong material. This means that HDPE has great weight efficiency which helps businesses save on fuel costs when transporting goods. For example, one of our 5L jerrycan’s weigh only 135g, yet it’s capable of holding 5 litres of liquid.
HDPE can be used for a wide range of applications including, food, cosmetic, cleaning and healthcare products. Its versatility means that it’s a readily available form of packaging in a wide range of sizes.
HDPE’s high chemical resistance means that they can be used to transport chemicals that other materials aren’t able to safely hold. The plastic is also moisture resistant, ensuring contents don’t get contaminated. This means that a wide range of our HDPE products are UN approved, making it a popular choice for many industries.
This means that if you drop a HDPE product it shouldn’t split or crack, it should bounce. Therefore, it protects the product inside and endures impact during transportation.
HDPE is widely recycled making it a sustainable packaging choice for any business wanting to reduce their environmental impact. You can tell if your packaging is manufactured from HDPE by looking for the number "2" inside the recycling symbol.
You can view our full range of HDPE containers HERE.
And if you’re still wondering if HDPE is the right choice for you, feel free to contact us for more information.
We're always happy to help.