Many products are created from plastic, from packaging for food and drinks to household items. So what is plastic made of? And why are they used in so many industries? Let’s find out the information in the article below.
1. What is virgin plastic?
Virgin Plastic, is the resin produced directly from the petrochemical feedstock, such as natural gas or crude oil, which has never been used or processed before.
Depending on how the materials are re-processed, recycled materials can never achieve 100% of the mechanical properties of virgin materials. The degradation of these properties has a direct effect on safety factors and long-term performance measures such as fatigue.
This is not to say recycled plastics cannot be used in various applications, but does explain why recycled materials often have lower safety ratings. It also explains why manufacturers have made a lot of headway using recycled materials for things like plastic bags and disposable packaging but are still figuring out the most effective way to use it for larger structural and infrastructure items.
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2. Pros and Cons of Virgin Resins
A majority of plastics are produced from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP). Plastic is produced under quite an amount of pressure and heat. The heat melts it, while the pressure helps in molding plastic in the required size and shape once liquefied by heat. In this process, the molecular structure of the plastic, especially recycled ones, may undergo changes or become weak. So, virgin plastics seem to have an edge in terms of a sturdier molecular structure.
Here are a few pros of virgin resins:
They seem to perform better in terms of the right design and shape formation as there is no change in their molecular structure when heat and pressure are applied.
Depending on your application, if you are looking for extreme precision and accuracy, using virgin plastic may be a better option than recycling.
It is a completely non-toxic, tasteless, transparent plastic product.
This plastic is completely free of BPA, or other harmful substances. But when it comes to creating products, coloring particles or additives can be harmful.
Currently, on the market, primary plastic products used to store beverages and food, most manufacturers meet the needs of safety and safety when using products, so you can be completely assured.
Here are a few cons of virgin plastic:
Piling up garbage landfills is a major concern.
The usage and exploitation of more and more fossil fuels are also alarming and dangerous for the environment.
3. Applications of virgin plastic
Thanks to its outstanding properties, virgin plastic is applied in many different fields. In particular, it is used to produce plastic films and plastic packaging.
Thanks to its glossy, transparent, colorless, odorless, and tasteless properties, primary plastic is often used to produce plastic packaging for food such as snacks, confectionery, frozen food, coffee, etc. In other words, this plastic is non-toxic, avoiding affecting the quality or contaminating food. Manufacturers can also flexibly print on the surface of the product with high aesthetics.
In addition, primary plastic products are used to make beverage packaging such as plastic bottles for drinking water, plastic bottles for wine, bottles for soft drinks, bottles used on mineral water lines, purified water, etc.
Besides, thanks to its toughness and durability in water, primary plastic beads are also used in the fields of cultivation and animal husbandry. People often produce plastic sheets for livestock flooring or agricultural and greenhouse films, which can both be used for a long time and promote optimal use.
4. A supplier of prestigious and quality plastic films
Union Packaging with many years of experience in the field of providing plastic films and plastic packaging is manufactured from virgin plastic particles and meets FDA standards. Customers can rest assured when cooperating with us because Union Packaging always ensures:
- Customer satisfaction is the number 1 priority
- Outstanding product quality from stable sources of quality goods from Taiwan and China
- Competitive price
- Reputation builds a brand
- Product safety certification
- Fast shipping
- Various payment policies
- Enthusiastic, dynamic, and creative staff
- Providing a wide range of plastic films for packaging materials
- Being a close partner of many suppliers
Union Packaging is a reputable and experienced supplier of OPP, CPP, MCPP, PET, MPET, PE laminated film…. in the industry. We always try to research, develop and improve product quality, improve customer care ability to meet the increasing demands of the domestic and foreign packaging market. Please contact us now: 0987 437 469 – 0903 750 384 for specific advice and quotation.
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