Plastics generally exhibit superior resistance to breakage and denting. This results in fewer container breaces and less product loss on the packaging line, and safer handling at home. Manufacturers of durable goods choose plastics for many reasons.
Plastics allow highly efficient manufacturing processes (up to 99% efficiency) that increase productivity by 20 - 30% and reduce capital expenditures by as much as 50% and, Without plastics' resistance to corrosion, the product life of some major appliances would be reduced by nearly 40%. By helping them last longer, plastics keep appliances and other durable goods out of the waste stream. Without plastics, 400% more material by weight and 200% more material by volume would be needed to make packaging, while the volume of packaging would be more than double. For every 7 trucks needed to deliver paper grocery bags, only 1 truck is needed to carry the same number of plastic grocery bags. Plastic Lumber provides a worry free, eco-friendly, quality alternative to wood. Unlike wood, it does not rot, crack, wrap, splinter, contain hazardous chemicals, leak or contaminate the soil. In fact, it is denser than wood, virtually maintenance free, long lasting (50 years plus - depending on the application), stain resistant, graffiti proof, UV resistant, aesthetically pleasing, impervious to insects and is not affected by exposure to most substances. Not only that, plastics lumber also works with any deck fastener, requires no painting or sealing, can be available in any colour effects and can be painted too, provides a good shock absorbing surface for pedestrian traffic and last but not the least - it is the most economically viable alternative to traditional hardwood lumber.