Skip to content

How Plastics Light Up Our Holidays

Holiday Decor, The Piedmont Way

The holiday season is synonymous with joy, family, and festivity, and nothing sets the stage for celebration quite like the array of decorations that light up our environments. At Piedmont Plastics, we recognize the essential role that performance plastics play in holiday decorations.

In this article, we explore how these materials shape our festive traditions and the innovative ways they can contribute to a more sustainable future.

Let’s start by detailing the top plastic materials found in most holiday décor…

PVC: The Evergreen Choice for Christmas Trees

Perhaps the most iconic symbol of the season is the Christmas tree. PVC has become the material of choice for artificial trees, offering various benefits. Its durability ensures that trees can be packed away and reused year after year, reducing the environmental impact of harvesting natural trees. Our PVC is specifically selected for its superior needle retention, flexibility, and fire resistance, providing a safe and beautiful centerpiece for holiday celebrations.

PET's Role: Beyond Tinsel and Glitter

While PET plastics bring sparkle to tinsel and glitter, their use extends to a variety of decorations. This resilient material is now used in everything from durable ornament storage boxes to the packaging of your holiday lights. At Piedmont Plastics, we champion PET for its recyclability and potential to be repurposed, providing an eco-friendlier option for manufacturers and consumers alike.

Acrylic: The Artful Imitator

Acrylic ornaments offer the look and feel of glass with none of the fragility. These decorations can be intricately designed and come in a spectrum of colors and finishes. Our acrylic materials are not just for ornaments – they're also used in light diffusers for holiday displays, providing that soft, festive glow safely and efficiently.

Polyethylene: A Touch of Realism

Polyethylene's ability to replicate the textures of natural foliage has transformed the manufacturing of wreaths and garlands. Through innovative processes, PE is shaped into realistic needles and leaves that rival their natural counterparts in appearance. At Piedmont Plastics, we're proud to supply PE that enhances the authenticity of your holiday decor, making it a greener choice in more ways than one.

Polystyrene: Crafting Festive Scenes

With polystyrene, creativity knows no bounds. This lightweight and moldable plastic creates everything from intricate snow village displays to the packaging that keeps your delicate decorations safe during storage. Its versatility and ease of use make it a favorite for professional and at-home crafters, enabling everyone to create their own winter wonderland.

The Unseen Benefits of Plastics in Holiday Decor

These plastic materials aren’t just about aesthetics—they offer practical advantages that go largely unnoticed.

They make decorations safer, as they're less likely to break or cause injury. They’re also lighter, reducing shipping emissions and making it easier to hang decorations without the risk of damage.

Additionally, their water resistance means outdoor decorations can withstand the elements, from snowy evenings to rainy nights.

Pushing the Boundaries of Sustainability

The future of holiday decor is bright with the increased use of recycled materials. We're seeing a surge in demand for decorations made from these sustainable resources, and many of the materials we sell are recyclable, or made from recycled materials.

As you deck your halls this holiday season, consider the role that plastics play in your festive traditions. With the right approach to materials and a commitment to sustainability, we can all ensure that our celebrations are as environmentally friendly as they are merry.

Contact Piedmont Plastics

From our team to yours, we wish you a happy and festive holiday season! Contact us today to order your performance plastic materials.