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How Plastic Materials Are Used In Outdoor Activities

Spring is popping up all over the country. With it comes thoughts of spending time together outdoors as families start enjoying an increasing amount of outdoor recreation. As you pull out your outdoor equipment, stop and look at how much of it includes plastic. Plastics are ideal materials for outdoor recreation equipment because of their durability, water tightness and fade resistance, and Piedmont Plastics makes it easy for families to enjoy outside time in the spring and summer. Here are some of the ways Piedmont Plastics makes spring and summer fun a little better.

The Perfect Material for Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor furniture needs to be comfortable, attractive and durable. While wood can be a great choice for some applications, over time it warps, rots or splinters, and that affects your family's enjoyment of the furniture. Plastics, on the other hand, can stand up under rain, sun and even snow should you forget to bring them inside at the end of the season. Specifically, HDPE plastic sheet makes a durable, rugged and attractive surface for everything from benches and tables to chaise lounges and even planters.

Durable and Easy-to-Clean Outdoor Kitchens

Plastic is an ideal choice for outdoor kitchens as well. Manufacturers can use high density polyethylene, or HDPE, to craft outdoor kitchens that will withstand nature well. Everything from cabinetry to countertops and even tables can be crafted from HDPE, providing years of fade-proof outdoor cooking. In addition, HDPE is easy to clean and sanitize, so much so that it has been FDA approved for food contact.

Outdoor Recreation Centers Around Plastics

Outdoor recreation involves quite a bit of plastic products. From playgrounds and their many plastic components to watercraft with its need for water-tight plastic molded pieces, and everything in between, the recreation industry relies on plastic for an affordable, durable and impact-resistant surface in a variety of applications. The UV stability, easy-to-clean nature and bright color possibilities make plastic the logical choice for outdoor play and recreation equipment.

For all these applications, Piedmont Plastics has the materials manufacturers need to make their products successful. Talk to a sales representative to learn more about which plastic products work best for outdoor living and outdoor recreation products.