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A Plastic Sheet called Correx

Posted by Nana Hinsley on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 @ 03:02

Looking for something a little bit more rigid than flexible plastic sheeting?  Here you go...CORREX!  Correx is the most versitile product to use for a multitude of applications. Correx is a very lightweight, yet strong and durable.  It is made with a twin wall polypropylene sheet material. It is often referred to as corrigated.  It is non-toxic, chemically inert, and can be printed on. It can be used for surface protection, or made into boxes, trays, dividers and so much more. It is often used to protect hard wood flooring from heavy equipment passing over it.  Some people liken it to plastic cardboard!   It can be manufactured in 2mm and thicker.

Correx is very easy to work with. Since it is so lightweight and easy to handle, consumers often cut it with scissors or a knife to fit their needs.  It is both water and chemical resistant!  It can be fire retardant, and can be made anti-static with U.V. stabilizers to extend its life when out doors. 

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Plastic Sheeting Called, LLDPE

Posted by Nana Hinsley on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 @ 01:29

The plastic sheeting liner referred to as LLDPE stands for Linear Low Density Polyethylene. It is a very flexible plastic sheeting product.  It is used for making plastic wrap, container lids, toys and stretch wrap. An example in the surface protection arena is carpet plastic.  LLDPE plastic sheeting is a perfect poduct to use because the film ca be made very thin (3 mil) and it will still retain amazing strength. Because of its stretching capabilities, it is difficult to puncture.

LLDPE plastic sheeting can have additives added to it to enhance it's purpose. For example, fire retardant  additive can be added so that the film is fire retardant.  UV additives can also be added to the film with hold up under the sun.  The sun's UV rays are a common enemy to polyethylene plastic sheeting. Think of plastic sheeting you see on mounds of dirt that is flapping in the wind. It is usually torn to shreds thanks to sun damage.

If you would like to see a variety of plastic sheeting products made from LLDPE, click here.

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