The term “rigid plastics” is quite broad and encompasses many types of plastics including PET and HDPE among many others. Speaking generically, rigid plastics refers to plastic products that do not flex or bend easily; a reusable plastic mug as compared to a one-time use plastic cup, for example. Rigid plastics come in all shapes and sizes and serve a multitude of practical applications from toys to garbage cans to food storage containers and more.
Typically, rigid plastics (thermoplastics) are formed by thermoforming molds which make even large and unusual creations possible. While standard products such as clamshell takeout containers or 5-gallon buckets are readily available at a number of retailers, custom projects will certainly require the guidance and expertise of a professional service.
Though rigid plastics serve many purposes, one of the most common uses for rigid plastics is protection. This may mean protecting a new laptop while it’s shipped to your house or it may mean protecting a to-go order picked up from your favorite restaurant. Plastic continues to be a popular and effective means for protecting products of all kinds.
Rigid plastics are 100% recyclable and, depending on your waste management service, can be picked up right at the curb. Of course, bulky items like patio furniture, jungle gyms, or large displays may require special pick-up accommodations. For more on rigid plastics fabrication opportunities, contact the team at JC Finley.