Did you know that Polyethylene, the most common plastic, is typically made from natural gas, and not crude oil? While there are many types of Polyethylene, most have the chemical formula (C2H4)n, a mixture of similar polymers of ethylene. Its high ductility and impact strength is the reason its primary use is in packaging and plastic water bottles. [Advanced Info] Pivot Materials manufacturers a bamboo based variant of polyethylene that is much stronger, and has a much lighter ecological footprint!
Did you know that only 1% of Polypropylene, the second most common plastic, is recycled? Polypropylenes chemical formula, (C3H6)n ,slightly varies from that of polyethylene and its properties do too as it is harder and more heat resistant. Its toughness and flexibility is the reason it’s used as an engineering plastic and commonly utilized to create car bumpers and tote bags. [Advanced info] Pivot Materials manufacturers a bamboo based variant of polypropylene that is stronger and recyclable!
Did you know that polylactic acid is not recyclable but industrial compostable? Polylactic Acid is a biodegradable thermoplastic derived from renewable biomass such as fermented plant starch. [Properties??] Polylactic acid is commonly used as feedstock material for 3D printers. [Advanced info] Pivot materials manufactures a cheaper, stronger, rice or bamboo variant of polylactic acid.
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Did you know that bottles and containers comprise 39% of all high-density polyethylene – a more dense variant of polyethylene – products? Because of this, it has stronger intermolecular forces and tensile strength than normal polyethylene. The physical properties of HDPE can vary depending on the molding process used to manufacture it. Furthermore, it is commonly used to produce toys, pipe systems, and chemical containers. [Advanced info] Pivot materials manufacturers a more robust, bamboo based variant of HDPE.