What is HDPE?
HDPE is short for High Density Polyethylene, an extremely strong durable plastic material.
HDPE is highly recyclable and is one of the most commonly used plastics in the world. A few of the items It is used to manufacture include milk bottles, plastic bags, all sorts of detergent and juice bottles etc as well as margarine, yoghurt and other similar tubs. Following the appropriate treatment, the recycling of these containers produces HDPE material suitable for many uses, including the manufacture of furniture like ours. This means that this material is not only strong and durable, it is also environmentally friendly, reducing both land fill and resource consumption.
Besides the environmental advantages, HDPE has many other benefits. No other material has ever provided as many opportunities to produce quality outdoor furniture! Furniture made from UV-stabilised HDPE is unaffected by sun, rain, snow, saltwater, chlorine, mould or mildew. It is also termite and insect resistant. In addition, furniture made from solid HDPE weighs more than most timbers so it is unlikely to be blown around in even the strongest wind.
Many products used outdoors today are manufactured from HDPE. This is because unlike most other plastics that oxidise and become brittle over time, UV-stabilised HDPE has proven to retain its strength and good looks for many years. The HDPE material used to manufacture our furniture, which incorporates state-of-the-art UV stabilisers, can be left outside all year round without any adverse effects.
Unlike timber, HDPE furniture will not rot, crack, peel or splinter, it never needs oiling or painting and is virtually maintenance free. A bit of soap and water occasionally is all that is needed to keep it clean and ready for use any time.
You can expect the HDPE used to manufacture our furniture to last a lifetime!
Best of all, despite all the advantages HDPE furniture has over its timber counterparts, it looks and feels just like painted timber furniture.
With the many benefits of this relatively new material, furniture made from HDPE is the natural progression from timber!