PE v PU INSULATION: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR MY BUSINESS?

Why choose PE insulated Containers?

So, as a company you have made the choice to invest in high quality insulation containers to reduce your breakages and improve your return on investment. However, what is inside the containers and which insulation is the best?

WHAT IS PU INSULATION?

PU or Polyurethane is a plastic which for the purposes of insulated containers is expanded in to foam to create a sandwich. Traditionally PU was the insulation of choice due to it thermal insulation properties, it kept things very cold! This was perfect for products such as fish and in processing facilities. But times have change, supply chains are far better temperature-controlled meaning PU is less important in today’s environment.

WHAT IS PE INSULATION?

So why use a PE insulation? Well, PE or Polyethylene is one of the most widely used plastics due to its versatility.  The bonding between the PE skin and the PE expanded foam gives and extremely tough, durable and long-lasting product.

What’s more, unlike PU insulation, PE is easily recyclable at end of life. Although, due to the strength you are likely to see far more years’ service compared to PU tubs!

WHY WE NOW OFFER PE INSULATION AS A STANDARD

As sustainability is important to many companies, ourselves included, we believe offering PE insulated containers is a small step forward in helping eliminate waste and ensure we operate in a circular supply chain. Even though PE material is more expensive it is our strongest belief the benefits outweigh this cost.

DOES IT MATTER?

You have heard the saying, it’s what’s on the inside that counts? Well nothing can be more accurate when it comes to insulation. Ensuring that the PE foam bonds well is one of the key challenges to ensuring a high-quality container. With our knowledge we vet all our suppliers to ensure these standards are met and we are confident in that the containers will deliver long term return on investment.  

OUR RECOMMENDATION

As the leading experts in insulated pallet boxes and with our commitment to sustainability, we believe moving to a PE insulated container offers the environmentally conscious customer a long lasting and fully recyclable product which delivers exceptional

This post was written and brought you by Plast-Equip.

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