Bulk Detergent Bottles
A billion-dollar market, rigid bulk laundry2 and dish detergent3 bottles have seen some minor design changes over the years. To this day, extrusion blow-molded bottles made of HDPE remain the industry norm. Not only does HDPE create a durable container for the potentially hazardous contents, but the material itself also doesn’t interact with the products, helping it stay fresh longer.
Household Chemical Containers
A fast-growing market at a CAGR of 4.97%4, household chemicals require durable packaging that protects both the contents and the user during the product’s entire lifecycle. Due to its erosion-resistant qualities, light weight, and higher potential for recycling, plastics have long been the preferred material choice for household cleaning chemicals.
Automotive Chemical Containers
The automotive chemicals sector requires packaging that is safe for the user to handle and protects the molecular integrity of the product. Estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% through 20275, the demand for containers that meet the above criteria will only continue to increase.
Intermediate Bulk Containers
Growing at a CAGR of 6.2%6, plastic intermediate bulk containers (IBC) are another growing application for polyethylene. Used to store and transport bulk liquids, powders, or solids, IBCs made of HDPE are often used to transport hazardous materials in industrial applications. Rigid plastic is durable enough to withstand transportation by forklift and other heavy machinery while still keeping the contents safe inside.