Along the last decades, plastic has got higher importance in a wide range of sectors.

As it has been used, it could be seen the great quantity of advantages that the plastic can have. It is a cheaper material which allows reducing the manufacturing costs, it has a very long useful life, and it doesn’t get rusty like for example iron. It is recyclable

A series of advantages that we will explain below and that make that at present it is used in all working sectors that you can imagine.

So that to have an idea of that, we have made this summary with the larger fields of the economy.

  1. Containers
  2. Construction
  3. Transport
  4. Medicine
  5. Electronics
  6. Agriculture

What are the sectors that most use plastic?

Next, we explain the sectors that most using plastic:

Containers

With this term we refer to polyethylene packaging and containers (PE) that are used for the transportation of packaged products, liquids (juices, water bottles…), etc. The use of this type of plastic is due that the polyethylene has a light weight, it doesn’t transmit odour, taste, and flavour… to the product it contains, and its useful life is very long…

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Due to this type of packaging, only the 1% of the food doesn’t arrive in the proper conditions for the consumption.

Construction

In construction, the more used plastic is the PVC. Whether you live in a flat or in a house, whether you work in a hospital, in a hardware… whether you are in a shopping centre, it is almost sure it has been used PVC in certain parts of the building. The reason is very simple, it is a very resistant material, with a high insulating power and that allows reducing the costs of production.

Changing a little from the PVC, among many other examples that we could give you, the replace of the old iron pipe of Manhattan by a new HDPE pipe (High Density Polyethylene), show that the plastic is one of the most used and safe materials at present.

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Transport

All the means of transport that we know, among its materials of construction plastic is included. Either plane, trains, cars… all have plastic in many of its components. Due to the great quantity of the means of transport that there are at present and the need to reduce the atmospheric pollution, the plastic like Polypropylene (PP) or the ABS are the ideal materials for manufacturing them. An example is that in Spain, each car has almost 1700 pieces of the 5000 that they have are manufactures in plastics like the PP.

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Medicine

In this sector, the plastic has contributed to the improvement of the quality life of everybody.

Many medical devices like syringes, capsules, prosthesis, bags of serum, gloves and many more are made of plastic. Even the pacemakers that make people still live are manufactured with plastic or the insulation of the hospitals is made with PVC.

There is a rough calculation that in Spain it is consumed some 38.000 tons of plastic only in the hospital sector.

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Electronics

Plastic in this sector highly contributes to protect from the external agents, due to its insulating capacity. This make that communications get better considerably.

The age of the technology has been always accompanied by the plastics. Cables, computers, fixed telephones, mobile phones… all of them are manufactured with plastics like the PVC.

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Agriculture

At present agriculture produces much more quantities of products than before and great part of that is due to the apparition of plastic. It has been useful to cover the agricultural crops and protect them from the external contaminants.

The most common uses of the plastic within the agriculture are the following ones: greenhouses, pipes for the conduction of water… tunnels of cropping, etc.

That its use is so large within this sector is due to the many benefits that the plastic like the PVC has. It disperses the light but it doesn’t affect to the solar radiation, they are resistant to hits and scratching…

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All the plastics: PE, PP, PVC… you use them every day with realising it… they are in everywhere. In Arístegui Maquinaria we have the proper machines to weld all kind of plastics.

You want to butt weld some polyethylene pipes for water or you want to waterproof a reservoir, we have the proper tools.

If you want more information about any machine or welding method, contact us through the telephone number 93 586 29 40 or in the area of contact of the blog.