Fluorination prevents the distortion and degradation of plastic bottles and jerrycans, while it also helps to protect the contents.
If you pack your products in HDPE plastic bottles or jerrycans then there is a fair chance that the containers may have become deformed or degraded at some point in their shelf life, or there is also a possibility that the contents may also have suffered. There is, however, a very simple solution to these problems and that is to treat the HDPE containers with a process called fluorination. Fluorination will prevent panelling (when the sides of the container ‘suck in’). The fluorine atoms also bond to the plastic to create a permanent protective barrier that is 100 times better than HDPE making it less subject to permeation, discolouration, weight loss, odour emission … and panelling. Fluorinated HDPE plastic bottles and jerrycans are also fully approved by the FDA for food and pharmaceutical containers.
Patrico can now offer a fluorination facility for an extensive range of HDPE plastic bottles and jerry cans. While it is true that it is subject to slightly longer lead times and marginally higher costs, the benefits of fluorinated plastic bottles and jerrycans far out-weigh the time and cost considerations.
For instance, consider the implication of not specifying fluorinated plastic bottles or jerrycans if your products and packaging fall into the categories that are at risk of container panelling and content degradation. A small, additional expense will fully safeguard the packaging and the integrity of your products, not to mention your company and product reputation as well as your profits. With vastly improved container and content protection, fluorinated plastic is still extremely cost-effective and weighs considerably less than the alternative of metal or glass containers, which is another important consideration when calculating transport and storage costs.
Importantly and another muchly appreciated bonus is that fluorinated plastic is still just as recyclable as any other containers made from the same material.
If you have any questions about the Patrico fluorination service for HDPE plastic bottles and jerrycans, or to discuss lead times and cost considerations, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our expert team members who will be delighted to provide all the answers and assistance you require. You can call us on 01684 299 212. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can send us an online message using the form that is on our Contact Us page.