Autumn is the perfect season for outdoor picnics. This disposable plastic container for sandwiches, salad, and gimbap is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE).
HDPE is a hard and opaque material resistant to corrosion and moisture. It is highly hygienic and non-toxic, used widely for food packaging. It can be stored in the refrigerator at low temperatures with excellent impact resistance, and it is also microwavable with a heat resistance of 90 to 120°C. Thanks to these strengths, HDPE is used to make children's toys, milk bottles, food containers, cosmetic containers, industrial pipes, and waste bags.
LG Chem produces bio-balanced HDPE with biomaterials such as waste cooking oil and plans to make circular HDPE by chemically recycling waste plastics through pyrolysis.
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