When you’re looking for plastic products for your business, you’re going to want high-quality materials that are durable and will last for years to come. While many companies can make strong plastic products for your needs, not all of them make UV-resistant plastic products designed to withstand even the harshest lights. At Cottage Corporation, we treat all of our plastic with care, so it lasts for years to come and serves your needs at your business. Here, our plastic fabrication team will discuss how UV rays degrade plastics and how we work to ensure that it doesn’t happen with our products.

What Determines if UV Degrades Plastics?

It’s no secret that UV rays are proven to damage your skin if you’re not careful and don’t take precautions. However, you probably don’t think about how UV rays affect everyday products. Like skin, UV radiation can damage raw plastic materials if they’re not properly treated, which can be costly for you. There are several factors that determine if the plastic is degraded and how quickly it’s degraded. Some of these factors include:

●        The altitude of the product

●        The average cloud coverage

●        The angle and height of the sun throughout the year

Additionally, small things, such as the plastic cover over a light fixture not being properly fitted, can cause extra rays to get out and damage products within your business. While it might take some time for the UV radiation to show true signs of damage, the damage will become evident in a few ways. Soon, the plastic will become:

●        Brittle

●        Discolored

●        Warped

●        Or disintegrate

●        And more

So, how do we prevent plastics from degrading due to UV rays? We’ll discuss it below.

How We Treat Plastics

Over the years, there have been several guidelines put in place from several governing bodies to determine the standards at which we need to make our products. At Cottage Corporation, we’ll sit down with you to discover exactly what you need, how much of the product you need, what it’ll be used for, and everything in between. Using all of this information, we use state-of-the-art procedures and processes to meet national and international standards while making the highest quality products around. To learn more, contact us today.

Contact Cottage Corporation Today

As a large or small business, you want to invest in products that are durable and will last for years to come. To get these products and so much more, contact Cottage Corporation today. Since we opened for business years ago, we have helped countless customers get high-quality plastic products they need to achieve. To learn more or request a free quote, give us a call at 612-722-9090 or message us on our contact page today.