From water bottles to car panels, plastic has a variety of uses. One area of plastic production that has become more prevalent is the manufacturing of plastic outdoor furniture. It has proven to be a competitive choice for people because of its general characteristics and chemical composition.
Plastic material is made up of polymers that bond together. These polymers are very strong and flexible which is a great combination for furniture. The only thing that affects plastic strength is extreme cold or extreme heat. Where extreme heat will melt plastic, extreme cold will make plastic very rigid and brittle and will not tolerate load weight as it does in normal temperatures (between 70 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit).
Plastic has a fair amount of give to the product in normal conditions which is very advantageous when creating furniture. This is especially important with seating as people range widely in weight and size, which most plastic chairs can support this range, due to its ability to bend without breaking.
Plastic material lasts a very long time and, with proper care, will look the same in 50 years as it did when it came off the line. The already low price of plastic furniture is coupled by it’s longevity and seen as a great value to customers who want a product that lasts.
Plastics have to be heated and molded to form the furniture that you use and they can mimic other materials quite well. Molded plastic tables with wood grain elements give the table a more natural feel. If you prefer the look of stone, this can also be accomplished with plastics and at a fraction of the price.
Plastic can be died any color and maintains it’s coloring through the entire thickness of the piece. If the plastic gets scrapped or chipped, you will probably not even notice it because of the color consistency of plastic.
Plastic furniture is a cost effective and durable solution to your outdoor furniture needs. With all of the options becoming available as demand increases for these products, expect to have more choices.