Finding the best balance between sustainability and performance can be tricky because of the vast differences in performance required for each application. A supplier with expertise in both plastic materials and design can provide valuable guidance. Many different factors can enhance or detract from the sustainability and safety of plastic products. When selecting materials, it is necessary to evaluate a resin’s properties, such as its density; use of additives and ability to be down-gauged; its recyclability/compostability; and the manufacturing method that will be used.
Working with Spartech can help achieve the optimal balance between performance and sustainability.