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Your Summer holiday – brought to you by one plastic at a time

Despite what the weather might indicate, the Summer holidays are nigh! A time for relaxation, adventure and creating memories that last a lifetime. But have you ever stopped to think about the vital role plastics play in making those perfect summer moments possible? At Amey Plastics, we're fascinated about the world of plastics and plastic injection moulding process that makes it all happen.

That is why we thought it would be interesting to explore just how important plastics are in keeping your summer holidays running smoothly:

Hitting the Beach:

  • Durable Coolers: High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is the champion of keeping your drinks and snacks chilled. Its excellent insulation properties ensure your summer treats stay refreshing, no matter how hot the beach gets.

  • Lightweight Beach Chairs: Polypropylene (PP) is the workhorse of beach chairs. This versatile plastic is strong and flexible, making it comfortable to sit on and it resists saltwater and sun damage, keeping your chair looking good season after season.

  • Inflatable Fun: Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the backbone of those inflatable toys that bring a splash of joy to your beach day. From pool floats to beach balls, PVC's durability ensures these inflatable companions can handle the wear and tear of summer fun.

Exploring the Great Outdoors:

  • Sturdy Backpacks: Backpack frames and components often rely on Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) for its lightweight strength. This allows you to carry all your summer essentials without feeling weighed down, keeping your hikes and adventures enjoyable.

  • Protective Eyewear: Polycarbonate (PC) is the go-to choice for sunglasses lenses. Crystal clear and impact-resistant, if treated appropriately, PC ensures you see the beauty of the outdoors perfectly while protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays.

  • Water Bottles on the Go: High-density polyethylene (HDPE) makes another appearance in reusable water bottles. This durable and BPA-free plastic keeps you hydrated throughout your adventures, ensuring a safe and refreshing summer exploration.

Taking Flight: Smooth Skies and Safe Travels:

  • Lightweight Aircraft Components: Modern air travel relies on lightweight yet strong materials. Thermoplastics like polycarbonate (PC) and polyetheretherketone (PEEK) are used in various aircraft parts to reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency. This translates to smoother flights and a lighter environmental footprint..

  • Comfortable Cabin Interiors: From seat components to overhead bins, many airplane interior parts utilise plastics like ABS and PP. These lightweight plastics can be fire retardant and contribute to passenger comfort and safety, ensuring a relaxing journey to your summer destination.

Hitting the Road: Gearing Up for Adventure

  • Luggage on the Move: Polycarbonate (PC) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) are the tough guys of the luggage world. Their durability and impact resistance keep your belongings safe, no matter the bumps and jostles of your summer road trip.

  • Car Interiors: The inside of your car utilises various plastics for parts like dashboards, door panels and instrument clusters. These plastics are chosen for their functionality and aesthetics, withstanding heat, sun exposure and everyday wear and tear, keeping your car looking good all summer long.

Summer Fun at Home:

  • Splashing in the Pool: Pool floats, toys and even some pool components utilise plastics like PVC and PP. These durable plastics make your poolside fun possible, creating lasting memories for your summer staycation.

  • Outdoor Furniture: Polypropylene (PP) is a popular choice for outdoor furniture because it can handle the elements. Weather-resistant and easy to clean, PP ensures your patio furniture stays comfortable and stylish throughout the summer.

  • Grilling Delights: Many grilling tools and components utilise heat-resistant plastics like nylon. These plastics ensure your grilling equipment is safe and functional, allowing you to cook up delicious summer meals with confidence.

Plastic – An Essential Component of Your Summer Holiday

These are just a few examples of how plastics enhance your summer experiences. Do you have a product essential to making the Summer experience great? If you are looking for a plastic injection mould partner that really understand the industry, get in touch with our expert Amey Plastic’s team. We are always on hand to provide practical advice and help to you bring your product to market. Contact us on 01730 266525 or email us at


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