Birch manufactures high-quality PCR (Pre-consumer Recycled Plastic) HDPE plastic resin. Our material is Green Circle Certified to meet the sustainable plastic requirements of our clients. At Birch, we offer two types of sustainable plastic resin products. BirCom RC (recycled Content) and BirCom RV (recycled Content and Virgin resin)
Bircom RC is made up of 100% PCR minus color concentrate if required.
BirCom RV is a hybrid made up of 50% PCR and 50% Virgin Plastic resin.
Bircom HDRC Grades made from PCR High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
|Product Name||Melt Index (ASTM D1238)||Density (ASTM D1505)||PCR||Color|
|BirCom HD03955RC-BK||0.35||0.955||99%||Black Pellets|
|BirCom HD6955RC-BK||6||0.955||99%||Black Pellets|
Bircom HDRV Grades made from PCR High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Virgin HDPE
|Product Name||Melt Index (ASTM D1238)||Density (ASTM D1505)||PCR||Virgin Resin||Color|
|BirCom HD03955RV-BK||0.35||0.955||49.5%||49.5%||Black Pellets|
|BirCom HD58955RV-BK||5-8||0.955||49.5%||49.5%||Black Pellets|
About High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
HDPE is the sturdiest and most inflexible type of polyethylene within polyethylene applications. Its sturdy and moderately robust character can be used for a wide range of applications. HDPE is defined by having a density greater than or equal to .941 g/cm3. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) represents the most common portion of polyethylene applications. HDPE offers excellent impact resistance, is lightweight, has low moisture absorption, and has high tensile strength. Additionally, HDPE is also non-toxic and non-staining.