Corrugated plastic also called corriboard has various names like Polyflute, Coroplast,and FlutePlast etc. These are extruded twin wall plastic-sheetsmade of polypropylene resin, very lightweight but durable and waterproof. These are really tough as they are resilient to most oils, normal temperature, different kinds of solvents and water. Even hard chemicals do not bear harm to this fibre. Corrugated plastic sheets are easy to mould into various products using additives and give a very fine product to the customer in both commercial and residential purposes. In both industrial and customised sense, they are used in various forms:
1. Warning barricades: Barricades are vital to the construction business. These temporary fences perform as safety signs for the person crossing a reserved barricaded line. It could include from barricading a traffic pen to providing caution checks to preventing anticipated accidents. Plastic Corrugated Sheets plays an effective role here. Barricades including signs, cones, snow fence, danger tapes, etc. are built of flexible yet robust fibre to withstand climatic change and serve its purpose.
2. Tree guards: For fencing of small plants and growing trees, tree shelters are put around them to secure them from animals and other dangers. Corrugated plastic mesh plays an important role here. Since it is rust free and flexible, it can be easily rounded around a plant and affixed using cement base or drilled accordingly. Various mm thickness mesh is available in the market which one can buy as per his requirements and applicability. Tree guards can be increased by height to desired level so that the user can provide adequate barricading for his bush. Not even round but straight mesh is also available to give a cabin type look to the space where small gardens are built in mostly front of a house wall.
3. Cable reel wraps: A circular drum like object that uses to wrap electric cables, plastic strips, aluminium wires or any other substance that can be wrapped around in a circular motion is called a cable reel wrap. Due to the cost and weight of wooden cable wraps, nowadays polypropylene corrugated sheets have become incremental in their usage. These reel wraps are designed to be easily transportable, provide durable packing of product and cover the material from damage or dust.
4. Refrigerator backing panel: Nowadays, most refrigerators come with flat panels at the back where the capillary is installed. For safety and beauty, the compressor area may also covered by flat panels. Due to water drainage from the compressor, now Corrugatedsheets have come into extensive use as they are rust free and long lasting.
5. Flower pots: Gone are the days where heavy, mud chipping pots were only viable in gardening. With the introduction of corrugated plastic, things have dramatically changed. These are lightweight, heavy built and also chipping free pots that serve the house, office and other residential and commercial establishments. PP sheetsdue to its density and flexibility offer cheap alternative to weight laden pots as these are very easy to carry and install.
6. Creative ideas: Ideating different forms of designs has taken a new turn where corrugated sheets are being used in a very fashionable manner. They are ideal as a good design alternatives for installation on main gate windows replacing wood. Also in home fencing too, corrugated walls bear resemblance to natural wooden finish mounts and are more than a wonder to use. For children, thin corrugated sheets are required as a regular stationary requirement for creating different cut out structures from them as well as using thick plastic sheets as base for paper boards.
The use of corrugated material has become vital in today’s life so much so that it is constantly evolving in the process of activities of daily living.