What are the differences?

The containers and closures supplied by Medfor are made from various types of plastic. The table below summarises some of the characteristic of these plastics. Together with a container’s shape and capacity, these characteristics can be influential in deciding the best product for a given application.

Medfor Containers / Closures Medfor Closures only
HDPE PET PP PS LDPE UF
Full name High Density Polyethylene Polyethylene Terephthalate Polypropylene Polystyrene Low Density Polyethylene Urea Formaldehyde
Transparency Translucent or Opaque Clear Translucent or Opaque Clear Translucent Opaque
Max. Use Temp (°C) 120 70 135 90 80 *
Flexibility Moderate Excellent Moderate Rigid Excellent Rigid
Microwavability No Marginal Yes No Yes *
Autoclaving No No Yes No No *

Please note that the characteristics of plastics can vary between container type and the original manufacturer. We would always recommend testing a container can withstand the demands of a particular application first and are happy to provide evaluation samples for this purpose.

* Information currently unavailable.