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PRODUCT 2 - HDPE AND STEEL/ALUMINIUM

V. Ryan 2008-2017

 

 

Outdoor furniture can be manufactured from recycled plastic. The table top is manufactured from recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) - HDPE is endlessly recyclable. HDPE can be given the appearance of wood by the use of colour pigments during the injection moulding process. However, HDPE retains the advantages of plastic and can be used to make a high quality products that stay attractive and easy to maintain for many years.

The thick cord holds the table legs in position when it is being used to hold food, plates,  etc..... The legs and fittings of this piece of furniture can be manufactured from recycled steel or aluminium.

 
     
STAGES - FOLDING THE TABLE
   

When set up the cord holds the table legs firmly in position. For folding the table is turned upside down and the legs easily fold into the table top. As this happens the cord becomes slack. Care must be taken to wrap the cord rather than allowing it to become lose. If this happens could cause a trip hazard for an adult and be even more dangerous to a young child.

This type of table is very light and can be carried quite easily. It can be stored in the boot of a car for transport. The surface of the table can be cleaned by simply wiping it with a damp cloth.

The table is cheap to mass produce as the top is injection moulded. The tube legs can be formed very easily using a pipe bender. All the materials - HDPE and aluminium/steel can be recycled and used again.

     

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