CDs and DVDs are more fragile than they look and while great care is taken to ensure that they are preserved well, sometimes it all comes down to packaging. Packaging, after all, works not just to display graphics and images on covers and on the discs but also to provide protection. But many discs sold in the market come with packaging that isn’t meant to last as long as the discs themselves. If you’re thinking of repackaging your home CDs and DVDs, you’re better off using polypropylene, a material known for its reliability and durability.
Polypropylene, also known as PP, is an excellent alternative for people looking for environmentally friendly repackaging materials. It’s one of the top choices to replace plastic packaging, which, while still popular, is being frowned upon because of the long-term damage it poses for the environment. Here are just a few of its advantages for use in home CD and DVD repackaging:
Strength and durability
Polypropylene is a strong material and its durability makes it ideal for repackaging and storing CDs and DVDs. Polypropylene is stronger than plastic, even at the same thickness. It is also more flexible, which significantly reduces the possibility of breaking during use. This makes it more efficient as packaging material, minimizing waste, inconvenient store returns and complaints.
Resistant to grease and moisture
Polypropylene offers reliable protection from moisture, grime, oil and dirt for home CDs and DVDs. Unlike paper or fiberboard, it isn’t permeable, so damage to discs can be prevented. Polypropylene is also resistant to high heat. It’s long-lasting, which assures you that discs will be protected for many years to come.
Polypropylene offers excellent clarity as a repackaging material for home CDs and DVDs. If you want ultra-transparent material to allow you to view text, graphics and images on discs or sleeves, this is an excellent choice.
Polypropylene costs less than other types of plastics that are still in use as packaging or repackaging material for CDs and DVDs.
One of the best reasons for using polypropylene as repackaging material for CDs and DVDs is its 100% recyclability. At the end of the life of a product, the plastic packaging used to encase it is either buried in landfills or burned. With polypropylene, recycling is not an issue. The material can be extracted, recycled and manufactured into a similar product or an entirely different one, which extends its life and usefulness.