7 Amazing Real-World Uses of Plastic
While plastic endures its fair share of taboos, with a little creativity and access to the latest technologies the material can be used to create a full spectrum of exciting and useful products. Read on to discover some of the latest plastic creations brought to life by BCJ Plastics, from police holding cells and safety cabinets to sun lounges and outdoor art installations.
Created as part of an exhibit for a recent Perth Royal Show, BCJ Plastics built a replica of a WA Police Holding Cell. The cell was manufactured as a prebuilt kit and offered ticketholders a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the first point of call for criminals.
2. Sun Lounges
Working for a new boutique apartment complex located in the heart of Perth, BCJ Plastics created a series of sleek, freestanding sun lounges constructed with thermo moulding technology. The durable acrylic plastic features a bright-white aesthetic and was chosen for its ability to withstand the harsh Australian sun.
Every year the sands of Cottesloe Beach come alive with dozens of larger-than-life sculptures during Sculpture by the Sea. For a recent series, BCJ Plastics worked with Sydney-based artist, Kasane Low, to create a transparent acrylic dome designed to protect and enhance her ‘Sea of Fortune’ installation.
Using a powder-coated steel frame and acrylic awning, BCJ Plastics designed a shelter to protect Perth Football Club players from the elements while off the field.
Custom-built for the 2014 eFX Championship, the ‘Voltron Evo’ was designed by O’Hanlon Electric Motorsports and brought to life by BCJ Plastics. Using CNC routing and precision machining, the team enclosed the powerful 700-volt, 9 kWh lithium ion battery within a clear polycarbonate case with flame and crash resistant credentials.
6. Lego Blocks
In one of our most playful projects to date, BCJ Plastics created a series of giant LEGO® blocks to install in a Golden Bay playground. The blocks were constructed using 20mm-thick HDPE and stacked to create a larger-than-life LEGO® wonderland.
When BCJ Plastics was commissioned by Perth-based engineering and construction company, Leicon Notley, we knew safety would be a top priority. Featuring 12mm grey PVC and polycarbonate doors, stainless steel hinges and inbuilt locks, these PVC fume cabinets offer robust protection for chemicals and gas.