Glossary of Terms

Abrasion Resistance - The ability to withstand the effects of repeated wearing, rubbing, scraping, etc., that tends to remove material from its surface.

Additive - A substance compounded into a resin to enhance or improve certain characteristics.

Aging - The change of a material with time under defined environmental conditions, leading to improvement or deterioration of properties.

ANSI - The American National Standards Institute oversees standards and conformity assessment activities in the United States.

Cast - To form a “plastic” object by pouring a fluid monomer-polymer solution into an open mold where it finishes polymerizing.

Chemical Resistance - the strength of a material to protect against chemical attack or solvent reaction.

Corrosion Resistance - The ability to withstand the effects of oxidation.

Durable – The ability to withstand wear, pressure, or damage; hard-wearing.

FDA Approved – The certification that the FDA agency has determined that the benefits of the product outweigh the known risks for the intended use.

Heavy-Duty - A product is designed to withstand the stresses of demanding use.

Material Handling Cart - Represents a wide variety of wheeled devices with the main purpose of  transporting freight, supplies, or other materials within a facility and its premises.

OSHA - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration ensures safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women.

Phenolic - A thermosetting resin or plastic made by condensation of a phenol with an aldehyde and used especially for molding and insulating and in coatings and adhesives.

Plastic Linen and Laundry Cart – A handcart for moving a load of laundry that can be pushed by a person and it may have one or two or four wheels.

Plastic Tilt Truck - A cart that is used to transport bulk, heavyweight loads. Tilt trucks from DPI can be customized with drain holes and stenciled numbers and letters.

Poly Drums - A container made to safely ship liquid food products world-wide.

Polyurethane - a synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked by urethane groups, used chiefly as constituents of paints, varnishes, adhesives, and foams.

Polyethylene - A thermoplastic material composed by polymers of ethylene. It is normally a translucent, tough, waxy solid which is unaffected by water and by a large range of chemicals.

Recycling Containers – A commercial container that is used to organize recyclable items for easy disposal at the proper facility. If you have multiple recycle bins, you can even organize your recycling by type.

Rotational Molding - A method used to make hollow articles from plastisols and lattices. Plastisol is charged into a hollow mold capable of being rotated in one or two planes. The hot mold fuses the plastisol into a gel after the rotation has caused it to cover all surfaces. The mold is then chilled, and the product stripped out.

Rust Proof - A metal object not susceptible to corrosion by rust.

Safety Barricade - A component which prevents passage into a dangerous area, commonly used to eliminate risk.

Slip Resistance - The force that resists the tendency of a foot or moving object to slide along the walkway surface.

Sustainable – The term for when a product is made from renewable resources.

Tilt Trucks - It allows one person to transport bulky, heavyweight loads. They can easily be pulled/pushed by hand or be utilized by a forklift.

Trash Dumpster - A type of movable waste container designed to be brought and taken away by a special collection vehicle, or to a bin, that is specially designed for garbage truck lifts.

USDA Approved - The United States Department of Agriculture is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, forestry, rural economic development, and food.