Articles tagged: Polyethylene

What Colour to Choose for Your Poly Water Tank

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If you have decided to purchase an above ground tank, know where you’ll locate it, then you will then need to decide upon a tank colour. Sounds simple, but then choices that seem simple often end up stumping us, especially if like me, you tend to overthink on decisions. An advantage to poly tanks is ...

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Sun Resistance: Poly Tanks and UV Stabilisation

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Polyethylene (poly) water tanks are made of a plastic material. Many have seen the effects on plastic objects that are exposed to the harmful UV-rays of our Sun. Over time, they become brittle, chalk and crack as the polymer elongation drops, that is, the structural integrity of plastic. The natural conclusion, and we ...

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Testing the UV Protection of Polyethylene in Water Tanks Against the Harmful Effects of the Sun

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Australia has one of the highest levels of UV radiation in the world with over 200 kilolangleys of UV radiation annually, double that of SE Asia, Europe and most of North America. With such high level of UV exposure, it is important that any product in Australia’s Sun be able to endure and stand the test ...

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Rotathene® SUPA UV – The Sun Protection Standard for Polyethylene Water Tanks in Australia

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Dorothea McKellar wrote in the second stanza of her well known Australian poem, “My Country”: I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror The wide brown land for me!  Austra ...

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