Bear Proof?

July 22nd, 2011 | Posted by Pacrec in Hitch Carriers - (Comments Off on Bear Proof?)

Our StowAway cargo carriers offer three major benefits; Accessibility, Versatility, and Durability.  We are going to focus on the durability of our products this week, specifically the materials used to construct our cargo boxes.  So break out those chemistry books as we take a look at what makes linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) so durable for our hitch cargo racks.

Durable cargo carrierSo what exactly is LLDPE?  Simply, it’s a plastic.  It is a linear polymer that has been copolymerized with olefins.  This provides the material with some desirable traits that LDPE and other plastics lack.  For the StowAway cargo carrier application, LLDPE is used as a lightweight material with high tensile strength and greatly improved impact resistance.  In fact, our products are even bear proof!




ABS crackedOur competitors that use ABS plastic typically don’t fair as well under high stress impacts.  ABS material is more rigid and is prone to cracks.  Looks like the bear got through this one!

Consider Stowaway cargo carriers for the accessibility, versatility and especially durability we provide over the competition.