Anytime you have metal high school lockers in close proximity to a pool, showers or sauna, you are exposing them to high humidity. The air is moist, and the lockers themselves are often used for wet swimsuits, towels, etc.
That increases the possibility of corrosion and rust. Depending on the brand of locker, it could take a few years or even just a few months before signs of deterioration begin to show.
But did you know that you can use tough, long-lasting heavy duty plastic lockers instead? That’s right, plastic.
There are many benefits to using High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) for high school lockers in an active environment, including:
- Impact and dent resistance
- Scratch resistance
- Mildew and odor resistance
- Common chemical resistance
- Power washable
- Solid plastic will not delaminate (solid plastic)
- Graffiti resistance, including pencil, pen, paint and most markers
HDPE high school lockers come in a multitude of configurations, giving you design options that complement your architecture while enabling you to make the most of available space. Your brand – school or team name or mascot image — can even be engraved right on the locker.
From a sustainability standpoint, all our manufacturers use post-consumer materials. They also work every day to lower the impact of their manufacturing process on the environment by recycling all waste back into their products.
Cost, of course, is a prime consideration when purchasing high school lockers. HDPE can run about 30% more than standard metal. But long-term, the return on investing in heavy duty plastic lockers can be well worth the initial price, because once they’re installed, you no longer have to worry about environmental conditions.
High schools aren’t the only environment where plastic lockers make excellent sense. HDPE is ideal for outdoor storage – EMS equipment, municipal pools and recreation areas, even at yacht clubs to contain salty sailing gear.
So whether you’re shopping for high school lockers or storage for a fitness centers spa, hospital, pool, parks and recreation facility, manufacturing area or fire department, seriously consider the benefits of plastic.