Allplastics Engineering supplied a range of materials to build the new
penguin enclosure at the Sea Life Aquarium in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
MPA, the Project Managers involved in the $9M fitout sought various materials
for the penguin enclosures including black HDPE for slides as well as polycarbonates
and acrylics custom cut to meet urgent project deadlines.
The state-of-the-art enclosure, which resembles a miniature Macquarie
Island, houses 26 Gentoo penguins. Visitors to the Sea Life Aquarium can meet
the sub-Antarctic penguins face-to-face in their enclosure.
HDPE panels are an excellent alternative to timber or metal in marine
environments. In this application, the smooth surface texture of HDPE will keep
the birds safe. The material also minimises ongoing maintenance by eliminating
problems such as rot, rust and delamination.