1? standard plastic chain is made in northern Michigan, USA with UV protectant added to retard fading and to maintain the integrity of the material. UV protectant is an additive to the colors that will prevent colors from fading for five years, guaranteed. It will also prevent the chain from becoming brittle. This plastic safety barrier chain pairs nicely with Plastic Stanchion (TX915) and other ground posts, and is used for walkways, marking off flower beds, and many craft ideas. The plastic chain is made from high density polyethylene and is formulated to contain no lead or phthalates.