High Density Polyethylene Sheet

Polyethylene is the most widely used polymer. It is characterized as easily processable, economical, tough and light weight with excellent chemical and gamma ray resistance. It also has low moisture absortion, good impact strength, a low coefficient of friction, and excellent low temperature and electrical properties. It is available in several different grades with a variety of properties. Some are flexible, others are rigid; some have more impact strength, and while some have good clarity, others are opaque.

Polyethylene is classified into three categories:low, medium and high molecular weight. A fourth type, ultra-highmolecular
weight (UHMW-PE), falls into the high density category.


HDPE sheet has very low friction properties which are some of the best in the Engineering Plastics range. HDPE sheet also has great abrasion resistance meaning longer lasting life of parts. HDPE absorbs low amounts of moisture which help create components that are stable over long time periods. HDPE is Food Standards Australia approved for use within the food manufacturing industry. Its low cost and excellent impact strength make this material an excellent choice for low cost components.


High Density Polyethylene:
This is much more rigid with nearly four times the tensile
strength and three times the compressive strength of Low
Density PE. Two categories of high density polyethylene are
high-molecuar weight polyethylene (HMW-HDPE), and ultrahigh-
molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE).
HDPE (high density polyethylene) Applications:
• Blow molded bottles for milk, juice, water, etc.
• Injection molded housewares
• Industrial pails, food containers
• Extruded water and gas distribution pipe
• Wire insulation
• Structural-foam housing
• Trash containers
• Dump carts
• Pallets
• Agricultural tanks
• Highway barriers
• Water and waste-water tanks for caravans

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