Durable, versatile, low cost, abrasion and chemically resistant plastic material
HDPE (high density polyethylene) is available in sheet and rod for applications that require greater strength and stiffness than LDPE (low density polyethylene). It is easy to fabricate and weld using thermoplastic welding equipment and is an excellent choice for fabricated water tanks and chemical tanks.
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48 in x 96 in – 60 in x 120 in
0.062 in – 4 in
24 in x 48 in – 48 in x 96 in
0.0312 in – 0.250 in
0.250 in – 14 in
Natural, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Beige, Blue, Polar White, Mercury Gray, Seafoam, Sandshade
|TEXTURE, SURFACE, PATTERN
||FDA Compliant, UV Resistant, Cutting Board, Marineboard, Playground Board, Pipe Grade
Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade. Custom sizes and colors available upon request.
HDPE Properties and Material Options
HDPE MATERIAL OPTIONS
Cutting board grade HDPE– meets FDA requirements for direct and indirect food contact, is resistant to hot water, and cleaning chemicals, and will not absorb moisture, bacteria or odors.
UV stabilized grade HDPE– performs well in environments where water, UV exposure, and other harsh elements are present, making it a popular choice for playgrounds, outdoor cabinetry, and marine construction.
HDPE for O&P– is somewhat stiffer and tougher than polypro (homopolymer polypropylene) and often used for applications where additional durability and support are required.
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Typical properties of HDPE
|Izod impact (notched)
||ft-lbs/in of notch
|Heat deflection temperature @ 264 psi
|Maximum continuous service temperature in air
|Water absorption (immersion 24 hours)
|Coefficient of linear thermal expansion
Values may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand.
EXPLORE POPULAR PLASTIC MATERIAL COMPARISONS:
- HDPE vs. UHMW — Both are abrasion resistant, but which is right for your specific application?
- HDPE vs. LDPE — One is more rigid while the other is more flexible, but which is right for your specific application?
Need more information about this material? Use our interactive plastic properties table