HDPE High Density Polyethylene Sheet
ePlastics® carries all sizes of HDPE sheet up to 96" x 240" and can cut to size or machine with CNC routers to any desired shape.
Densetec brand High Density Polyethelyne sheet exhibits properties such as high impact strength, abrasion resistance, and a low coefficient of friction. The material is also moisture, stain, and odor resistant, and is FDA approved for use in the food processing industry. The material's durability makes it ideally suited for a variety of applications such as water tanks, chute linings, bottle/bottle cap production and numerous other industrial uses. Borated HDPE offers radiation protection in nuclear facility applications.
Rigidity and tensile strength of the HDPE resins are considerably higher than those of the low and medium density materials. Impact strength is slightly lower, as is to be expected in a stiffer material. Values remain high when compared to those of many other thermoplastic materials, especially at low temperatures.
Applications of HDPE range from film products to large, blow molded industrial containers. The largest market area is in blow molded containers for packaging milk, fruit juices, water, detergents and various household and industrial liquid products. Other major uses include high quality, injection molded housewares, industrial pails, food containers and tote boxes, extruded water and gas distribution pipe, and wire insulation.
Mechanically ground HDPE resins are used to rotationally mold large, complex shaped products such as fuel tanks, trash containers, dump carts, pallets, agricultural tanks, highway barriers and water and waste tanks for RVs. Additionally, HDPE sheet is often extruded with a pebble finish and is used as a cutting board in a variety of industry markets (meat packing, butchering, etc.), as well as for home use.