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HDPE

HDPE | ENGINEERING PLASTICS ONLINE

 HDPE or high density polyethylene is a rigid, high tensile strength plastics that belongs to the semi-crystalline polyethylene family. HDPE series 80 is one of the most widely produced plastics in the world and is used in applications ranging for films, tubes, plastic parts, laminates, etc. in the mining, oil/gas, agriculture, marine, chemical storage and food industries as it is resistant to both hot and cold extremes.

HDPE series 100 is used for a wide variety of applications including drinking water service, rural irrigation and stock watering; mining, slurry and gas lines; and, sewerage and drainage systems.

Available in Series 80 and 100, rod and sheet.

Brand: Dynex

 

HDPE IS USED FOR: PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Chemical tanks
  • Cutting boards for food preparation
  • Water pipe flanges
  • Outdoor and indoor playground system
  • Marine construction (pile guards, bumpers, anti-skid surfaces)
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Light duty tank
  • Chute and bin linings
  • Outdoor cabinetry and furniture
  • FDA approved
  • Easy to weld using thermoplastic welding equipment
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Excellent surface for food preparation
  • Good chemical and corrosion resistance
  • Easy to fabricate and machine
  • Low weight

 

 

 

FAQ:

 

Is HDPE harmful?

Neither production nor use of HDPE creates any harmful emissions. HDPE doesn’t leak any chemicals into the soil or water either.

Is HDPE flexible?

Yes, it is flexible but more rigid than LDPE.

How strong is HDPE?

HDPE has remarkably high strength-to-density ratio. The density of HDPE can range from 930 to 970 kg/m3

Is HDPE recyclable?

Yes, HDPE is one of the most commonly recycled plastics around the world.

What are the limitations of HDPE?

 
  • Poor temperature capability.
  • High thermal expansion.
  • Poor weathering resistance.
  • Subject to stress cracking.
  • Difficult to bond.
 
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