Polyethylene is a thermoplastic polymer that has a varied crystalline structure that is used in virtually almost all industries. Polymershapes is the leading plastic distributor of polyethylene plastic variants in sheet, rod, and tube form. Call 866-43-PSHAPES (77427) for more information or to order polyethylene plastic for your application.
Our company has been the leading plastics supplier for over 70 years. We have plastic distribution’s most knowledgeable and highly trained sales and customer service team. Our network of stocking facilities, located throughout the Americas, enables our customers access to extensive local inventory from world-class supplier partners, and we can provide same day delivery in many areas.
Polyethylene is a more expensive plastic than polypropylene. Polypropylene plastic is commonly used as a cheaper plastic for part applications. Our staff can assist you in making decisions about which thermoplastic material would be best for your intended use. Polyethylene plastic is not available for 3D printing material; however, it can be CNC machined and vacuum formed.
There are many different types of polyethylene plastic and each varies by its degree of crystallinity. Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is less crystalline than High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW) is an extremely dense polyethylene with a molecular weight that is about 10 times that of High Density Polyethylene plastic.
We offer easy to use tools on our website that are designed to assist you in making quick calculations: such as the Gauge Convertor, Impact Load, Rabbet Depth Calculator, Shrinkage Calculator, and the Temperature Convertor.