HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), part of the polyolefin family of materials, is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic material, with a continuous use temperature range of -50° F (-46° C) to 180° F (82° C). It is categorized as a standard material, and offers high impact strength, high chemical resistance, and very low water absorption.
HDPE offers strength and rigidity for a wide variety of applications requiring basic engineering plastic performance. In all its forms, HDPE is highly processable and can be worked by cutting, deep drawing, riveting, milling, hot and cold forming, drilling, laser cutting, die cutting, welding, and routing. It displays high chemical resistance against many basic solvents, greases, waxes, and acids but limited resistance against strong oxidation agents. It offers excellent smoothness and anti-adhesive properties. HDPE is not a good candidate for gluing. Mechanical fastening is an option, but it is preferable to join by hot air or nitrogen welding, or by ultrasonic, laser, and infrared welding.
Polymershapes can meet your HDPE needs with sheet, rod and tube from leading edge suppliers including Quadrant Engineering Plastics. We have the material you need in standard and custom sizes. And we are your “one-stop shop” for additional value-added services that can help you stand out versus your competition, with a variety of conversion and fabrication services at our local facilities and in conveniently located centers featuring state of the art technology. Our experienced teams are eager to exceed your expectations with best-in-class customer service and convenience.
Make Polymershapes your go-to source for meeting your HDPE needs. Or let us help you select the ideal materials for your needs from our vast inventory of plastics and associated products — Contact your local Polymershapes facility today for more information!