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HDPE/LDPE

Engineering-grade plastics for high wear applications.

HDPE and LDPE cover both ends of the application spectrum, from those requiring excellent impact resistance and durability to those requiring flexibility and tensity. In high wear environments, HDPE and LDPE resist stress cracking, moisture and chemicals for enhanced part integrity. Both materials are easily machined, fabricated and thermoformed.

 

HDPE

Description

  • High-density polyethelyne
  • Lightweight

Properties

  • Resists abrasion, corrosion, stains and odors
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • High impact strength and durability up to 180°F
  • Easy to clean and disinfect
  • Good tensile strength and stiffness
  • FDA approved for food processing/handling
  • Easily extruded or pressed
  • Vacuum formable

Applications

  • Fluid storage and handling
  • Anti-corrosive tanks and wall protection
  • Cutting boards
  • High-wear industrial uses

Industries

  • Food processing
  • Chemical

 

LDPE

Description

  • Low-density polyethelyne
  • Soft surface

Properties

  • Good toughness at a variety of temperatures
  • Good formability and pliability
  • Exceptional resistance to stress cracking
  • Low tensile strength
  • Meets ASTM D1248-Type 1, Class A, Category 5

Applications

  • Orthotics
  • Prosthetics

Industries

  • Chemical
  • Medical