HDPE - High Density Polyethylene

Black / Select / 48" x 96" / Non-textured
Sold by: Precision Plastics | SKU: 567584930

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Property: High Density Polyethylene -  (HDPE)

Density: 0.0335 lbs./in. 3| 57.9 lbs./ft.3

Tensile Yield Strength: 4000

Other Colors:  White, Black, Natural 

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Material Overview 

HDPE is a very durable thermoplastic that is one of the most versatile and commonly used plastics in the country. It is a form of polyethylene known for its high strength-to-density ratio, which means it’s super strong without being heavy. It has high impact strength and is resistant to abrasions. HDPE is also an easy plastic to machine.

HDPE is very similar to UHMW in that both have high impact resistance, are used in the food & beverage industry, and hold up well against corrosive chemicals. However, HDPE is often the more economical choice when formability and cost efficiency are the primary factors. 

HIGH IMPACT RESISTANCE - HDPE has very good impact resistance as well as scratch resistance. It’s great for applications that require durability, such as lining industrial chutes and truck beds.

EASY TO WORK WITH - Though tough, HDPE is easy to fabricate. Thanks to its high melting point, HDPE can withstand higher temperatures than many other thermoplastics. However, once it reaches its melting point, it is easy to form and mold. 

CORROSION RESISTANCE - HDPE has good resistance to corrosive chemicals, has low water absorption, and is highly resistant to molding and mildewing. This makes it ideal for use in piping, fuel tanks, and bottles. Additionally, some grades have FDA approval and are used in the food industry. 


  • High strength-to-density ratio
  • High impact resistance
  • Easy to form & fabricate
  • cost efficient
  • good resistance to corrosive materials
  • low water absorption
  • used in 3-D printing

Specifications

HDPE sheets come in the standard sizes below. However, we understand your project may not require a full sheet. Don’t sweat it. We will cut to your exact specs.

Sizing
48” x 120”¼”
48” x 120”⅜”
48” x 120”½”
48” x 120”¾”
48” x 120”1”
HDPE
Density (lbs./in.3 | lbs./ft.3)0.0343 | 59.279
Moisture Absorption @ Saturation
<0.1%
Tensile Yield Strength (psi)
4000
Flexural Modulus (psi)175,000
Izod Impact (ft-lbs./in.)3.5
Linear Thermal Expansion6 x 10-5 ft.-lbs./in.
Hardness, Shore D65
Hardness, Rockwell
R65
Melting Temperature
260℉
Maximum Operating Temperature180℉
Dielectric Strength (V/mil) ⅛” 450 - 500
Affixable PropertiesMech**

The information contained herein includes typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. This information should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Field testing is recommended for any application.

*Chem is an abbreviation for chemically affixed with glues, chemicals, or adhesives.
**Mech is an abbreviation for mechanically affixed bonding.

CNC Machinery Different Sheet Sizes Anything You Want

Don’t need a full sheet? No problem. We can cut to your specifications and you can pick up the same day.
Confirm your specs. Wait a few minutes. Then walk out with your pieces. It’s really that simple.

Applications 

HDPE is known for its high strength-to-density ratio and durability. Its ability to be easily machined and formed makes it ideal for a number of common and not so common applications. 

  • Packaging crates
  • Food cutting boards
  • Milk & juice bottles
  • Conduit spacers
  • Jerrycans
  • Fuel tanks
  • Toys & playground equipment
  • Fireworks
  • Boating seats, floors, & walkways

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