Polyethylene

HDPE & LDPE

(High Density and Low Density Polyethylene)Plastic Rod from .250" - 19.0" and larger


Both materials are in the Polyolefin family of plastics, along with Polypropylene (PolyPro) and UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight). Manufactured by a variety of manufacturers under the names: Polyboard®, Polymar®, Hostalen®, Polystone®, Hitec®, Sanatec®, Sanalite®, Ultra Ethylux®, Polycarve®, and Densetec®.

For great abrasion resistance, very low density and FDA/NSF compliance, Polyethylene is an excellent choice.

Occasionally we are asked for the difference between Acetal – Delrin and HDPE – here is an explanation.

Still not sure HDPE/LDPE Polyethylene is the proper material for your application, consult our free Plastic Materials Selection Guide.

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  • Why use HDPE/LDPE in your applications:

    Using our HDPE sheet as a cutting board? Read more about HDPE Cutting Boards here.

    This materials is…exhibit high impact strength, abrasion resistance and low coefficient of friction. Very light weight (density of .91 – .96) and extremely durable. FDA and NSF approved for food contact. Low forming temperature for ease of vacuum or thermo-forming.

    • Self Lubricating and Low Co-Efficient of Friction
    • Very High Chemical Resistance
    • Low Specific Gravity (Floats in Water)
    • Can be Heat Welded or RF Welded
    • High Impact Strength and Energy Absorption
    • Excellent Wear Resistance and FDA/NSF Approved
    • Exceptional Low Temperature – Brittle at -110ºF

    Still not sure HDPE/LDPE Polyetheylene is the proper material for your application, consult our free Plastic Materials Selection Guide.

  • Applications – Frequently used in:

    • Cutting Board and Food Preparation Surfaces
    • FDA, USDA, NSF Compliant Machined Parts
    • Heat Formed and Vacuum Formed Parts
    • Dasher Board For Ice Rinks – Impact Parts
    • Welded Tanks, Hoppers, Silo Linings and Slide Chutes
    • Chemical and Structural Tanks and Covers
    • Food Processing Equipment, Valve and Pump Components

    Still not sure HDPE/LDPE Polyetheylene is the proper material for your application, consult our free Plastic Materials Selection Guide.

    These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.

  • Materials Available As:

    Extruded Sheet:

    .030 – 2.0″ in 48″ X 96″ Smooth Surfaces Natural Sheet in HDPE, 1″ max. for LDPE

    Black available in many sizes of HDPE

    Film:

    .015″ – .060″ in 48″ wide Natural

    Rod:

    .250″ – 10″ diameter in Natural HDPE – 96″ lengths

    From 12″ and up to 30″ diameter in 48″ lengths or 39″ lengths in HDPE

    Black is available in many sizes of HDPE

    Tube:

    .250″ OD – 10″ OD in various wall thicknesses. Most available in HDPE and many in LDPE

    Special Formulations:

    Conductive, Static Dissipative, Custom sizes, Formulations, Profiles or Colors.

    These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.

  • HDPE/LDPE Sheet and HDPE Rod are a common plastic ‘building block’, used in numerous applications. From model making to FDA compliant parts. In stock and ready to ship, cut to size or we can provide ‘blanks’ to ease your production.

    Typical Material Properties:

    General Property ASTM
    Test
    Typical Value HDPE Typical Value LDPE
    Specific Gravity D792 .941 – .965
    .91 – .925
    Tensile Strength Yield D638 3,800 – 5,500
    1,400 – 2,000
    Izod Impact – Notched D256 2.0 – 3.5
    >16
    Vicat Softening Temp D1525 257ºF 219ºF
    Hardness – Rockwell D785 D60 -70
    D42 – 50
    Continuous Use Temp
    -100 – 180ºF
    174ºF
    Deflection Temp @ 66 psi D648 171 124
    Co. Thermal Expansion D696 7X10-5 4.6 -5.5X10-5

    These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied

  • “Thank you for suggesting Polyethylene plastics for our cutting surface. Works great. Took home a few of our remnants, and my wife loves them for cutting in the kitchen” – Eddie T.

    “We have been using your LDPE for our metal bending press, and it works great. This prevents the press from scratching or denting the metal as we been it. Thanks for the help” – Robert P.


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  • Available in Natural (Milky White)
    Available in Natural (Milky White)
    Available in Natural (Milky White)
    Available in Natural (Milky White)
    Available in Natural (Milky White)
    Available in Natural (Milky White)
    Available in Natural (Milky White)
    Available in Natural (Milky White)
    Available in Natural (Milky White)

These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.
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