Properties of HDPE sheet:
High Density Polyethylene sheet exhibits the properties of high impact strength, abrasion resistance, and low coefficient of friction. The material is also moisture, stain and odor resistant, and is FDA approved to be used in the food processing industry. The material's durability makes it ideally suited for a variety of applications such as water tanks, chute linings and numerous industrial uses. Borated HDPE offers radiation protection in nuclear facility applications
Rigidity and tensile strength of the HDPE resins are considerably higher than those of the low and medium density materials. Impact strength is slightly lower, as is to be expected in a stiffer material. Values remain high, however, especially at low temperatures, when compared to those of many other thermoplastic materials.
Applications of HDPE sheet:
Applications of HDPE range from film products to large, blow molded industrial containers. The largest market area is in blow molded containers for packaging milk, fruit juices, water, detergents and various household and industrial liquid products. Other major uses include high-quality, injection molded housewares, industrial pails, food containers and tote boxes; extruded water and gas distribution pipe, wire insulation and structuralfoam housings.
Mechanically ground HDPE resins are used to rotationally mold large, complex shaped products such as fuel tanks, trash containers, dump carts, pallets, agricultural tanks, highway barriers and water and waste tanks for RVs. Additionally, HDPE sheet is often extruded with a pebble finish and is used as a cutting board in a variety of industry markets (meat packing, butchering, etc.), as well as for home use.