Introduction of HDPE sheet:
HDPE (High-density polyethylene) is the most common plastic sheet on the market. It is also very durable in the harsh northern Canadian climate. HDPE is available with very high UV protection to withstand many years in direct sunlight. This type of sheet is commonly known
as puck board, and is used in applications like automotive racking, general commercial manufacturing, food industry, fishing industry,
marine applications, home and garden, transportation, agricultural stabling and buildings. King Star Board or Boar Board is also an HDPE
product, which is of even higher quality. HDPE sheets are available in many different colors, thicknesses and sheet sizes.
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.