Your strongest everyday plastic. High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) sheets are very strong against impact, abrasion resistant, and exhibit a low friction coefficient. This material is also moisture, stain, and odor resistant, and is FDA approved for use in the food processing industry (especially for cutting boards). Material durability makes it a perfect match for a variety of applications such as water tanks, parachute coatings, bottles / bottle cap production and various other industries. Boron HDPE offers radiation protection in nuclear facility applications.
The rigidity and tensile strength of HDPE resins are much higher than those of low and medium density materials. the impact strength is slightly lower, as expected in rigid materials. Values remain high when compared to people from various other thermoplastic materials, especially at low temperatures.
Mechanical soil HDPE resins are used for rotationally molded large, complex shaped products such as fuel tanks, garbage containers, garbage carts, pallets, agricultural tanks, road and water barriers and waste tanks for RVs. In addition, HDPE sheets are often extruded with gravel finishes and are used as cutting boards in various industrial markets such as meat packing, cutting, and more.