HDPE, or ‘High Density Polyethylene’, is a popular yet often underestimated engineering plastic sheet that is suitable for a variety of commercial and domestic applications where a very lightweight, strong and economical plastic sheet is required. Each HDPE sheet has a remarkable impact strength and can be machined easily with the right tools, making it an incredibly useful and versatile plastic material.
Available in a wide range of different colours, our HDPE sheets are available cut to size or in a range of standard pre-cut sizes; in case you are unsure just how much material you will need or if you would prefer to fabricate it yourself. What's more, each sheet of HDPE is available in a range of thicknesses from 3mm to 20mm, so you'll be able to order exactly what you need for whatever purpose you have in mind.
The benefits of high-density polyethylene are numerous, but one of the most important to note is that the material can be recycled when whatever you have used it for is no longer required. This also means that any surplus material you have left over after fabrication can still be put to good use; rather than sitting around your workshop as scrap for years or going to waste in a landfill.
Also known as PEHD, high-density Polyethylene sheets such as these are incredibly resistant to chemical damage, making them ideal for a great many possible applications. One of the most common areas in which HDPE is used is the food industry, but it is also not unusual for it to be used to fabricate plastic furniture, piping, electrical insulators, firework tubes and protective apparel; to name but a few examples.
The properties of high-density polyethylene remain impressive even when the material is used in conditions well below freezing. This is why HDPE sheets have also become a firm favourite amongst those in the leisure, automotive and industrial industries, as they find the versatility that this engineering plastic material has to offer extremely attractive.
High-density polyethylene will excel in a great many situations, but if you would like to discuss your needs with us or get some advice on whether or not our HDPE sheets are in fact the best engineering plastic for your particular project, please contact us by email or give us a call.