Shop qualified HDPE sheets, rods and boards. HDPE is meaning High Density Polyethylene. It is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum. During kinds of engineering plastics, HDPE belongs to the cheap but good property plastics. Meanwhile it has wide applications, like plastic bottles, cutting boards, scraper blades, wear strips for equipments, etc. It is known for its very good tensile strength and large strength to density ratio, and it is safe for food, so it can be used in food and package industry freely.


Is HDPE eco-friendly?

HDPE is a sustainable materials, it is recyclable 100%.  So it is friendly to environment, no worry about this.  Even to use it in food industry, still keep the user safe and healthy.  It does not have any toxic substance and tasteless.

What are the advantages of HDPE?

It is absolutely cost effective, and withstand temperature from -200 to 75 degree centigrade.

It is UV resistant, non leaching, light weight, does not absorb water and easy to clean.

It has good strength and impact strength, can be used in some equipment wearing blocks or strips.

What are the disadvantages of HDPE?

It can not withstand heavy duty bearings, it is a little sensitive to stress cracking. If need high strength, we suggest UHMWPE material.

What is HDPE used for?

Commonly it can be used as machines components, insulation material, marine fender products, soundproof material for air conditioner, rink enclosure and food machine, etc. Full size sheets or cut down small pieces are all available.

Is HDPE harmful?

HDPE is pretty safe, it is known as a kind of plastic that with very low health risk variety, according to Chemical Safety Facts.  HDPE material is most often used for jugs, laundry detergents and bottles,  so no worry about its safety.

What is the most forming method of HDPE material?

HDPE is commonly known and referred to HDPE plastic sheets.  It was made under extrusion or pressing to become the lightweight and strong sheets. There are a variety of kinds of HDPE sheets, each kind has own applications and uses. Like HDPE matte sheets, smooth sheets, texture sheets, pipe grade sheet, etc .

What is common applications of HDPE?

Fuel tanks, Telecom ducts, Piping systems, Milk jugs, Shampoo bottles, Bread bags, Hard hats, Water Bottles.

Is HDPE plastic recyclable?

HDPE is a sustainable and friendly material and 100% recyclable. It is recycled making it a popular material for eco friendly plastic production and construction.

Which is better HDPE or polypropylene?

PE and PP has similar price, PE is a little bit higher than PP.

They have similar property, good wear resistance and good impact strength, does not absorb water and light weight.

Their only difference is PP is more harder and stiffer which PE is more toughness. PP is more used for mechanical and welding applications.

Why HDPE becomes popular?

To be frank, HDPE is pretty used with so wide applications, no matter for rigid containers, or flexible forms like bags, all can be made from HDPE material.  It is light weight but super strong, meanwhile it is impact resistant, and it has malleability, via different process method, it can be made with sheets, rods, pipes, injection parts. Extremely enlarge its application range.

Some clients buy it to use for plastic lumber deck in the backyard, it can supplied service for generations of families. Some clients buy it for underground pipes, because it resists mold, mildew, rotting and insects. More and more people realized that, HDPE plastic can be used instead of metal or wood, because of its ” lightweight but strong “.

Is it hard to cut HDPE?

HDPE is easy to cut. One of the great things about HDPE is that you can easily cut or drill it with the tools you already have. For HDPE less than 1/3 inch thick you can cut it with a utility knife. Thicker than 1/3 inch you can cut with a woodworker’s receipt. Cutting is easier if you have a table saw or jigsaw.

Can you cut HDPE with a wood blade?

You can cut HDPE with a wood blade, but the woodworking blade can generate a lot of heat while cutting and cause the HDPE to melt. Ideally, you should use a saw blade marked “PLASTIC NON-MELT”.

How to Cut HDPE Sheets?

If you want to know how to cut HDPE sheets, please check this blog How to cut HDPE Boards?

Is HDPE toxic to humans?

No, HDPE is not toxic to humans. It is a safe and non-toxic material that is commonly used in many consumer products and does not pose any known health hazards to humans. However, it is always recommended to use caution and follow proper handling procedures when working with any type of material.

How long will HDPE last?

The lifespan of HDPE depends on various factors such as exposure to UV light, temperature, and chemicals. On average, HDPE has a lifespan of 50 years or more in appropriate conditions. However, under harsh conditions, the lifespan may be significantly reduced.

Is HDPE good for outdoor use?

Yes, HDPE is a good material for outdoor use because of its resistance to moisture, UV light, and impact damage. It also has a high resistance to chemicals, making it a popular choice for outdoor applications, such as decking, fencing, and playground equipment.

How do you protect HDPE from the sun?

To protect HDPE from the sun, you can use the following methods:

1. Paint or coat the HDPE with UV-resistant material.
2. Install shading devices, such as awnings or canopies, to limit the direct exposure to sunlight.
3. Store the HDPE in a cool, shaded area when not in use.
4. Use UV-resistant HDPE specifically formulated to resist the effects of UV light.
By implementing these methods, you can help to extend the lifespan of HDPE and reduce the risk of warping or degradation due to sun exposure.