materials

HDPE

HDPE stands for high-density polyethylene. It is a thermoplastic with excellent moisture and chemical resistance, good impact strength, and a large strength-to-density ratio. This material is resistant to weather factors and is therefore often used for outdoor applications.

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Features and applications

Features

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a common material choice for commercial polymer applications. HDPE is part of the Polyethylene (PE) family of thermoplastic polymers with variable crystalline structure.

Color
White & Natural
Process
CNC
Advantages

Cost-effective.
Can withstand temperatures from -148 to 176 degrees Fahrenheit.
Non-leaching.
UV-resistant.
Dishwasher safe.
Resistant to most chemical solvents.
Stiff material.

Disadvantages

Poor weathering resistance
Flammable
Sensitive to stress cracking
Difficult to bond

Industry application recommendation

Prototyping, Tooling, Fixturing, and Casings.

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