3 Important Facts About HDPE Plastic Sheets

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3 Important Facts About HDPE Plastic Sheets

3 Important Facts About HDPE Plastic Sheets

30 August 2021
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HDPE is a reliable, versatile, and cost-effective material. For decades, manufacturers worldwide have realized its benefits and have started to incorporate it into their production processes for various applications. It is becoming an increasingly popular choice. You can find HDPE plastic at supermarket checkout stands, park benches, playground equipment, grocery carts, and flower pots just about everywhere.

HDPE plastic has been around since the 1950s, and chemists originally developed it for use in milk cartons and bottles. The majority of items made with HDPE are soft - from thin-walled water bottles to thick containers for yogurt or sour cream – even trash receptacles like the ones that hold your garbage bag out on the curb every week. Here are three important facts about HDPE plastic that make it so useful for manufacturing.

1. Chemical Resistance

HDPE plastic is resistant to many organic solvents, oils, greases, and alkalis. It has good resistance to steam and other gases. It has very low moisture absorption. It retains its strength in high humidity conditions. 

HDPE is very resistant to chemicals. It does not rust easily; therefore, its life cycle is longer than other materials like metal or wood, which may need to be replaced more frequently due to corrosion problems in certain conditions like rain and humidity.

2. Environmentally Friendly

Because HDPE is so flexible, it has a low melting point, and therefore it's recycled into new products easily. The fact that you can recycle it up to 10 times without losing its properties means that less plastic will need to be produced for future use, reducing the cost and environmental impact of producing new plastics.

3. Limitless Uses

High-density polyethylene plastic has numerous applications ranging from water and gas pipes to bottles and chemical containers. Its versatility makes it easy to adapt to many different functions. You can use it for a wide variety of applications. You can find it in food industry containers like milk bottles and juice bottles.

In the transportation industry, you can find it from pipe systems for gas and oil delivery to underground piping. It's also a part of industrial machinery components such as tanks and drums. You can even find it in consumer durable goods like furniture.

HDPE is also combined with other materials to produce the following items: plastic bags, garden furniture, window profiles, beer kegs, water pipes, etc. With this material being so versatile, it is relatively inexpensive compared to other materials like metal or wood, which require more complex manufacturing processes giving HDPE its crucial advantage over other materials.

Talk to a company like Sandhill Plastics to order HDPE sheets.

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