High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
PRO-FORM offers an extra high molecular weight – HDPE as standard. The higher molecular weight in this material results in excellent engineering properties, which are listed below.
PRO-FORM’s polyethylene can be processed in many ways. It is most commonly thermo-formed into a range of products but in many cases, it is fabricated like traditional materials such as wood or steel. Because HDPE is easy to weld and cut, it is increasingly used as an alternative to steel, stainless steel, aluminium, fibreglass, and wood.
PRO-FORM also offers PE-100 grade of polyethylene on request. If you require further information on this or any grades of HDPE please get in touch with our team.
PRO-FORM HDPE Specifications & Engineering
- Resistance to corrosive chemicals
- Very low moisture absorption
- Excellent impact resistance
- Excellent abrasion resistance
- Good melt strength – particularly good for vacuum forming
- Good rigidity
- Excellent ESCR
PRO-FORM HDPE Capabilities
- Available in a range of widths and gauge sizes
- Supplied in sheets or rolls
- Colour match to any Pantone code
- Co-extrusion up to 3 layers available
- UV resistance available with a UV pack or colour matched master-batch.
- Additives available such as fire retardants.
- Available in smooth, levant or haircell finish
Common HDPE Applications
Recreational / Other
- HDPE is fully recyclable using the plastic code 2
- PRO-FORM practice lean manufacturing and re-use HDPE off-cuts into internal applications
- PRO-FORM offer end-of-life solutions such as HDPE off-cuts to be supplied back to PRO-FORM.
- PRO-FORM are actively seeking new opportunities to use recycled HDPE materials. If you know of any potential HDPE recycling products or projects then please get in touch, they’d love to talk.