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(Also known as High-density polyethylene)

oem08HDPE is a commonly used standard polyethylene. HDPE is used in various types of applications where great impact and tensile strength are needed while absorbing little moisture and being corrosion resistant. Typically material can be extruded up to 1” thick and pressed to make thicker sheets. Skiving is a method of pressing large billet of material then skiving (cutting) the desired thickness out of the larger billet. This typically is not the desired process for flatness critical applications. Typical applications include orthotic and prosthetic devices, tanks, light duty wear strips and chain guides or thermoformed applications.


  • Very low co-efficient of friction
  • Very high surface release properties
  • High chemical resistance
  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Very good damping properties
  • Weldable plastic
  • Excellent abrasion resistance

Common Uses:

  • Water, Milk & Juice Jugs
  • Yogurt & Margarine Tubs
  • Bottles for detergent & household cleaners
  • Drums
  • Fuel tanks for automobiles
  • Pipe and processing equipment
  • Wire and cable insulations

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