Plastim Polyethylene HDPE - PE300

HDPE - PE 300

Overview

High Density Polyethylene (HD-PE300) has excellent impact strength, even at temperatures as low as -30ºC. Coupled with low coefficient of friction and ease of fabrication, HD-PE300 is widely used in automotive, leisure and industrial applications and is particularly suitable for the fabrication of tanks, silos, hoppers etc. HD-PE300 can also be supplied to colour matched, talc-filed and conductive forms.

Benefits:

High abrasion resistance.
Low friction coefficient.
Low specific gravity.
Easily machinability.
High chemical resistance, typical of the polyolefins.
Shock resistance is good even at low temperatures.
Being physiologically inert, it's approved for food contact by the most important standards organisations.
Good electrical properties.
Weatherproof.

Weaknesses:

Compared to the engineering plastics it has lower thermal and mechanical properties, such as tensile stress, flexural and compressive strength.
Compared to high molecular weight PE, it is more rigid and its resistance to continuous shock is therefore lower.

Applications:

The low friction coefficient and its non-hygroscopicity make it suitable for use as a bearing or mechanical parts with low loads, even when operating in water. However, it's widely used for components in food machinery and manufacturing.