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High density polyethylene available from Pacific West Corporation

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Polyethylene is available in several grades from Pacific West Corporation. All grades of Polyethylene have similar properties and perform along similar lines, but as the grades of these plastic products increase, so does the quality, performance and of course the price, as is the case with several plastic products and their grades.

When the molecular weight increases in the Polyethylene family, their characteristics also increase and enhanced performance is achieved. All the types of Polyethylenes are lightweight and have good chemical resistance and do not absorb water.

Polyethylenes are used where componentry is required to be in direct contact with foodstuffs and also is made into parts subject to high impact stresses.

HDPE product description

Polyethylene 300 high density polyethylene (HDPE) is a rigid material, which is available in large sheets for general use in plant engineering, tank construction and the wastewater industry, where all round chemical resistance and weather ability are required.

Key features and benefits of Polyethylene 300:

  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Low co-efficient of friction
  • High surface release properties
  • High chemical resistance
  • Good impact resistance
  • Good damping properties
  • Good wear resistant material
  • Cheaper than nylon
  • Weldable and suitable for fabrication
  • Light weight and easy to handle without special equipment
  • Physiologically inert so approved for food applications
  • Electrical insulation as it is a good insulator
  • Weatherproof as it will not absorb water
  • Chemical resistance as resists corrosive chemicals (For example Sulphuric Acid and Caustic Soda)
  • Withstands temperatures of –50 to +80 degrees centigrade

Applications of Polyethylene 300:

  • Componentry in direct contact with foodstuffs
  • Cutting boards
  • Commercial cutting boards in abattoirs
  • Spacers between steel plates
  • Washers
  • Butchers preparation tables
  • Poultry processing plants

Polyethylene is available from Pacific West in the following sizes:

Polyethylene 300 sheet

  • Natural and black
  • Thickness: 1.5 - 100 mm
  • Sizes: 2000 x 1000 mm
  • 3000 x 1500 mm

Polyethylene 300 rod

  • Natural and black
  • Outside diameter: 10 - 250 mm

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