The Advantages Of HDPE Sheeting
If your company is looking for heat and chemical resistant cladding for piping systems or waste management then the solution might just lie in High Density Polyethylene Sheeting (or HDPE sheeting). This material is a thermoplastic which is derived from petroleum and has found favour in a variety of different industrial sectors due to the ease with which it can be shaped and the fact that it is commonly recycled, making it suitable for a variety of ‘green’ applications.
Many of us are used to encountering HDPE in our everyday lives in the form of bottle tops, or serving unseen as the material that fuel tanks for motor vehicles is constructed of. HDPE sheeting is extensively used in sanitary landfills where it prevents soil and groundwater contamination. Its highly chemical resistant nature makes it the ideal material for such applications. We also encounter HDPE sheeting in our homes and in industrial settings as one of the most popular uses for HDPE sheeting is in the manufacture of wood / plastic composites which can be sued for everything from kitchen cupboard fittings to waterproofing in areas where sensitive equipment is being used in close proximity to heated water.
HDPE sheeting also has a number of other more mundane uses. In the kitchen small pieces of HDPE sheeting are used as cutting boards. The use of HDPE sheeting for this purpose is due to the high tensile strength of the material as well as its resistance to nicks, cuts and abrasion. HDPE is also ideal for this function because it is easily cleaned meaning that there is less risk of cross contamination of foodstuffs than there is with traditional cutting board materials such as wood.
In the industrial setting HDPE has found a niche in the production of pipes and fittings where it is extensively used due to its resistance to chemical corrosion. It is also used extensively for household water supply. Within both the household and industrial setting HDPE sheeting can also be used as a root barrier, potentially saving a company large amounts of money due to root intrusion into sensitive areas.
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