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High Density Polyethylene, more commonly referred to as HDPE, is a machinable thermoplastic known for its high strength-to-density ratio, long term durability and light weight. HDPE's toughness and flexibility make it one of the most commonly used plastics in the United States today.
HDPE is also known by brand names including King Starboard®, King Starlite®, ColorCore®, Proteus®, PE2Print®, Corrtec®, Playboard® and Designboard®.
HDPE features high impact strength, moisture, stain, and odor resistances. HDPE will not splinter, rot or absorb harmful bacteria, and is extremely resistant to cleaning agents.
HDPE's durability, versatility and high tolerances to many substances and environments make it an outstanding material for a wide variety of applications. HDPE has a low coefficient of friction and can be easily cut, machined, welded, and thermoformed for easy fabrication.
With a low coefficient of friction, long term durability, as well as high impact strength, it's no wonder HDPE is the product of choice for so many applications within marine biology, packaging, industrial, plumbing, food and beverage, consumer industries, and more.
Note: HDPE is an industrial grade plastic and does not come with protective masking. Scratches and scuffs on black HDPE rods are considered acceptable and are not a valid reason for returning this material.