King StarBoard® XL is a lighter, more economical version of the popular King StarBoard®.
This 100% virgin marine-grade polymer has a high density polyethylene cap and a closed cellular inner core which has an excellent surface finish that looks good enough to use in high-visibility applications where structural strength and a finished edge are not important. King StarBoard® XL sheets are up to 30% lighter in weight than King StarBoard, and are made with the same textured surface and colors for a perfect match.
As with King StarBoard®, King StarBoard® XL is made with the exclusive K-Stran® process for superior consistency and flatness, and has a thickness tolerance of plus or minus 5% (unlike ordinary polymer sheets that use 10% as an acceptable tolerance).
Fabricating and finishing King Starboard XL is easy with standard woodworking tools. King Starboard XL forms easily for smooth curves and bends. Since there is no grain pattern, parts can be cut from any part of the sheet, virtually eliminating waste (meaning greater economy versus wood).
King Starboard is specially formulated to withstand the rigors of harsh outdoor marine environments. It is UV-stabilized to resist damage and retain its beauty, even after years of direct sunlight. It does not splinter, crack, delaminate, rot, swell, or absorb water like traditional materials. Even under heavy foot traffic on yacht decks, it remains virtually maintenance-free. In addition, there is no need to stain or paint.
Warm colors, rot resistance, UV inhibitors, and ease of fabrication make King Starboard® XL the material of choice for cabinetry. It can be machined and worked just like wood with woodworking tools.
[General HDPE Spec Sheet]
Easy to fabricate and machine
Unique (closed-cell) cellular marine-grade sheet
Weighs 30% less than traditional King Starboard
Resistant to rotting, swelling, splintering and delaminate
Environmentally stabilized for harsh sun and marine environments
Resistant to odor, acid, alcohol and bases
Easy to clean
Matte-textured finish on both sides