As per our Shipping and Returns Policy, custom cuts and fabricated parts are non-returnable. If you need an over- or undersized item, note it under "Comments" during Checkout. Cut-to-size orders have an acceptable cut tolerance of 1/8" (0.125"), so clarify if the adjustment is to be made on the (+) or (-) side of the saw blade.Please review our full return and shipping policy here.
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Since custom cuts and fabricated parts are non-refundable, be very careful while measuring your dimensions. As each cut is nominal, even the slightest miscalculation could be costly.
How to Use a Measuring Tape
Extend your tape measure several inches to find the 1 and 2 inch markers. In between the inch markers you’ll find 16 equally spaced tick marks.
Measure by counting the increments beyond the nearest inch. As the increments decrease, so does the length of the mark. For example, 1/2" has a bigger mark than 1/4" which has a bigger mark than 1/8". The smallest mark follows at 1/16". Please be aware that some measuring tapes may have even smaller increments.
Features of a Measuring Tape: Sliding End Hook
The sliding end hook is designed for two different types of measurements. An outside measurement (where the hook of the tape hangs over an edge), requires the hook to slide out a bit to account for the thickness of the material. When making an inside measurement (where the hook will push up against a surface), the clip slides in, again, accounting for its thickness. The measuring tape self-adjusts to guarantee an accurate measurement (as far as the tape is concerned).
Interstate Plastics is proud to carry High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), 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®.
Durability HDPE features high impact strength, moisture, stain, and odor resistances, and is FDA approved to be used in the food processing industry. HDPE will not splinter, rot or absorb harmful bacteria, and is extremely resistant to cleaning agents.
Machinability 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.
Storage Ability 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 HDPE rods are considered acceptable and are not a valid reason for returning this material.
Acid, odor, moisture, mildew and stain resistances
Extremely easy to machine, fabricate
Excellent chemical resistance to acids, alcohols and bases
Excellent long term durability
Great weather resistance
High impact strength
Good flexibility and toughness
Warning: This product may have sharp edges and points. Contact may result in injury. Handle with care.
Disclaimer: Interstate Plastics makes no representations about any of its products that are modified in any way after they leave its possession, nor do its representations apply when any of its products are improperly used or stored.
Each customer of Interstate Plastics bears full responsibility for making its own determination as to the suitability of each material, product, recommendation or advice provided by Interstate Plastics. Each customer of Interstate Plastics must identify and perform all tests and analyses necessary to assure that its finished parts incorporating materials from Interstate Plastics will be safe and suitable for use under end-use conditions.
bottles, bottle caps, food containers, plastic bags, bins, laundry detergent bottles, fuel tanks, watering cans, lawn and garden products, storage sheds, geomembranes for hydraulic applications (such as canals and bank reinforcements) and chemical containment.
chemical resistant piping systems, corrosion protection for steel pipelines, geothermal heat transfer piping systems, water pipes for domestic water supply, agricultural processes
mechanical parts, tank linings, wear strips
swimming pool installations, backpacking frames, banners, folding chairs and tables, hard hats, hula hoops, plastic lumber, fireworks