A Myriad Of Uses For The Humble HDPE Sheet
High Density Polyethylene Sheet has a variety of domestic and industrial uses. Within the South African context the material is extensively used in the construction and mining industries where its water and chemical resistance has made it the material of choice for a wide variety of applications. For instance an HDPE sheet can be used to form a barrier between water being transported via canal from one site to another.
In a country as water poor as South Africa a significant amount of water loss can be prevented through the use of long sections of HDPE sheet. To get a better idea of what HDPE looks and feels like take a look at some of the bottle tops and even refillable bottles that are on sale in South Africa. HDPE can be formed into just about any shape and its properties make it ideal for consumables such as milk bottles and laundry detergent bottles where its resistance to chemical damage is a boon to the detergent manufacturers.
HDPE sheet can also be formed into various items for industrial use, such as valves, fittings and pipes where its unique combination of strength and resistance to chemical degradation and to some extent high temperatures has made it the material of choice in mining applications as well as construction. HDPE is also used as corrosion protection for costly steel piping, extending the working life of pipes used in a variety of industries significantly.
An HDPE sheet can also be cut to smaller sizes to serve humbler roles in our homes. Next time you are considering purchasing a cutting board for the kitchen and are at a loss to choose between a material that looks like plastic and the traditional wooden cutting board the plastic like material is a small HDPE sheet, derived from petroleum and ready to serve as a trusty kitchen helper for years to come.
If you would like to know how an HDPE sheet can benefit your domestic or industrial applications then contact us.