HDPE is short for High Density Polyethylene. HDPE can be pigmented or unpigmented, that means it comes in assorted colors. HDPE is known for its large strength-to-density ratio. HDPE pipe is preferred by pyrotechnics trades for mortars over PVC or steel, being more safe and durable.
HDPE has a resistance to most solvents
This makes HDPE the go to plastic pipe for agricultural pipe, detergents, hose hold and industrial chemicals. HDPE also harder and opaquer and can withstand higher temperatures.
Difference between HDPE, MDPE and LDPE
- HDPE stands for High Density Polyethylene
- MDPE stands for Medium Density Polyethylene
- LDPE stands for Low Density Polyethylene
Recycled HDPE is used to make:
- Recycling bins
- And more