HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE)

Advantages

  1. Chemical resistance
  2. Good electricals
  3. Light

Limitations

  1. Poor heat resistance
  2. Relatively low physicals
  3. Soft surface

Overview

High density polyethylene has good chemical resistance and electrical properties, but it has a high thermal expansion and tends to fail under mechanical and thermal stress.

Glass reinforcement improves its thermal expansion, strength, rigidity and temperature resistance. As with most other polymer systems, the increase in flexural modulus is related to the glass fiber content.

Tensile strength is increased with glass reinforcement, as is flexural strength.