What is HDPE?

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High-density Polyethilene (HDPE) is a polyethilene thermoplastic made from petroleum. With a high strength-to-density ratio, HDPE is very light, extremely tough, and chemically resistant. HDPE does not absorb water, has good sliding abrasion resistance and is self lubricating. Widely used all over the world and in all industry sectors, HDPE is commonly recycled. This plastic material is marked by  the number “2” as its resin identification code.

Key Benefits of HDPE:

  • Very low co-efficient of friction
  • Very high surface release properties
  • High chemical resistance
  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Very good damping properties
  • Weldable plastic
  • Excellent abrasion resistance

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Some applications of HDPE that we can easily find around us including: swimming pool installation, banners, bottle caps, chemical-resistant piping, food storage containers, fuel tank for vehicles, folding chairs and tables, hard hats, hula hoops, plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic lumber, plastic surgery (skeletal and facial reconstruction), storage sheds, water pipes, and many more.

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Milk jugs and other hollow goods manufactured through blow molding are the most important application area for HDPE. China, where beverage bottles made from HDPE were first imported in 2005, is a growing market for rigid HDPE packaging, as a result of its improving standard of living. In India and other highly populated/ growing nations, infrastructure expansion includes the deployment of pipes and cable insulation made from HDPE. This material is proven to be more advantageous over PVC (which causes possible health and environmental problems), glass, metal, and cardboard.watch full film Burn Motherfucker, Burn! 2017

Koala Box’s packing boxes are made of HDPE. That is the why our green plastic boxes are very strong, inexpensive, smartly-shaped to fulfill your packing needs, and safe for you and the environment. Let’s reduce the cardboard consumption and shift to this recycle-able plastic today!

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