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Polyethylene & polypropylene are members of the polyolefine family of thermoplastics. The various grades of these materials have similar properties. Compared to other types of thermoplastic they all have low densities and negligible water absorption. Polyolefines have very good resistance to chemicals, this means whilst ideal for manufacturing tanks, tubs and baths they are practically impossible to solvent bond or glue. Engineering & Design Plastics offer a fabrication service in polypropylene and HD-PE300 by hot air welding the parts together.

High Density Polyethylene (HD-PE300) has excellent impact strength, even at temperatures as low as -30şC. Coupled with low coefficient of friction and ease of fabrication, HD-PE300 is widely used in automotive, leisure and industrial applications and is particularly suitable for the fabrication of tanks, silos, hoppers etc. HD-PE300 can also be supplied to colour matched, talc-filed and conductive forms.



Natural & Black Rod diameter 10mm - 500mm

Natural & Black Extruded sheet 1mm - 30mm

A list of the most common Sizes etc that are readily available as standard items can be down loaded here


Specific gravity DIN 53479 g/cm3 0.95  
Water absorption DIN 53495 % 0.01  
Chemical resistance DIN 53476 - DIN 8075  
Permissible service temperature (no stronger mech. stress involved)        
Upper temperature limit - oC 90  

Lower temperature limit

- oC -30  
Tensile strength at yield DIN 53455 MPa 23  
Elongation at yield DIN 53455 % 8  
Tensile strength at break DIN 53455 MPa 32  
Elongation at break DIN 53455 % >50  
Impact strength DIN 53455 KJ/m2 No break  
Notch impact strength DIN 53455 KJ/m2 No break  
Ball indentation hardness/Rockwell DIN 53456 MPa 40  
Modulus of elasticity DIN 53457 MPa 700  
Vicat softening temp. VST/B/50  DIN 53460 oC 76  
Heat defection temp. HDT/B  DIN 53461 oC 70  
Coef. of linear thermal expansion DIN 53752 K-1 x 10-4 2  
Thermal conductivity at 20oC DIN 52612


Volume resistivity DIN 53482 >1015  
Surface resistivity DIN 53482 Ohms >1016  
Dielectric constant at 1 MHz DIN 53483 - 2.3  
Dielectric loss factor DIN 53483 - 0.0002  
Dielectric strength DIN 53481 kV/mm >70  
Tracking resistance DIN 53480 - KB>600  
Bondability - - Not practical  
Coef. of friction DIN 53375 - 0.25  
Flammability UL 94 - HB  
UV stabilisation - - Limited  
Acid resistance - - Yes  
Hydroxide resistance (dilute) - - Yes  
Hydrocarbon resistance - - Yes  
CKW resistance - - No  
Aromatic resistance - - Limited  
Ketone resistance - - Yes  
Resistance against hot water - - Limited  
This table is a meant as an aid to help in the choice of a material. The data listed here fall within the normal range of products properties, but they must not be used to establish material specification limits nor used alone as the basis of design.

The information given here is believed to be correct, but completeness and accuracy are not guaranteed. The user shall be fully responsible for determining the suitability of products for the intended use.