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.
Having the highest molecular
weight of all Polyethylene, Ultra High Molecular
Weight [UHMW-PE1000], (HD1000) is the most wear
resistant. Particularly suited to applications
such as chain guides, star wheels, wear strips
etc. and can operate as low as -270şC.
addition of a proportion of regenrated PE 1000
we can offer a more cost effective sheet whilst
still retaining much of its excellent wear and
impact resistance. Particularly suited to
linings and wear applications where a lower cost
alternative is required.
Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene blocks machined
to our customer's specification to be used as part of a
piece of outdoor children's play equipment to create a
"noughts and crosses" game.