What Are HDPE Sheets?

Oct 6, 2017
What Are HDPE Sheets?

HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) is a material commonly used in cutting boards and other food services applications. Its excellent durability and low moisture absorption makes it a logical choice for these applications. Here is a closer look at what HDPE sheets are and how they can be used.

What Is HDPE?

HDPE is a thermoplastic made from petroleum. It is highly durable and will not splinter or rot. Its high tensile strength and corrosion resistance means it can be used in a wide range of applications, including those that involve sharp items or highly corrosive materials. It resists absorbing harmful bacteria, and this means its exceptional for use in food service facilities where bacteria resistance is critical.

Because the size of HDPE material varies from one application to the next, Piedmont Plastics offers this durable material in sheets that can be cut to the desired length for the application. Whether being used in a fuel tanker or on the countertop of a food preparation station, HDPE sheets are a flexible choice for your needs.

Common Uses of HDPE Sheets

HDPE sheets are commonly used to create surfaces in foodservice areas. This can include countertops as well as cutting boards. It does not dull knives, which is critical in busy commercial settings, and is compliant with al USDA and FDA regulations.

Because it can easily be sanitized, HDPE sheets are also commonly used in food preparation and packaging. The surfaces are easy to clean when needed and will not absorb bacteria from uncooked foods. The sheets can be used in custom-built cabinetry, and the durability and corrosion resistance makes these cabinets particularly popular in outdoor kitchen applications.

Food preparation is just one industry where HDPE sheets are valuable. You will also find the material used in:

  • Bottles
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Kick plates on vehicles
  • Fuel tanks
  • Playground equipment
  • Boats
  • RVs
  • Emergency vehicle interior cabinetry

In any application where corrosion or bacteria is a risk, HDPE sheets are an excellent choice. If you are interested in learning more about the versatility and applications of HDPE sheets, contact Piedmont Plastics today.