MEAM.Design - Materials - High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

Instron Testing Video and Data

Tension Testing (mov) - Excel Data

Material Properties

Extremely long chains - mol. weight between 2 and 6 million

Long chains transfer loads more effectively

Highest impact strength of any thermoplastic

Good chem. resistance

Low absorption

Very low coeff. of friction

Self lubricating

Better abraision resistance than Teflon

Odorless, tasteless, non-toxic