CNC Machined HDPE

Starting from $29

HDPE is a thermoplastic that belongs to the polyolefin group of materials and is commonly used as a replacement for wood in marine applications. Sometimes referred to as “plastic lumber”, HDPE offers excellent impact resistance, is lightweight, has low moisture absorption, and has high tensile strength. It is also non-toxic and non-staining. 

This material is great for applications such as marine surfaces and bulkheads, industrial containers, structural components, and washers.

 Please review our Design Guidelines for HDPE here.


Design Considerations

Maximum Part Size46″ x 46″
Sheet Thickness0.250” , 0.375”, 0.500”

Mechanical Properties

Density (pounds per cubic inch)0.035
Tensile Strength (PSI)4,600
Tensile Modulus (PSI) 
Tensile Elongation at Yield (%)900
Flexural Strength (PSI) 
Flexural Modulus (PSI)200,000
Water Absorption @24 Hours (%)0
Flamability RatingHB
Continuous Service Temp180 deg. F
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