HD-PE – High-density polyethylene


Produced with the foaming method, PE foam is considerably lighter than HD-PE. With only a marginal effect on the material’s rigidity, the foaming process results in a product with a considerably lower density and weight. The material’s closed cell structure effectively blocks water absorption, making the product suitable for use in humid conditions. The temperature range suitable for use of this material is -50 °C to 80 °C. The sheet’s surface is embossed to improve its abrasion resistance. The material also is UV‑resistant so it is suitable for outdoor use. We deliver PE FOAM as plastic sheets.

Physical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Specific gravity 0.7 g/cm3 DIN EN ISO 1183
Average molecular mass N/A
Water absorption, 24/96 h (23 °C) N/A
Weather-resistance good
Combustibility HB UL 94 DIN EN ISO 527-2
Food safety no
Mechanical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Modulus of elasticity 700 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Tensile strength 17 MPa DIN EN ISO 527-2
Elongation at break N/A
Tensile strength at break N/A
Flexural modulus 650 MPa DIN EN ISO 178
Flexural strength N/A
Compressive modulus N/A
Compressive strength, 1%/2% N/A
Impact strength (Charpy) does not break kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 179-1eU
Notch impact strength (Charpy) N/A
Notch impact strength (Izod) kJ/m2 DIN EN ISO 180/2A
Toughness (ball pressure) N/A
Toughness (Shore D) 61 Sh D DIN EN ISO 868
Wear-resistance N/A
Coefficient of friction (against steel) N/A
Thermal properties
  Value Unit Test method
Glass-transition temperature N/A
Melting point 130 °C DIN 53765
Operating temperature (instantaneous) +90 °C
Operating temperature (continuous) 70 °C
Operating temperature (minimum) -50 °C
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–60 °C N/A
Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–100 °C 18 10-5 K-1 DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
Specific heat capacity N/A
Thermal conductivity N/A
Electrical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Surface resistivity N/A
Resistivity N/A
Dielectric strength N/A
CTI value N/A
Optical properties
  Value Unit Test method
Light transmittance N/A
Refractive index N/A
Optical errors N/A
Abrasion-resistance, 100 rotations with 500 g N/A

Additional downloads

Delivery selection plastic sheets 1,000×2,000 mm
Specific gravity 0.7 g/cm3
Service temperature -50 … 70 °C
Price category € (€3–7/kg)

Special properties

  • lightness
  • surface quality
  • good rigidity
  • UV-resistance
  • ease of machining
  • corrosion-free nature


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