HDPE vs. Plexiglas Machining

Comparison of HDPE and Plexiglas Property Values

HDPE
0.1
4,000
200,000
7
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Material
Water Absorption Rating
Tensile Strength
Flexural Modulus
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
Dielectric Strength
Plexiglas
0.2
10,000
480,000
4
400

Material Properties

  • Can withstand temperatures of 120 Ā°C continuously
  • Good tensile strength
  • Machinability
  • Low moisture absorption
  • High transparency
  • Light transmission (>92%)
  • Good resistance to UV lightening and weathering
  • Extremely high surface hardness
  • Good resistance to chemicals

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