Allplastics Engineering was engaged by RDA Property Group recently to custom
fabricate and supply a range of black HDPE planter boxes for a landscaping
project. Considered an economical and practical material, High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
has versatile application in materials handling, food processing, mining and
For the landscaping project, Allplastics Engineering manufactured
black UV grade welded HDPE planter boxes measuring 3 metres in diameter and
900mm in height. The planter boxes were designed to give the client the flexibility
to reuse and reposition them if required in the event the landscape design was
changed in future.
High density polyethylene or HDPE has several advantages: It is available in both virgin and recycled grades; comes in thicknesses from 1.5mm up to 50mm; can be cut, machined, CNC routered
and welded; is lightweight, non-toxic and self-lubricating; has excellent
chemical resistance, very high surface release properties; very low coefficient
of friction, and very good dampening characteristics; and does not absorb water.
HDPE finds application in food grade cutting boards
(natural); parts subjected to high impact stresses; flow promotion; conveyor
parts subject to wear and requiring low friction; components in contact with
food; timber replacement; pads for transport and infrastructure; wear strips;
feeding troughs and feed bins in agriculture; flanged bushes for marine
environments; non-stick rollers; and custom tanks.
HDPE Sheets size (mm): 2000 x 1000, 2440 x 1220, 3000
x 1500, 4000 x 1000; Thickness (mm): 1 – 100
HDPE Rods: Diameter (mm): 18 – 500
HDPE Colours: Natural – Standard; Black – Standard