The homopolymeric Polyethylene High Density has a very low density combined with high toughness. Due to its good chemical resistance, HDPE is insensitive to most acids, bases, many organic solvents and hot water. The material is a good electrical insulator and, apart from high-frequency welding, can shows good weldability. The continuous operating temperature for PE-HD in natural colour ranges between -58 °F and approximately +194 °F.

Properties GEHR HDPETM

Product range

  • Low density
  • High toughness (also at low temperature)
  • High elongation at break
  • Very good electrical and dielectric properties
  • Very low water absorption
  • Low steam permeability
  • High chemical resistance
  • Good protection against stress cracking
  • Food safe
  • Soft surface (low tensile strength)
  • HF welding not recommended
  • Natural color is not weather resistant


  • Transport containers
  • Pumps and valve parts
  • Parts in the tank construction
  • Components with medical applications
  • Gaskets
  • Sliding profiles
  • Components for the food industry
  • Components for biogas plants
  • Components in the oil production industry

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