High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a thermoplastic polymer produced from the monomer ethylene. It is sometimes called “alkathene” or “polythene” when used for HDPE pipes. With a high strength-to-density ratio, HDPE is used in the production of plastic bottles, corrosion-resistant piping, geomembranes and plastic lumber. HDPE is commonly recycled and has the number “2” as its resin identification code.
Polypropylene Copolymer (PPC) is a material that offers a combination of outstanding physical, mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties not found in any other thermoplastic. Compared to low or high-density polyethylene, it has a lower impact strength, but superior working temperature and tensile strength. Polypropylene is recyclable and has the number “5” as its resin identification code
HDPE has a resin identification code of 2. HDPE’s carbon footprint is 5 times better than that of aluminium, the life expectancy of an HDPE boat can easily exceed 40 years Boats built out of HDPE can be completely recycled when reaching end-of-life.
Also because of its non-stick properties, there is no need to paint HDPE or to apply anti-fouling
The density of HDPE can range from 930 to 970 kg/m3 which means that it is lighter than water and thus extremely buoyant even when submerged.
Oxygen, salt and water have no effect on HDPE. Salt water: no need to rinse. Zero corrosion, zero maintenance.
Because there is no need for a mould, the product is welded together, every design can be different. We have the in-house expertise for the architectural design, CNC-cutting and welding. Just contact us and we will conceptualize your design. All our boats comply with the relevant ISO standards.
HDPE is an extremely strong product and has a high-impact resistance and thus ideal for applications that require high strength such as workboats, off-road equipment, etc You can hit it with a sledgehammer nothing will happen. It is so strong that they make bullet-resistant vests out of it. Scratches can be easily repaired by melting some HDPE on top of the scratch and sanding.