Polyethylene sheets (PE-LD, PE-HD, PE 500, PE 1000) in custom cut

Our polyethylene sheets are available in various types like PE-HD, PE 500 (PE-HMW), PE 1000 (PE-UHMW) and many different colours. Our PE sheets are solid-core and solid-coloured sheets, not foamed ones. They comply with the European Union RoHS guidelines

Your advantages with our Polyethylene sheets

  1. PE sheets retain their high impact resistance even at low temperatures
  2. PE sheets offer very good sliding properties and a long life span
  3. PE sheets do not conduct electricity and can be machined and processed very well
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What is polyethylene?

Polyethylene is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic and belongs to the polyolefin. PE (polyethylene) is produced from ethylene in a catalytic polymerisation. Because PE is only composed of carbon and hydrogen (polyolefin), it is very non-polar and therefore chemically very inert. Depending on the catalyst and the type of polymerisation, polyethylene is produced in different versions.

The material is milky cloudy in its natural form. PE is the most widely used plastic, accounting for approx. 30%. The largest consumption of PE is generated by the packaging industry. The reason for this is not least the extreme impact strength and food-safe properties of this material.

A basic distinction is made between five types of PE.

  1. PE-HD where HD stands for ‘high density’.
    Here, the molecular chain has few branches.
  2. PE-LD where LD stands for ‘low density’.
    The molecular chain has a high proportion of branching and large branches.
  3. PE-LLD where LLD stands for ‘linear low density’.
    The molecular chain consists of very small branches.
  4. PE-HMW where HMW stands for ‘high molecular weight’.
    PE-HMW consists of long molecular chains with a high molecular weight.
  5. PE-UHMW where UHMW stands for ‘ultra high molecular weight’.
    PE-UHMW consists of very long molecular chains with a very high molecular weight.

Physical characteristics of polyethylene

The most important properties of polyethylene are, on the one hand, very high impact strength and, on the other hand, very good chemical resistance. Furthermore, PE is approved for use in the food sector (food safe).

PE is normally combustible and drips off when burning. The resulting smoke smells strongly of candle wax. PE is normally combustible and drips off when burning. The resulting smoke smells strongly of candle wax.

Scratching the surface of PE (with a fingernail) is used as a quick detection test, because PE is the only hard plastic that can be scratched with a fingernail. The physical density of PE is 0.87 - 0.97 g/cm³, which is lower than the density of water. For this reason, polyethylene floats and does not sink in water.

How is poloyethylene processed?

PE can be processed in all common processing methods such as injection moulding, thermoforming, extrusion, welding, sawing, laser cutting. In most cases, components made of PE are created by welding, because PE can be joined very well by common plastic welding processes.

However, bonding and painting PE pose difficulties due to its high chemical stability. PE can be bonded, but this requires the use of very special adhesives that are suitable for bonding polyethylene, such as our special adhesive PEprofi of our own brand S-Polybond, which was specially developed for bonding polyethylene.

How is polyethylene recycled?

If polyethylene is collected sorted by type, it can be ground and processed into new products or semi-finished products without any problems. However, products made from recycled PE are of lower quality and must therefore be designated as regenerates.

Delivery programme for PE sheets from S-Polytec

Our standard delivery programme includes sheets, pipes and solid rods made of PE 100, PE 300, PE 500 and PE 1000.

Our delivery programme for PE 100

  1. PE 100 sheets black extruded in the format 2.0x1.0 metres in thicknesses from 1mm-50mm
  2. PE 100 sheets black extruded in the format 3,0x1,5 metres in thicknesses from 2mm-30mm
  3. PE 100 sheets black extruded in the format 4,0x2,0 metres in thicknesses from 5mm-30mm
  4. PE 100 sheets in the format 2,0x1,0 metres in thicknesses from 10mm-200mm
  5. PE 100 sheets in the format 4,12x2,01 metres in thicknesses from 10mm-150mm
  6. PE 100 sheets in the format 6,20x2,01 metres in the thicknesses from 15mm-80mm
  7. PE 100 solid rods black with 2.0 metre length in diameters from 8mm-200mm
  8. PE 100 solid rods black with 1,0 metre length in diameters from 225mm-800mm
  9. PE 100 pipe black with 2,0 metre length in diameters from 110mm-810mm
  10. PE 100 welding rod round with a 3, 4 und 5mm diameter

Our delivery programme for PE 300 (PE-HWST)

  1. PE 300 sheets natural extruded in the format 2.0x1.0 metres in thicknesses from 1mm-30mm
  2. PE 300 sheets natural extruded in the format 3,0x1,5 metres in thicknesses from 2mm-30mm
  3. PE 300 sheets natural extruded in the format 4,0x2,0 metres in thicknesses from 3mm-30mm
  4. PE 300 sheets natural pressed in the format 2,0x1,0 metre in thicknesses from 10mm-150mm
  5. PE 300 sheets natural pressed in the format 4,12x2,01 metre in thicknesses from 10mm-150mm
  6. PE 300 sheets natural pressed in the format g 6,20x2,01 metre in thicknesses from 15mm-80mm
  7. PE 300 solid rods natural with 2.0 metre length in diameters from 8mm-500mm
  8. PE 300 solid rods natural with 1,0 metre length in diameters from 8mm-800mm
  9. PE 300 welding rod natural, round with a 3, 4 und 5mm diameter

Our delivery programme for PE 500 (high molecular weight)

  1. PE 500 sheets natural pressed in the format 2.0x1.0 metres in thicknesses from 8mm-150mm
  2. PE 500 sheets natural pressed in the format 3,00x1,25 metres in thicknesses from 10mm-60mm
  3. PE 500 sheets natural pressed in the format 4,12x2,01 metres in thicknesses from 10mm-140mm
  4. PE 500 sheets black pressed in the format 2,0x1,0 metres in thicknesses from 8mm-150mm
  5. PE 500 sheets black pressed in the format 3,00x1,25 metres in thicknesses from 10mm-50mm
  6. PE 500 sheets black pressed in the format 4,12x2,01 metres in thicknesses from 10mm-140mm
  7. PE 500 sheets green pressed in the format 2,0x1,0 metres in thicknesses from 8mm-150mm
  8. PE 500 sheets green pressed in the format 3,00x1,25 metres in thicknesses from 10mm-50mm
  9. PE 500 sheets green pressed in the format 4,12x2,01 metres in thicknesses from 8mm-140mm
  10. PE 500 solid rods natural with 2.0 metre length in diameters from 10mm-500mm
  11. PE 500 solid rods natural with 1,0 metre length in diameters from 10mm-500mm

Our delivery programme for PE 1000 (ultra-high molecular weight)

  1. PE 1000 sheets natural pressed in the format 2,0x1,0 metres in thicknesses of 8mm-150mm
  2. PE 1000 sheets natural pressed in the format 3,00x1,25 metres in thicknesses of 10mm-60mm
  3. PE 1000 sheets natural pressed in the format 4,12x2,01 metres in thicknesses of 10mm-110mm
  4. PE 1000 sheets black pressed in the format 2,0x1,0 metres in thicknesses of 8mm-200mm
  5. PE 1000 sheets black pressed in the format 3,00x1,25 metres in thicknesses of 10mm-50mm
  6. PE 1000 sheets black pressed in the format 4,12x2,01 metres in thicknesses of 10mm-120mm
  7. PE 1000 sheets green pressed in the format 2,0x1,0 metres in thicknesses of 8mm-120mm
  8. PE 1000 sheets green pressed in the format 3,00x1,25 metres in thicknesses of 10mm-60mm
  9. PE 1000 sheets green pressed in the format 4,12x2,01 metres in thicknesses of 10mm-120mm
  10. PE 1000 solid rods natural with 2.0 metre length in diameters from 20mm-200mm
  11. PE 1000 solid rods natural with 1,0 metre length in diameters from 20mm-200mm
  12. PE 1000 solid rods black with 2,0 metre length in diameters from 20mm-200mm
  13. PE 1000 solid rods black with 1,0 metre length in diameters from 20mm-200mm
  14. PE 1000 solid rods green with 2,0 metre length in diameters 20mm-200mm
  15. PE 1000 solid rods green with 1,0 metre length in diameters from 20mm-180mm

Our delivery programme for PE light blue

  1. PE light blue sheets extruded in the format 2.0x1.0 metres in thicknesses from 3mm-20mm
  2. PE light blue sheets extruded in the format 3.0x1.5 metres in thicknesses from 3mm-20mm
  3. PE light blue sheets extruded in the format 4.0x2.0 metres in thicknesses from 3mm-20mm
  4. PE light blue welding rod round in 3 and 4mm diameter

We also supply UV-stabilised PE sheets with a grained surface on both sides

  1. PE (HD-PE) sheets in grey (similar to RAL 7042) in 19mm thickness with grain on both sides
  2. PE (HD-PE) panels in white (similar to RAL 9016) in 19mm thickness with grain on both sides
  3. PE (HD-PE) sheets in yellow (similar to RAL 1004) in 19mm thickness with grain on both sides
  4. PE (HD-PE) sheets in green (similar to RAL 6005) in 19mm thickness with grain on both sides
  5. PE (HD-PE) sheets in blue (similar to RAL 5005) in 19mm thickness with grain on both sides
  6. PE (HD-PE) sheets in red (similar to RAL 3001) in 19mm thickness with grain on both sides

Areas of application for PE sheets

PE sheets are suitable for a variety of applications where material requirements such as high chemical resistance to acids, alkalis or solvents, or high impact strength and no brittle fracture have to be met. Even if a low weight is required, PE sheets with a density below 1g/cm³ are suitable because they are lighter than water. Last but not least, food suitability is also a criterion for the material requirements, which is why PE is also frequently used in the food industry.

The typical areas of application for PE sheets are in apparatus and mechanical engineering, in pond and garden construction or containers for the chemical industry. PE sheets are also used in the construction industry, as concrete protection sheets or as formwork sheets in concrete construction, because the high chemical resistance means that concrete cannot bond with the PE sheets. In this way, very smooth and visually sophisticated concrete surfaces are obtained.

NOTE: The plates themselves are only conditionally suitable for optical purposes due to high scratch sensitivity.

Typical examples for the use of polyethelyhne

  1. Semi-finished products such as tubes, solid rods or plates
  2. Workpiece carriers & Technical parts
  3. Packaging such as containers or foils
  4. Bins
  5. Impact protection in industrial halls, underground garages and garages
  6. and much more

Milled parts made of PE plastic

On our modern CNC milling centres, we can mill plastic sheets made of polyethylene up to a size of 4.0 x 2.0 metres exactly according to your specifications. Reliably and in high quality from prototype to large-scale production. However, in order to calculate a customised offer for the production of milled parts, we require information on the number of pieces per delivery, as well as a drawing or construction data. We can process the following formats: DXF, DWG, STEP or IGES. Furthermore, we are able to convert AI and EPS files.

We will be happy to provide you with a free customised offer including shipping costs for your milled parts made of PE sheets.