Easy to Melt and Mold
One of the best benefits of HDPE is that it’s malleable. Since it has a high melting point, it can remain unbending at very high temperatures. Once it reaches its melting point, it will melt quickly. This is when it can be molded into virtually any application. Resistant to Corrosion
This type of plastic is resistant to rotting, mildew, and mold. As a result, it is often used in underground piping to transport water. The weather-resistant and long-lasting nature of HDPE makes it ideal for sterilization via boiling. It is also capable of withstanding acids and bases, and naturally occurring chemicals in the ground. High Strength-to-Density Ratio
The strength-to-density ratio of HDPE lies from 0.93 to 0.97 g. When examined under a microscope, it shows minimal branching in its linear structure. This gives it superb tensile strength. For instance, a 60 gram HDPE vessel is capable of carrying nearly a gallon of liquid.