High density polyethylene or HDPE is a polymer plastic manufactured from petroleum. It is one of the most versatile materials in industry.
It’s very common and you’ve likely encountered this material when using a shampoo bottle, cutting board, or milk jug.
High density polyethylene is well-known for its high tensile strength, strength-to-density ration, and high impact resistance.
The vast majority of plastic pallets
are made from HDPE (high density polyethylene) and PP (polypropylene)
, using either virgin or recycled resins. The difference between virgin resins and recycled resins
is important when considering plastic pallets.