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High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum. It takes 1.75 kilograms of petroleum (in terms of energy and raw materials) to make one kilogram of HDPE.

HDPE has little branching, giving it stronger intermolecular forces and tensile strength than lower density polyethylene. It is also harder and more rigid, and can withstand somewhat higher temperatures (120 deg C for short periods of time).

The use of HDPE Water piping goes back to the 1950s. HDPE materials have changed from its original properties. The changes have come in different generations and have slowly added to the value HDPE Water pipes offers the end users. With the changes to ASTM in 2006, North America is seeing HDPE pipes perform with high pressure ratings, higher temperatures and much greater Environmental Stress Crack resistance.

Polytubes HDPE products include:

  • 1/2″ through 36″ OD pipe
  • 3/4″ through 2″ SDR 9.0 (Series 200) Copper Tube Size (CTS) Municipal Service Tubing
  • SDR 5.0 through SDR 36.6
  • Pressure Ratings up 580psi at 20 deg C
  • Stick, coil or reel lengths (continuous lengths up to 10,000 ft)
  • PE3608, PE4710, PE80 and PE100 materials
  • CSA or NSF Certification (not to be confused with compliance)
  • Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) 41-GP-25M
  • AWWA C901/C906, ASTM D-3035 and F-714 compliant

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