Benefits of HDPE
Akatherm HDPE is a versatile thermoplastic polymer with many performance benefits. Its overall toughness, flexibility and low temperature impact resistance make it ideal for pipe systems.
HDPE has a high resistance against acids, bases and aqueous salt-solutions and below 60°C it is practically unsolvable in organic solutions. The chemical resistance of HDPE makes it perfect for standard soil and waste systems. HDPE has a good resistance against light ionised radiation without becoming radioactive itself.
The table below lists all the benefits of the HDPE properties.
|Impact-resistant and tough||
Unbreakable temperatures > 5ºC
Suitable for underground pipes through adjustment to local ground movement
|Thermal resistant||Application possible between -40ºC and 100ºC|
|Smooth internal wall||Low blockage risk due to low deposit/residue effects|
|Wear resistant||Lower costs due to relatively long life|
|Weather resistant/UV resistant
||Application in open air unrestricted through colouring with carbon black|
|Chemical resistant||Suitable for transport of polluted waste water|
|Poor heat conductivity||No condensation during short periods of cooling|
|Highly suitable for welding||Easy installation using butt-welding and electrofusion techniques|
|Homogeneous welded joints||End load resistant and leak proof|
|Prefabrication||Reduces on-site installation time|
|Light in weight||Cost-saving in transport and handling|