HDPE Borated

Overview

What is the Material: HDPE Borated is a semi-crystalline material filled with boron.

Key Material Features: This material is beneficial as an effective shielding material in applications where thermal neutron radiation exposure is possible, while maintaining many properties of other HDPE materials including chemical resistance, impact strength, low moisture absorption, and the ability to retain properties at low temperatures.

Other Considerations: Application that this material can benefit are cancer treatment centers, diagnostic and hospital facilities, airport security, nuclear submarines, and nuclear power plants.

Physical

Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Chemical Designation (HDPE) High Density Polyethylene
Filler 5% Boron
Color Purple, Green
Density (g/cm^3) 0.98 D 792

Mechanical

Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Tensile Strength at Yield (psi) 3960 D 638
Hardness (D) 66 D 785

Thermal

Property Value Typical ASTM Test
Vicat Softening Point (°F) 192
Service Temperature Continuous (°F) 180
The data stated are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. The data should not be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. The information is provided as a guide to the best of our knowledge and given without obligation or liability. Testing under individual application circumstances is recommended.