Polyethylene - material
Polyethylene (PE) is a thermoplastic, synthetic material based on mineral oil. We primarily use MDPE, which is of medium hardness, suitable for large items with a high level of rigidity and durability. This solid-coloured material is typically 6-10mm thick.
Unlike wood PE contains no moisture and unlike steel, it does not feel hot or cold.
PE fades minimally when exposed to sunlight (UV level 7-8 out of 10) and is not affected by wind and weather. It is easy to clean and maintenance-free.
Cleaning is best carried out with ordinary cleaning agents, wheel rim cleaner (Autoglym Clean Whells) and/or ideally: high-pressure cleaners. After cleaning the surface can be polished with e.g. dashboard cleaner.
PE is 100% recyclable since it can be ground up and remoulded.
PE cannot be set alight by cigarettes, matches or lighters, but only using gas burners. Combustion gives off CO2 and H2O.
Application temperatures range from -20 to 80 degrees Celsius.