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Marine Board
High Density Polyethylene Marine Board is specially formulated to withstand the rigors of harsh outdoor marine environments. It is UV-stabilized to resist damage and retain its beauty, even after years of direct sunlight. Increasingly, Marine Board is replacing wood and laminates in boating applications. It does not splinter, crack, delaminate, rot, swell or absorb water like traditional materials. Even under heavy foot traffic on yacht decks, it remains virtually maintenance-free. In addition, there is no need to stain or paint Marine Board every few years. The color is integrated with the polymer and retains its vibrant appearance better than painted wood.

Fabrication and finishing are easy with standard woodworking tools.  Marine Board forms easily for smooth curves and bends. Since there is no grain pattern, parts can be cut from any part of the sheet virtually eliminating waste for greater economy than wood.

Thicknesses: 12.7mm
Sheet Sizes: 1380*2440     1220*2440

UV stabilized to withstand harsh marine environments
Does not splinter, crack or delaminate, rot, swell or absorb water
Stain resistant and never needs painting
Machinable with standard wood working tools



Cabinets and counter top
Doors and windows
Trim and molding
Swimming pool equipment
Swim platforms

Melt Index D1238 g/10 min 0.29
Density D1505 g/cc 0.955
Elongation at yield, % D638 % 9
Elongation at break, % D638 % 909
Tensile Strength @ Yield D638 psi 4,050
Tensile Strength @ Break D638 psi 3,400
Flexural Modulus D790 psi 209,200
ESCR (Environmental Stress Crack Resisitance), condition A, F50 D1693 h 35
Vicat softening temperature D1525 oC(oF) 125(257)
HTD (heat deflection temperature) at 66 psi D648 oC(oF) 77(171)
Tensile impact strength D1822 ft-lb/in. 61.3
Shore D hardness D2240   68.5
Coef. of linear thermal expansion E831 in/in/oF 7x10-5

The nominal properties reported herein are typical of the product but do not reflect normal testing variance and therefore should not be used for specification purposes.

Disclaimer: WA Plastics has provided the details in this Data sheet in good faith and it should only be used as a general guide. For further information please contact WA Plastics direct.