Ordering from Reprocessed Plastics, Inc
How do I get a quote?
Getting a quote is an easy email away. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a minimum order size?
There is no minimum, but we have a pallet charge of $50 and with shipping, small orders can be cost prohibitive.
How often do you ship?
We arrange freight shipping for our customers and have daily UPS pick up.
Does the price on list include freight?
Reprocessed Plastics Stock and Fabrication Services
What fabrication services do you offer?
Prototyping, CNC cutting and routing, plastic welding, part assembly, thermoforming, vacuum forming. See our Fabricating and Machining page
What sheet sizes do you have in stock?
We stock 4’x8′ black recycled HDPE sheets in thicknesses from 1/16″ to 1″. See our price list on our Stock HDPE Sheets page. Truckload pricing available, call 320-834-2451.
Do you sell mil sizes?
No. 1/16 inch is the thinnest we have in stock. For high quantity orders we can make as thin as .03″ sheet.
What colors do you offer?
We stock most thicknesses in white and black. Custom colors are available, but minimums do apply, typically 5 to 10,000 Lbs
Recycled HDPE Materials Questions
Which is the right material for my application – Recycled HDPE or Virgin HDPE?
HDPE is the most recycled plastic. It is durable and is perfect for use in most industrial plastic products. Our returning customers use our recycled HDPE sheet in their marine, agricultural, electric conduit and ductwork spacers, furniture, bikes and many other industrial products. Applications of high stress and high loads is where virgin HDPE sheet would be called for. We also make virgin HDPE plastic sheets.
Can I glue or paint it?
A strength of HDPE is that things don’t stick to it. We haven’t found a true bonding agent for this material. We would suggest contacting 3M and asking them what they recommend. Some of our customers flame treat the material so it takes paint, but we cannot attest to the success of that process.
How do I fasten it?
In most cases we suggest mechanically fastening it. HDPE has good screw retention. HDPE sheet can also be dovetailed or t-slotted to make conections.
How do you recycle HDPE?
Recycled material (old garbage cans, HDPE pipe, buckets, food containers, milk jugs etc.) are ground into granules. The granules are melted and extruded out of the machine onto a series of rollers. The sheet thickness is determined by the distance between rollers. A continuous sheet of recycled HDPE plastic exits the extruder onto rollers. After the recycled HDPE sheets have cooled, they are trimmed to the correct width and cut to correct length. Finished sheets are palletized and readied for shipping. We supply Recycled HDPE sheets in stock sizes and also fabricate parts and assemblies either by hand or on one of our CNC routers. See our slide show
Will the sheets hold up in sunlight?
Black sheets have a carbon pigment that slows the degradation of the material. The problem that may come from being out in the sun is the material may expand with temperature change and warp from one side of it being bigger than the other.
Will recycled HDPE break when cold?
Recycled HDPE is very good that way. Although it is hard to quantify.
Does it float?