Description

King PipeGrade® is a PE 100 special black polyethylene material for the pipe industry. It is the product of a proprietary process called K-Stran™, the most advanced manufacturing process for superior flatness and consistency up to 1-1/2” thick. It is also available in compression mold greater than 1” through 4” thick, and extrusion mold from 2-1/2” up to 12” thick. Custom mold sizes available. King PipeGrade® has a smooth black finish on both sides of sheet. It displays improved performance characteristics in a variety of industrial applications. King PipeGrade® is chemical resistant, UV stabilized, and ideal for use in demanding outdoor applications from pipe flanges and fittings to pipe end caps. The polymer sheet will not rust, corrode or rot like traditional pipe products and is easy to fabricate and weld using thermoplastic welding equipment.

King PipeGrade® is compliant to ASTM 3350 as a standard material. ASTM 3350/4710 PE 100 is completely compatible and 100% interchangeable for use in applications that presently use ASTM 3608 – PE 80 material. King PipeGrade® is FDA and NSF Standard 14 certified and complies with ANSI/NSF Standard 61 to be used in potable water piping systems.

PE 100 tends to have a higher hydrostatic design basis (HDB) than other resins but most significantly in the notched tensile/slow crack PENT test which is > 10,000 hours vs. 100-200 hours for others.

50 – 100 years service life per ISO CRS 10 MPa @ 20º C.

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Specifications

Standard Sheet Sizes

in: 48″ x 96″
mm: 1219mm x 2438.4mm

 

in: 60″ x 120″
mm: 1524mm x 3048mm

Standard Gauges  48″ X 96″

in: 1/8″ 3/16″ 1/4″ 3/8″ 1/2″ 5/8″ 3/4″ 1″
mm: 3.75mm 4.76mm 6.35mm 9.53mm 12.7mm 15.875mm 19.05mm 25.4mm
in: 1-1/4″ 1-1/2″ 1-3/4″ 2″ 2-1/2″ 3″ 3-1/2″ 4″
mm: 31.75mm 38.1mm 44.45mm 50.8mm 63.5mm 76.2mm 88.9mm 101.6mm

Standard Gauges 60″ x 120″

in: 1/4″ 1/2″ 3/4″ 1″ 1-1/2″
mm: 6.35mm 12.7mm 19.7mm 25.4mm 31.75mm

Approximate Weight 48″ x 96″

lbs: 20 lbs 30 lbs 60 lbs 80 lbs 100 lbs 120 lbs 160 lbs 200 lbs
kg: 9.07kg 13.61kg 27.21kg 36.29kg 45.36kg 54.43kg 72.58kg 90.72kg
lbs: 240 lbs 280 lbs 320 lbs 360 lbs 400 lbs 480 lbs 570 lbs 640 lbs
kg: 108.9kg 127kg 145.15kg 163.30kg 181.44kg 217.72kg 258.5kg 290.3kg

Approximate Weight 60″ x 120″

lbs: 62.5 lbs 125 lbs 187.5 lbs 250 lbs 375 lbs
kg: 28.35kg 56.7kg 85.04kg 113.4kg 170.01kg

 

Tolerance Information:

K-Stran™
Gauges 1/8” through 1-1/2” ±5% | Length and width plus only at room temperature

Compression Molding
Gauges greater than 1” and under 1-1/2” ± 10%
Gauges 1-1/2” and greater plus only
Length and width plus only at room temperature

Custom thickness up to 25″/635mm with our King Size Blocks and Massive Shapes
Custom Sizes Available up to 96″ width and 100’+ in length

Physical Properties
Properties Units ASTM Nominal Values
Density g/cc D792 0.961
Tensile Strength @ Yield psi D638 3,630
Tensile Strength @ Break psi D638 5,510
Elongation @ Break % D638 600
Flexural Modulus 2% secant psi D790 150,000
Notched Izod Impact ft.lbs./in.2 D256 9.2
Brittleness Temp. ºC (ºF) D746 -118ºC (-180ºF)
Vicat Softening Temp. ºC (ºF) D1525 126ºC (259ºF)
Environmental Stress Crack Resistance hrs D1693C >5000
Notch Tensile (PENT) hrs F1473 >10,000

*All values are determined on specimens prepared according to ASTM Standards.
Nominal values should not be interpreted as specifications.
King PipeGrade® complies with the Plastic Pipe Institute PE4710 classification.
King PipeGrade® meets ASTM D3350 cell class 4455774C.
King PipeGrade®  is FDA and NSF approved for standard 14 and complies with ANSI/NSF standard 61 for health effect requirements.

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