HDPE is a fully recyclable material that is used to construct access mats. Access mats can be used to preserve the condition of property and to provide a uniform surface for driving and walking.
Prevents Disruption To Land
HDPE access mats can be used at an outside worksite or at a venue that is going to serve large amounts of motorists and pedestrians. Property that has recently been seeded or that is prone to erosion can be affected by the amount of vehicular traffic, foot traffic, and machinery use that is present within a defined area. HDPE mats are manufactured with pure or recycled high-density polyethylene.
High-traffic surface patterns are imprinted on mats that are designed for vehicular use. HDPE provides chemical, impact, and moisture resistance. These properties will prevent tires from spinning out, protect ground surfaces from becoming exposed to pollutants, and limit puddling that appears on the surface of an access mat.
Adjusts To The Terrain
HDPE access mats are designed to evenly distribute weight. A heavy-duty mat that can be used to support vehicles and machinery may be thicker than an all-purpose mat that is designed to be used for foot traffic or to support small pieces of construction equipment. Mats are lightweight and flexible. Many HDPE products that are mass-produced contain connectors. The interlocking design will allow an end-user to create a custom cover that will extend across a uniquely shaped piece of land.
Some products are manufactured to be narrow in width and long in length. Thinner HDPE access mats can be used to outline areas where pedestrians can walk. If a lot of people will be present on a job site or at an outdoor venue that contains a grass, dirt, or paved surface, HDPE access mats will prevent people from walking on surfaces that are out of bounds.
Environmentally Safe To Use
HDPE is a non-porous material. If chemicals spill on a mat, they will be contained in one area. The liquid can be cleaned up, prior to removing a mat from the ground. During the production of HDPE products, testing is performed. Testing will determine the strength of a mat and ensure that liquid is not able to seep through the materials that are being manufactured.
Mats are transportable. HDPE products can be used on multiple occasions. When a mat's lifespan has expired, HDPE can be recycled. Recycled HDPE is used to make new mats and other products that are designed for use in industrial settings.
Reach out to a company like Sandhill Plastics to learn more about HDPE access mats.