The benefits of HDPE

We supply tanks to a wide range of industries covering a multitude of applications. HDPE ticks all the boxes as it is clean and easy to work with, and has a good resistance to diesel fuel, acids, oils and many other chemicals whilst also having the ability to combat odours from black waste.

Being food grade plastic, freshwater remains fresh and you won’t experience that plastic taint found with flexible bag and glass fibre tanks.

Black waste is extremely corrosive. The acids in black waste corrode the welds on mild steel, stainless steel and Aluminum tanks. The surface of a metal tank can look fine but the welds and fittings will be attacked and this is where failure normally occurs. HDPE is unaffected by the acids in black waste.

At Tek Tanks, we manufacture from 10 and 12mm thick plastic which gives all our tanks incredible strength but also combats any odour problems often associated with cheaper thinner-walled tanks.

HDPE is also an extremely suitable material for diesel tanks being resistant to diesel and its thermal properties help prevent condensation from forming inside the tank. Although not eliminating it, HDPE will greatly reduce the amount of water condensing out in the airspace left. It is always advisable where possible to leave HDPE (and any other) diesel tanks nearly full when left for any length of time.

Natural HDPE is also semi-transparent allowing you to see the level of the contents without having to fit a sender and gauge. Black HDPE is available for tanks or fabricated products that may be exposed to daylight. Black HDPE has enhanced UV stabilisation.

Additional benefits: No corrosion, lightweight, strong yet flexible, limited condensation, little to no maintenance and a temperature range of -50° to +80°

Typical Applications


Tek Tanks Ltd

The Old Stables, West End Farm,
Upper Froyle, Alton, Hampshire,

GU34 4JR England

Tel: +44 (0)1420 520830


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