Extra-lightweight but robust and highly resistant to acids and alkalis: Polyethylene (PE) is the all-rounder among plastics. That's why we offer you an extensive range of tried-and-tested polyethylene products in our online shop - from spill pallets to versatile multi-purpose containers.
Polyethylene (PE) is a thermoplastic and optimal material for products for the storage of water-polluting and aggressive substances such as acids and alkalis. Users also benefit from the material characteristics of polyethylene when it comes to handling: Compared to other materials, it is very lightweight and therefore particularly easy to handle. At the same time, PE is also robust, impact-resistant, and weatherproof - optimal conditions for industrial applications indoors and outdoors. Another advantage: PE is corrosion-free.
Polyethylene is divided into 4 main types:
HDPE (high density)
MDPE (medium density)
LDPE (low density)
LLDPE (linear low-density PE)
Polyethylene has a high media resistance to acids, alkalis, oils, and other substances hazardous to water. Are you unsure whether a polyethylene product is suitable for your storage medium? Then take a look at our media resistance list.
PE products from DENIOS consist of rotationally molded plastic components. Powdered thermoplastic is heated to the melting point in hollow molds. By rotating the molds the liquefied thermoplastic is deposited layer by layer on the walls of the mold. The molds are made in our in-house toolmaking department. Only materials with the appropriate approval are used in the production process.
In order to be able to select the right material for a spill pallet, it is advisable to take a look at the safety data sheets of the substances to be stored. You will find all relevant information on storage and transport there. Our media resistance list also provides useful information on suitable materials for various storage media. The corrosion resistance of the tank materials used and their compatibility with the stored substances must be proven. For many chemical substances, spill pallets made of steel (1.0038) can be used. Especially with corrosive substances (acids/alkalis), it is often necessary to use spill püallets made of plastic (polyethylene). Stainless steel offers high-quality protection, especially against many aggressive liquids. If no specifications can be taken from resistance lists, the material of the spill pallet can be the same as the material of the transport container.
|Storage medium||Concentration||Steel 1), 4)||V2A 2)||PE 3)|
|Formic acid||✓||✓ 5)|
|Ammonia water ( suspension), ammonium hydroxide||saturated||✓||✓|
|Battery acid (see sulphuric acid)|
|Benzoic acid||✓||✓ 5)|
|Boric acid (boric water)||saturated||✓||✓ 5)|
|Brake fluid||✓||✓||✓ 5)|
|Calcium chlorate, aqueous suspension||≤ 65%||✓||✓|
|Calcium hypochlorite||≤ 5%||✓|
|Chloroacetic acid||✓ 5)|
|Chloric acid||≤ 10%||✓ 5)|
|Chromic acid||≤ 10%||✓ 5)||✓ 5)|
|Iron (II) sulphate||saturated||✓||✓|
|Iron (III) chloride||saturated||✓|
|Iron (III) sulphate||saturated||✓||✓|
|Acetic acid||✓||✓ 5)|
|Gear oil||✓||✓||✓ 5)|
|Glycolic acid||saturated||✓||✓ 5)|
|Uric acid||✓||✓ 5)|
|Hydrazine||≤ 10%||✓||✓ 5)|
|Isopropyl alcohol (Isopropanol)||✓||✓|
|Storage medium||Concentration||Steel 1), 4)||V2A 2)||PE 3)|
|Potassium chloride||≤ SL||✓|
|Potassium hydroxide||50%||✓||✓||✓ 5)|
|Potassium nitrate||≤ SL||✓|
|Potassium phosphate||≤ SL||✓|
|Potassium sulphate||≤ SL||✓|
|Radiator antifreeze (automotive)||✓||✓ 5)|
|Magnesium carbonate||saturated||✓||✓ 5)|
|Magnesium nitrate||saturated||✓||✓ 5)|
|Methylene chloride = Dichloromethane*||✓|
|Engine oil, aromatics-free||✓||✓||✓ 5)|
|Sodium bisulphate||✓ 5)|
|Sodium bisulphite||aqueous||✓||✓ 5)|
|Sodium hydrogen sulphate||≤ SL||✓|
|Sodium hydrogen sulphite||≤ SL||✓|
|Sodium sulphide||≤ SL||✓|
|Sodium hypochlorite||✓ 5)|
|Nickel chloride||≤ SL||✓|
|Oil acid||techn. pure||✓||✓|
|Phosphoric acid||≤ 80%||✓ 5)||✓ 5)|
|Phosphoric acid||≤ 95%||✓ 5)|
|Rapeseed methyl ester (bio diesel)||✓|
|Salicylic acid||saturated||✓||✓ 5)|
|Nitric acid||≤ 10%||✓||✓ 5)|
|Hydrochloric acid||> 37%||✓ 5)||✓ 5)|
|Sulphuric acid||≤ 78%||✓||✓ 5)|
|Sulphuric acid||≤ 93%||✓|
|Sulphurous acid||saturated||✓||✓ 5)|
|Hydrogen peroxide||≤ 90%||✓||✓ 5)|
|Citric acid||✓ 5)||✓ 5)|
✓ suitable - SL: Saturated liquid
*1 only resistant in cold state. If heated, re-evaluate
1) Painted steel (material number 1.0038) or galvanised (material number 1.0242),
2) Stainless steel V2A (material number 1.4301),
3) Polyethylene (PE), if necessary in conductive design, e.g. for substances with a flash point below 60 °C.
4) Galvanised spill pallets are not to be used for the storage of the following liquids: organic and inorganic acids, sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide as well as other alkali hydroxides, chlorinated hydrocarbons, amines, nitro compounds, acid chlorides and other chlorides, phenol, aqueous alkaline solutions, nitriles.
5) Suitable only to a limited degree
For a wide range of storage purposes and quantities, we offer collection trays, small container trays, filling stations, surface protection systems, hazardous material cabinets, hazardous material depots and hazardous material racks made of high-quality polyethylene. Thanks to the material characteristics of PE, these are ideally suited for the safe storage of aggressive chemicals such as acids and alkalis as well as substances of all water hazard classes.
While PE spill pallets primarily ensure safe and legally compliant storage, polyethylene dispensing stations also enable safe filling and decanting from the drums or IBCs stored on them at any time. Spillage deckings are special elements made of polyethylene that protect large areas from leaking liquids or splashes. Do you want to store aggressive chemicals on several levels in a particularly space-saving way? Then our hazardous materials racks with polyethylene spill pallets are the right choice for you!
For the storage of e.g. acids and alkalis in workrooms by regulations, HazMat cabinets made of polyethylene are the optimal choice. In our online shop, you will find an extensive range of PE cabinets in different dimensions. For the storage of larger containers, we recommend our PolySafe hazardous materials depot made of polyethylene. These are particularly well suited for the economical storage of 200-liter drums and IBCs.
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