High density polyethylene (hdpe) as a prominent marine small craft building material: opportunities and obstacles.

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Sözen A., Neşer G.

The 25th symposium on theory and practice of shipbuilding, Rijeka, Croatia, 7 - 10 September 2022, pp.89-90

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Rijeka
  • Country: Croatia
  • Page Numbers: pp.89-90
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The existing and potential uses of HDPE in marine industry have been introduced in detail, in this study. The methods of manufacturing with HDPE have been compared in terms of usage characteristics such as design approach, cost, time, and performance by experts and users opionions. Apart from these conventional methods, additive manufacturing methods (AMMs) has come into prominence today’s small craft industry and HDPE has been considered as a potential material for this method in spite of its obstacles. The ways of improvement of HDPE for AMMs such as “reinforcements with glass or carbon fibres” has been also introduced based on early experimental results.