With 5% boron by weight and our trademark purple color, Plasti-Shield® 5% Borated Polyethylene is manufactured to meet all applicable applications for industrial use, medical applications (with regards to cancer treatment) and is effective shielding for support in all areas of security such as seaports, airports, border protection and other applications requiring attenuation of thermal neutrons.Plasti-Shield® is certified by prime vendors of the U.S. government as the source for Grade II and Grade III neutron shielding material on nuclear submarines and naval warships. Our process, materials, quality programs, sampling, testing, tracing and packaging all meet or exceed military specifications such as MIL-P-23536A and EB2562E. We use MIL-STD-45662 for internal calibration system traceable back to NIST.*
Makes material that meets MIL-P-23536A and EB2562E and have quality procedures that meet all requirements of both.*
We only use approved suppliers for all Raw Materials.
We have an approved sampling plan in accordance with MIL-STD-105 with AQL of 0.4%.
Test for Hydrogen Density to verify correct level.
Use a Fluoroscopic X-Ray machine to check for voids and foreign materials.
Capable of performing all packaging and shipping requirements.
Audited by the Navy Nuclear, Electric Boat and Northrup Grumman every 2 years with no findings.
Perform all marking of material for traceability in accordance with MIL-STD-792.
We supply all Lab Reports and all Certifications.
100% Visual Inspections are performed on all material.
We have systems in place to handle the use of NO-FORN documents and have been approved for use in military critical technical data.
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Generic Name High Density Polyethylene
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5% Boron Filled – Purple, 2% Boron Filled – Red
Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.
Tensile Strength at Yield
IZOD Impact Strength Notched
Heat Deflection Temperature @66 psi
NOTE: The property values presented above are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers’ complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.
Sea Port Security
International Border Security
Doors for Linear Accelerators
Lower cost than lead
Lighter weight than lead
Replaces lead in nuclear shielding applications
Standard is 5% boron by weight – HDPE base material
Can be certified to Mil-P-23536 A Type B (1/2%, 1%, or 2% Boron by weight)
Mil-P-23536 certified material is inspected per Mil-I-45208 A
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