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Mow Strip for Fences


SKU MM-HDPE-18-40-100

Looking for a better mow line for your fence? We have a flexible and customizable mow strip for fences that is available in thicknesses of 40 mil, 60 mil and 80 mil (a mil is a 1,000th of an inch). The plastic is made from 100% High-density polyethylene (HDPE) and is resistant to insect and rodent damage, will not rot/mildew.

The mow strip is installed flat under the fence to give a clean mow line and help prevent weed growth. at the fence. Most customer choose the 18” option and then cut to fit onsite to have the most material to work and customize to their fence line and surrounding objects.

They are available in black widths of 10” and 18”.  The mow strip is proudly made in the USA and typically ships within one business day from Kansas City, MO.

Material Thickness:
40 mil = 3/64”
60 mil = 1/16”
80 mil = 5/64”


Note: Our HDPE plastic is only available in roll widths up to 60 inches.

Please note that we are unable to provide custom roll lengths.

Product Info

  • Model: HPDE
  • Material: High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Size: Various
  • Free Shipping
  • Need a written quote? Request Online
  • Questions?  Call (800) 604-5537

Product Benefits

  • Waterproof
  • Commercial Grade
  • UV Resistant
  • Non-Biodegradable
  • Will Not Rot or Mildew
  • Resistant to Rodent and Insect Damage
  • 100 Year Material Lifespan
  • Made in the USA


  • All HDPE rolls ship for free (standard ground, see map)
  • Call: (800) 604-5537 for pricing and shipping questions.

    Shipping estimates shown on the map pertain to this specific product only. HDPE orders typically ship same day if the order is placed before 12:00 noon CST. Transit times displayed in the map are listed in business days, and are approximate. Transit times are subject to stock levels at regional warehouses.  The day that the order is shipped is not counted as a transit day.

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    HDPE - A General Overview

    HDPE is High-Density Polyethylene which is a popular thermoplastic material made from petroleum. It offers incredible tensile strength with a high melting point that is inexpensive. HDPE's incredible properties are unmatched and it continues to grow in popularity. HDPE is used for many applications including plastic bottles, milk jugs, cutting boards, and even for piping.

    HDPE's melting point is 130°C so it can be used for many products. This material is available in sheets and rod formats. Its flexibility makes this plastic perfect for larger products like chemical and water tanks. Manufacturers have a tough time using high-grade materials that do not deliver. HDPE offers impressive factors for manufacturers looking to produce better, long-lasting products. HDPE is available in a variety of grades to help manufacturers produce many products for many categories. HDPE produces FDA-compliant products like cutting boards used in medical facilities or for outdoor equipment.

    HDPE offers a stiff material that lasts for a long time and a consistency that is 29% thicker than the original HDPE. Stabilization is critical because it's 29 to 30% lighter than it used to be and will resist both UV rays and exposure to water. HDPE is available in sheets making it a perfect choice for marine products such as water tanks, outdoor equipment, outdoor cabinets, and playground equipment.

    HDPE is used continually within the food industry for products that meet all FDA requirements that are directly and indirectly in contact with food. Because HDPE is resistant to hot water and cleaning formulas, making it perfect for the food industry.

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    HDPE Antimicrobial Properties

    Antimicrobial HDPE offers incredible resistance against bacteria, algae, and fungi. The resistance is due to its molecular makeup. HDPE is bonded at a molecular level to maintain its ability to last for longer periods of time. This plastic also works well with all woodworking tools so it remains sturdy.

    All its properties make this a great product for hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other medical facilities for placing their medications in carts. Its properties for resistance against bacteria and algae help HDPE increase its presence in the retail industry where showing and storing products for a long time is critical for business.

    You Can Engrave Your Items

    As HDPE is UV-stabilized, you can even engrave your items. This plastic is weather-resistant, long-lasting, and available in a convenient sheet format. HDPE plastic comes in a variety of colors so you do not have to paint or refinish your products. As the color will remain as is, this is an excellent material for toys, children's furniture, playground equipment, and so much more.

    Wood Grains Will Look Natural

    As HDPE is very flexible, choosing a wood grain for the appearance of wood is a great option. Also, you have the option to choose a particular color for your wood grain. Like all HDPE plastic, you will have great stability, resistance to many elements, low maintenance, and will continue looking great. Also, you can change the colors on the sheets to get the look you want.

    This texture will work perfectly outdoors for any number of items such as outdoor furniture and equipment on playgrounds.

    The Benefits Of Using HDPE Plastic

    We will go over some of the benefits of using HDPE over other materials. Because this material resists corrosion, it's a great choice for public infrastructure such as underground piping that will not rust.

    Sterilization plays a big part in using HDPE for food storage containers. Some other great benefits include flexibility which can be easily molded for what you need. Because this material is pliable, the melting point is an impressive 210 to 270°C. Once it's melted down, it will produce many other products including water tanks, cutting boards, bottles for shampoo, conditioners, detergents, and piping.

    HDPE offers an excellent strength-to-density ratio of 0.93 to 0.97 g but not in comparison to LDPE or Low-Density Polyethylene. Also, HDPE's molecular structure is quite different from LDPE. It offers a linear system with very little branching making the structure stronger. This is exactly why a 60-gram cup will hold a gallon of liquid without warping.

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    Most consumers are concerned about the environment and are on the lookout for materials that are recyclable. Since the global footprint is increasing, this has become critically important. When HDPE is recycled, it will save up to 50% of the cost of the material but not affect the integrity of the recycled material. As a matter of fact, recycled HDPE is just as good as new material.

    The Disadvantages Of Using HDPE Plastic

    There are a few disadvantages associated with HDPE

    • A High Thermal Expansion
    • High Flammability
    • Will Not Resist Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
    • Will Not Resist Oxidizing Acids

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    HDPE Applications

    This product comes with mechanical features that are perfect for various requirements in many industries.

    • Packaging
    • Consumer Goods
    • Textiles and Fibers


    Due to its chemical resistance and strength against impact, HDPE polyethylene is excellent for bulk containers, crates, fruit juices, and bottles containing liquid food, and many other large packaging.

    Consumer Goods

    Not only is HDPE inexpensive and easy to process, with injection and extrusion molding, this material is perfect for many consumer goods.

    Textiles and Fibers

    Due to its high tensile strength, HDPE products are very competitive in the manufacturing of products such as decorative fabrics, and industrial products, for fishing and sports including nets and ropes. Other note-worthy applications include cables and wiring, vehicle parts, drainage using pipes, cable protection, inspection chambers, water, gas, sea downspouts, etc.

    HDPE's Toxic Factors

    Speaking chemically, HDPE is inert, in other words, it will not easily react with other elements. Because it does not easily react to certain elements, it's the perfect choice for the food industry contributing to the use in food-grade applications and has received approval from many agencies including the FDA or U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the EFSA or European Food Safety Authority. HDPE does not leak chemicals into food or beverages making it a popular choice for milk jugs, juice bottles, and other similar containers.

    Recycling HDPE can release contaminants if the process is not done correctly. During the manufacturing stage chemicals are involved such as phthalates associated with endocrine disruption. Even though chemicals are normally removed during production, there is always a chance of trace amounts remaining behind.

    Therefore, if you are worried that HDPE could be toxic, current evidence suggests that HDPE is non-toxic when used the right way. On the other hand, if you plan to use the product for a long period of time in high temperatures or during critical applications, such as medical devices, it would be advisable to carefully examine the manufacturing and recycling processes to guarantee minimal risks. With the emergence of new technologies like nano-additives in plastic could change the toxicity profile, so keep an eye out for future evaluations.

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    The Future Of HDPE

    Injection molding has been a very important contributor to HDPE products with a quarter of the market share. HDPE is used by manufacturing companies for guarding goods in storage. Even with the rising demand for packaging films, the thin-film applications of HDPE are expected to grow in leaps and bounds.

    There are two things that are in HDPE's favor

    • It's used in making flexible and inflexible packaging
    • Has increased awareness of single-use plastics and has built up a great business ecosystem for HDPE which benefits manufacturing.

    With the growth of the packaging and automobile industry, demand for HDPE will remain steady worldwide, especially in North America and Europe. The Asian market including China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, and Bangladesh will remain strong through a continual increase within the automobile and construction industries.

    Another important factor is E-commerce. More and more consumers are shopping online which will increase the demand in developing countries. Because HDPE materials are on the rise and showing strong growth, it will improve productivity while reducing costs.


    Why Is HDPE Used In Hospitals?

    There are several reasons for HDPE's popularity in hospitals and the medical industry. Its high-impact resistance, low moisture absorption, corrosion and chemical resistance, and its versatility have made HDPE a popular choice in the medical industry. Also, HDPE Plastic will not splinter, rot, fade, or retain bacteria, and is affordable. HDPE will create reliable and cost-saving medical devices.

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    Can HDPE Be Used In Microwaves?

    HDPE is FDA-approved for food applications and is compatible with microwaves. Its tolerance is -40° to 266° F before it will warp.

    Which is stronger, HDPE or PVC?

    In some ways they are similar and in other ways not at all. They are both solid and rigid. PVC is stronger and heavier but HDPE is more exacting and more resistant to heat and abrasion.

    Is HDPE stronger than wood?

    HDPE is more stable than wood, metals, and other plastics. It will not scratch or dent, and is resistant to water, unlike wood.

    In Conclusion

    HDPE is a very versatile polymer that is popular in many industries including healthcare, construction, and packaging. It's exceptionally strong, resists chemicals, and will last a long time. HDPE is lightweight and recyclable. With advanced technology, it's believed HDPE will be in demand for even more applications down the road. In 2007, HDPE's global market reached a volume of more than 30 million tons.

    In A Recap

    HDPE polyethylene or HDPE or Polyethylene high-density (PEHD) is a thermoplastic polymer produced from ethylene. When used for HDPE pipes it's often called alkathene or polythene. HDPE comes with a high strength-to-ratio and is used to make plastic bottles, geomembranes, plastic lumber, and corrosion-resistant piping. HDPE is recyclable and is identified by the number 2 in the resin identification code or triangle made of arrows.