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Polymer Truck Liners

Why does my dump truck need a liner?

Polymer Dump Liners have a variety of benefits that can ultimately save you time and money. Made of high-quality plastics with a low Co-efficient of friction, Polymer Dump Liners will not only outperform steel and aluminum but outlast them as well. Speed: Polymer Liners have a slick, non-stick finish to promote a faster material release, allowing you to complete more trips per day and prevent material carry back. Safety: By Releasing the material quickly and reducing the angle of incline, a quick release liner reduces the chance of tip-overs and eliminates the need for the driver to shovel out the box after dumping. Equipment: With a faster and consistent load release you minimize the wear on your hoist and do not need equipment to scrape out your box. Reducing the odds of damaging your box.

How much weight will a polymer liner add to my haul?

Polymer Dump Truck Liners weigh less than steel or aluminum. A 3/8" liner weighs approximately 1.8 lbs/sq ft.

What can I haul with a SilverSlide Liner?

SilverSlide is an ideal liner solution for light to medium duty or wet materials such as: Mulch, Grain, Soil, Salt, Sand, Gravel, Clay, Manure, Brine, Sludge.

What can I haul with a Durapro Liner?

DuraPro is a tough liner designed specifically for hauling heavy-duty and abrasive materials such as: Rock, Rubble, Flyash, Coal, Gravel (Any Size), Fertilizer, Salt.

Can I haul Asphalt with a polymer liner?

Yes! We are proud to supply QuickSilver Liners, the only truck liner on the market rated for Hot Asphalt up to 450°F.

What else can I haul with a QuickSilver Liner?

Almost anything else! From Hot Asphalt to sub-zero temperatures, QuickSilver is proven to have the best load release with materials such as: Asphalt, Coal, Gravel (Any Size), Rock, Rubble, Salt, Flyash,Fertilizer, Soil, Sludge.

What makes tha Haulk so strong?

The Haulk Liner is the toughest liner in the industry and has extreme wear properties. These properties are possible because it is made from 100% Virgin UHMW-PE, formulated with glass beads throughout to provide extreme abrasion resistance and impact strength.

Do I need Haulk or DuraPro?

The DuraPro is a tough, resilient, and versatile liner suitable for most abrasive materials. However, for the most extreme applications, the Haulk is formulated with glass beads to increase the wear and impact resistant properties of DuraPro. You should consider a Haulk Liner if you haul any of the following: - Auto Fluff - Rip Rap or Rubble - Bottom Ash Demolition containing rebar can still damage the Haulk. We reccomend spreading a layer of dirt or sand over your liner if you plan to haul large demolition.

How long does a Liner take to install/How long will my truck be down?

We can install most liners in a single day. We make a conscious effort to minimize your down time and get your truck back to you as quickly as possible.

Will the weather conditions affect the performance of my liner?

No, Polymer Liners are designed to perform equally in the heat and in the cold, preventing freeze ups and releasing your load year-round.

What styles of truck and trailer can you line?

All our liners are custom machined to fit your equipment, meaning we can line just about any style of truck. - Dump Trailers - Dump Bodies - Live-Bottoms - Transfer Dumps - Bottom Dumps - Gravel Trains - Many More! Don't see your equipment? Call to talk with our truck liner experts!

My truck is an old model and has seen better days, how can you help?

We can custom machine a liner to fit just about any age and style of truck. If your truck is beat up and dented, we have CWB certified welders that can patch existing damage to your box before laying in the liner.

I am not close to Plastruct, how can I get a liner?

For customers who asre out of our installation area, we are proud to offer custom machined kits that include everything from your liner to the lead edge and fasteners to an installation guide, setting you up to successfully install your own liner.

How does a Polymer Liner prevent cross-contamination?

The non-stick finish of a polymer liner ensures your whole load is released, and they are easy to clean so you can be confident there is no cross-contamination.

What is Coefficient of Friction and why should I care?

To put it simply Co-efficient of Friction is the measure of slip. This is calculated by dividing the downward force of an object by the force it takes to move that object across the surface in question. This is important because polymer truck liners are designed to have a significantly lower co-efficient of friction than steel or aluminum. It is that trait that allows a liner to release your load quickly and consistently.

Are Polymer Truck Liners resistant to chemicals?

Yes, polymer lining systems are designed to be corrosion and chemical resistant, allowing you to haul just about any materials.

How can I clean my liner

Cleaning a Polymer Liner is quick and easy. By nature the non-stick properties of a dump liner make them easy to maintain. 1. Sweep out left over debris or fines from the previous haul. 2. Powerwash your liner

How does a Dump Truck Liner improve Driver and Job Site safety?

By releasing the load fast, you prevent the hazard of becoming top-heavy and tipping while unloading, protecting the driver and the site around them. Secondly by releasing all of the material, the driver does not need to climb in the box to shovel out stuck material.

Bulk Material Handling

What is a Bulk Material Handling Liner?

A Bulk Material Handling Liner is a series of TIVAR-88 or other specialty high wear polymers that are chosen based on material characteristics, as well as bin and environmental conditions. These sheets are mechanically fastened to the steel or concrete substrate using specifically designed hidden fasteners to create a completely smooth and seemless polymer lining and promote consistent material flow.

What is Coefficient of Friction and why should I care?

To put it simply Co-efficient of Friction is the measure of slip. This is calculated by dividing the downward force of an object by the force it takes to move that object across the surface in question. This is important because polymer truck liners are designed to have a significantly lower co-efficient of friction than steel or aluminum. It is that trait that allows a liner to release your load quickly and consistently.

Material Selection

What materials are approved to be safely used in food handling applications?

- Sani-Armour Puck Board - Marine Board - Sani-Lite (Cutting Board) - TIVAR1000 - PTFE - Acetal - Nylon - Polypropelyne

Plastic Machining

What machining services do you offer?

From drawing to finished parts, we can do it all. We offer full service CNC Routers and Lathes to produce high quality polymer parts to suit any application.

Plastic Fabrications

Can you replicate a part I have?

Yes, send over a drawing or bring in your part and we will get back to you as soon as possible with a quote and leadtime to produce your parts!

Customer Service

Do you only sell to businesses?

No, everyone is welcome! Although we have built a loyal base of commercial customers, we started by selling to our neighbours and are proud to continue serving the community.

How long will it take to get my order?

At Plastruct we respect the urgency of our customer's needs and strive to meet or exceed production deadlines. For stock material orders, pick-up is available same-day before 4:30PM, or Next-Day freight. Plastic Machining and Fabrication lead-times vary depending on production demand. Please talk to one of our sales staff to confirm current lead times.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept: - Cash - Cheque - EFT (E-Transfer to - Wire Transfer - Interac Debit - Mastercard - VISA


What tools do I use to cut HDPE?

HDPE sheets can be cut with tools that many people already have. If you treat it like wood you will be successful in cutting and drilling it. For the best result using a circular or panel saws, use a carbide tooth blade. Standard router bits and jigsaw blades also work well for cutting curved or other geometric profiles., The tool blades nned to be sharp for the best results.

Does HDPE crack in the cold?

Sani- Armour HDPE sheets are formulated with sub-zero applications in mind, allowing it to maintain its strength and flexibility at most temperatures. It is important that correct installation methods be used when installing HDPE sheets to ensure you do not induce stress into the sheet. For high-impact at extremely cold temperatures, check out or Mach1 Polymer Sheets!

Can HDPE be used under water?

Our HDPE sheets are produced from resin that has a water absortion rate of virtually zero, meaning it does not soak up water or other fluids. Due to these properties, HDPE works just as well in the water as it does out.

How much does HDPE expand and contract?

Indoor applications experience little to no expansion or contraction as the temperature generally remains constant. For outdoor applications, the rule of thumb is that a 4'X8' sheet will expand and contract as much as 1/2" in length from a hot summer day to sub-zero winter temperatures. Due to its molecular structure, HDPE sheets expand more in length than they do in width. The easiest formula to use for an exact expansion / contraction dimension is as follows:
Degrees Fahrenheit:
0.00011 x degree variance(°F) x length in inches
Example: 0.00011 x 30°F temperature change x 96" long sheet = 0.3168" or approximately 5/16" Degrees Celsius:
0.00019 x degree variance(°C) x length in inches
Example: 0.0001 x 16.7°F temperature change x 96" long sheet = 0.3173" or approximately 5/16". While these numbers may seem high, expansion can be easily negated by using correct installation techniques.

How do I clean HDPE?

One of the key benefits of an HDPE sheet is that dirt and grime cannot grab hold of it. Therefore a simple mixture of warm soapy water will usually do the job. For tougher cleaning jobs a chemical solution may be used. Although HDPE is very chemical resistant, refer to the chemical chart to verify compliance.

Can I paint HDPE?

No, HDPE sheets are produced with a closed cell structure polymer. This means it will not absorb liquids, but also means that paints, stains, or adhesives, will not work.

Can HDPE be used outside?

Typically most HDPE will break down and fade quickly outdoors. However, our Sani-Armour sheet is developed specifically for full sun and harsh weather environments.


What is UHMW-PE?

Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene is the stongest polyethylene available. It is a tough material designed specifically to provide a long service life in harsh operating conditions such as high levels of sliding, wear, and abrasion in a wide range of temperatures and other demanding application environments. UHMW out wears Nylons, Acetals, and PTFE in wear and abbrasion applications, producing durable components that can reduce your maintenance downtime.

Is UHMW Water Resistant?

Yes, the water absorption rate for UHMW-PE is effectively zero. UHMW will retain its strength and performance properties in wet applications and will not swell or rot.

Is UHMW Chemical Resistant?

UHMW has great chemical resistant properties and will not corrode in most chemical applications. Double check our technical data chart or speak with our sales staff to confirm UHMW is right for your specific applicaiton.


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