FAQ

HDPE Sheet

HDPE sheet is produced with a closed cell structure polymer. This means it will not absorb liquids, but also means that paint or stain will not adhere to it. The best way to obtain a colored sheet is to have it produced that way!  iPoly stocks many colors and can also produce custom colors. The color and pigmentation process for HDPE sheet ensures the color is through the entire sheet, and therefore is better than a surface coating, which could scratch or flake off.

UV stabilizers are an ultraviolet blocking agent that prevent resin breakdown by light sources such as the sun or lighting fixtures. HDPE resin is not naturally stabilized, however iPoly adds UV inhibitor components during their process, so the sheet is thoroughly stabilized inside and out. This means that the physical strengths of Sani-Armor sheet will not deteriorate when subjected to full sun or other UV light sources.

One of the key benefits of HDPE sheet is that dirt and grime cannot grab hold of it, therefore a simple warm/hot soapy water solution 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.

There are other manufacturers which produce colored HDPE sheet however it is very important how this is done. It is relatively straight-forward to add color and ultraviolet protection (UV). However we have learned through research and real-time outdoor testing, in Florida and Arizona, that this is not enough. Therefore our coloring system includes an engineered UV Pigmentation Process (UPP*) which allows the color to resist fading! This is very important as now your HDPE sheet will retain its color and look vibrant in the application!

The high operating temperature for most HDPE is 160°F (71°C). iPoly has developed Sani-Armor HDPE sheet to withstand 170°F (77°C). As with any material, when you come near to maximum operating temperatures, the physical characteristics will weaken. If your application requires sustained service life that is near the high operating temperature, you should consider alternative materials.

HDPE is the abbreviated form for "High Density Polyethylene". It is one of the most commonly used resins due to its high strength and relatively low cost compared to other resins. HDPE is an inert resin which is ideal for food grade applications. HDPE also has excellent chemical resistance.

Fastening HDPE sheet can be done with mechanical fasteners such as screws or bolts. Care should be taken to allow for expansion otherwise the sheet may buckle or pop between fasteners when the temperature gets warmer than installation temperature. We offer color-matched screws for a nice finished look.

The cold brittleness temperature of HDPE is -50°F (-45°C) This means that HDPE will still perform well, but if impacted at this temperature it may crack. For lower temperature performance a better choice will be our UHMPE sheet.

You can purchase HDPE sheet from iPoly or from one of our distributors near you. It is important to know that not all HDPE sheets are created equal. iPoly produces a superior grade due to their intensive R&D history and intimate knowledge of HDPE sheet manufacturing.

HDPE is a "self-healing" polymer which holds screws securely. As the screw passes through the sheet, the polymer heats up and forms itself to the profile of the flutes. Screw retention exponentially increases as the sheet gauge increases. For best results pre-drill a smaller hole prior to fastening screw into it; this will increase the holding power of the fastener as less polymer is displaced.

Yes, HDPE bends nicely! You can cold-form HDPE sheet into a fairly sharp radius quite easily without concern of breakage. Fabricators often use strip heaters to bend HDPE sheet into tight 90° bends to build boxes or other assemblies.

Sani-Armor HDPE sheet is formulated with sub-zero service in mind to maintain impact strength and flexibility. It is important that correct installation methods be used when installing HDPE sheet to ensure you do not introduce stress into the sheet. For high impact at extremely cold temperatures please refer to our Mach Polymer sheet.

HDPE sheet is easy to drill with both standard wood working and steel working  drill bits. Spade bits work well for larger holes. For larger holes a hole saw works, however they plug up rather quickly so it should be drilled using multiple depths with cleaning the shavings out in-between. A router or jigsaw(saber saw) will be useful for holes or profiles that are too large for drill bits. Self-augering drill bits do not work well as they cut too aggressively.

HDPE resin is an opaque color and must be colored during the process. We have standard colors which are popular, however we are not limited to any color. We can make virtually any color under the sun! All our colors follow the same deep cycle pigmentation and colorfast process to ensure high gloss vibrancy for outdoor applications!

The masking is engineered to stay in place and protect the surface right through the machining, fabricating, and installation process. The idea is that the masking be removed just prior to or even after installation. When the HDPE sheet is ready to use, it will have a fantastic, glossy appearance!

HDPE sheet is produced from resin that has a water absorption rate of virtually zero, meaning it does not soak up water or other fluids. Due to these properties, HDPE works as well totally submerged under water, as it does out of water.

Indoor applications experience little to no expansion as the temperature is constant. For outdoor ambient temperature applications, the rule of thumb is that a 4 x 8 sheet will expand as much as 1/2" in length from a hot summer day to sub-zero winter temperatures in cold climates. HDPE sheet expands more in length than in width, due to its molecular structure.

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.

Puckboard is a name given to HDPE sheet that is used for arenas and dasher board systems. As the name suggests, puckboard keeps the puck on the ice, provides impact strength, and good "bounce" to put the puck back into play. Puckboard is also a term commonly used in the agricultural market where it became popular by farm operators using old arena sheet when the local facility replaced their hockey boards. While puckboard is classified as an HDPE sheet, it is commonly manufactured using recycled resin for a percentage of its composition. Click on the link to HDPE sheet or call for pricing information.

HDPE is widely known to have excellent chemical resistance. It outperforms most plastics in chemical resistance. Refer to the HDPE Chemical Resistance Chart for more details.

Not all HDPE sheet is created equal. This is where iPoly HDPE sheet has risen to the top! Typically most HDPE will break down and fade quickly outdoors. Sani-Armor HDPE sheet is developed specifically for full sun and inclement weather. We have thoroughly tested to ensure it can withstand the harshest elements.

The beauty of HDPE sheet is that it 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. The best result for circular or panel saws is carbide teeth. Standard router bits and jigsaw blades also work well for cutting curved or other geometric profiles. The tool blades need to be sharp for best results.

Standard HDPE sheet will fade in the sun. iPoly has developed Sani-Armor HDPE sheet which is engineered to withstand full sun for extended periods of time. Our pigmentation and colorfast process, produces deep vibrant, glossy colors that resist fading in full sun. While some fading over years is inevitable, Sani-Amor HDPE provides years of full outdoor use anywhere in North America.

The beauty of HDPE sheet is that it 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. The best result for circular or panel saws is carbide teeth. Standard router bits and jigsaw blades also work well for cutting curved or other geometric profiles. The tool blades need to be sharp for best results.

Standard HDPE sheet will fade in the sun. iPoly has developed Sani-Armor HDPE sheet which is engineered to withstand full sun for extended periods of time. Our pigmentation and colorfast process, produces deep vibrant, glossy colors that resist fading in full sun. While some fading over years is inevitable, Sani-Amor HDPE provides years of full outdoor use anywhere in North America.

HDPE sheet is produced with a closed cell structure polymer. This means it will not absorb liquids, but also means that paint or stain will not adhere to it. The best way to obtain a colored sheet is to have it produced that way!  iPoly stocks many colors and can also produce custom colors. The color and pigmentation process for HDPE sheet ensures the color is through the entire sheet, and therefore is better than a surface coating, which could scratch or flake off.

UV stabilizers are an ultraviolet blocking agent that prevent resin breakdown by light sources such as the sun or lighting fixtures. HDPE resin is not naturally stabilized, however iPoly adds UV inhibitor components during their process, so the sheet is thoroughly stabilized inside and out. This means that the physical strengths of Sani-Armor sheet will not deteriorate when subjected to full sun or other UV light sources.

One of the key benefits of HDPE sheet is that dirt and grime cannot grab hold of it, therefore a simple warm/hot soapy water solution 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.

HDPE is the abbreviated form for "High Density Polyethylene". It is one of the most commonly used resins due to its high strength and relatively low cost compared to other resins. HDPE is an inert resin which is ideal for food grade applications. HDPE also has excellent chemical resistance.

Fastening HDPE sheet can be done with mechanical fasteners such as screws or bolts. Care should be taken to allow for expansion otherwise the sheet may buckle or pop between fasteners when the temperature gets warmer than installation temperature. We offer color-matched screws for a nice finished look.

The cold brittleness temperature of HDPE is -50°F (-45°C) This means that HDPE will still perform well, but if impacted at this temperature it may crack. For lower temperature performance a better choice will be our UHMPE sheet.

You can purchase HDPE sheet from iPoly or from one of our distributors near you. It is important to know that not all HDPE sheets are created equal. iPoly produces a superior grade due to their intensive R&D history and intimate knowledge of HDPE sheet manufacturing.

HDPE is a "self-healing" polymer which holds screws securely. As the screw passes through the sheet, the polymer heats up and forms itself to the profile of the flutes. Screw retention exponentially increases as the sheet gauge increases. For best results pre-drill a smaller hole prior to fastening screw into it; this will increase the holding power of the fastener as less polymer is displaced.

Yes, HDPE bends nicely! You can cold-form HDPE sheet into a fairly sharp radius quite easily without concern of breakage. Fabricators often use strip heaters to bend HDPE sheet into tight 90° bends to build boxes or other assemblies.

Sani-Armor HDPE sheet is formulated with sub-zero service in mind to maintain impact strength and flexibility. It is important that correct installation methods be used when installing HDPE sheet to ensure you do not introduce stress into the sheet. For high impact at extremely cold temperatures please refer to our Mach Polymer sheet.

HDPE sheet is easy to drill with both standard wood working and steel working  drill bits. Spade bits work well for larger holes. For larger holes a hole saw works, however they plug up rather quickly so it should be drilled using multiple depths with cleaning the shavings out in-between. A router or jigsaw(saber saw) will be useful for holes or profiles that are too large for drill bits. Self-augering drill bits do not work well as they cut too aggressively.

HDPE sheet is produced from resin that has a water absorption rate of virtually zero, meaning it does not soak up water or other fluids. Due to these properties, HDPE works as well totally submerged under water, as it does out of water.

Indoor applications experience little to no expansion as the temperature is constant. For outdoor ambient temperature applications, the rule of thumb is that a 4 x 8 sheet will expand as much as 1/2" in length from a hot summer day to sub-zero winter temperatures in cold climates. HDPE sheet expands more in length than in width, due to its molecular structure.

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.

Puckboard is a name given to HDPE sheet that is used for arenas and dasher board systems. As the name suggests, puckboard keeps the puck on the ice, provides impact strength, and good "bounce" to put the puck back into play. Puckboard is also a term commonly used in the agricultural market where it became popular by farm operators using old arena sheet when the local facility replaced their hockey boards. While puckboard is classified as an HDPE sheet, it is commonly manufactured using recycled resin for a percentage of its composition. Click on the link to HDPE sheet or call for pricing information.

HDPE is widely known to have excellent chemical resistance. It outperforms most plastics in chemical resistance. Refer to the HDPE Chemical Resistance Chart for more details.

Not all HDPE sheet is created equal. This is where iPoly HDPE sheet has risen to the top! Typically most HDPE will break down and fade quickly outdoors. Sani-Armor HDPE sheet is developed specifically for full sun and inclement weather. We have thoroughly tested to ensure it can withstand the harshest elements.

Densilite

Absolutely! Densilite™ is designed with a high screw retention force, meaning it will securely hold screws in place.

Densilite™ requires sharp carbide tools to cut. As it has a lower melt index then standard plastics due to its lightweight engineering, it melts more quickly with friction. As a result, hiigher feed rates must be applied when cutting. Standard circular saws work well. If edge cleaning is required a paint scraper is the best tool to use.

Yes. Cutting Densilite™ with a router provides the best cut quality. Carbide router bits work best.

Densilite™ is engineered to withstand high impact in normal operating temperatures. As with most plastics the impact resistance will lower during extreme cold temperatures.

Yes. Densilite™ has a UV resistant package which will allow it to be used outdoors in full sun. It also withstands harsh and wet environment.

Yes, although the edges look porous, they are still a closed cell structure which will not absorb water.

No. Densilite™ is not laminated during the manufacturing process; it is produced as one homogenous sheet. This ensures the integrity of the panel from surface to surface.

Yes, it can easily be drilled. Use standard drill bits or flat the boring bits (spade bits) for a good hole finish.

Densilite™ has exceptionally strong crack resistance; much stronger than that of standard HDPE sheet. This is one of its strong features, which allow it to be used in many applications.

Densilite™ weighs approximately 25% less than a standard HDPE sheet.

No, a 90° bend will not be possible without compromising its structural strength. However, it can be formed to radiuses either cold or with heat (for tighter radius).

We do not recommend it. Densilite™ has a surface finish which resists adherence by paint or other surface treatments. If custom color is required we can produce this for you; minimums apply.

Densilite™ is a co-density polymer sheet engineered to replace plywood.

Densilite™ has a higher break strength, is more rigid, and lighter weight than standard plastic sheet.

Densilite™ is manufactured using a process to create tiny air bubbles on the inside of the panel. This makes the sheet lighter weight but also allows it to be used in the same way as a plywood sheet would be used.

Mach Sheet

 Low co-efficient of friction, High impact strength, and excellent abrasion resistance are key properties of Mach UHMPE sheet. Another factor that doesn’t go unnoticed by fabricators is the ease of machining.

In theory UHMPE cannot be welded, however our Mach sheet is engineered with specific additives to make this possible. Only trained polymer extrusion welders should attempt this.

Mach sheet can be installed with mechanical fasteners. Care must be taken to allow for thermal expansion, which is standard for most plastic sheet materials.

No. The slippery surface will always remain, even if the sheet is worn to half its thickness. The slippery surface is not just a surface treatment that you see with many other plastics, it is inherent to its structure and is throughout the material. Our trademarked AAF™ (Accelerated Anti-Friction) is through the entire thickness of the panel, therefore you will always receive the benefit of amazing slip!

Mach sheet is very chemical resistant however it is important to verify which chemicals are OK. Please refer to the chemical charts listed on our web listed under resources.

Standard woodworking tools work well. We recommend using very sharp tooling. For best results use carbide cutters.

While many plastic sheets look alike, there are vast differences in their capabilities. HDPE is a general-purpose resin which works well for many applications. Mach UHMPE is an engineered polymer formulated for tough, severe duty applications.

Mach sheet is used by all industries but is a staple in the Industrial, Agriculture and Food, and Original Equipment Manufacturers(OEM) of all industries.

Sun – no problem!  Rain or sea water – no effect!  Wind – no problem!

Standard woodworking and steel working drill bits work well. For larger diameter holes, use spade bits or holes saws.

UHMPE has no UL recognition. An estimate is that it would be a HB (Horizontal Burn) on UL-1; that is slow burning (less than 3” per minute).

 Wear resistance varies depending on what is sliding on or against it. Due to the low coefficient of friction, Mach polymer sheet is extremely wear resistant against sliding abrasion.

Due to its low coefficient of friction, Mach UHMPE sheet creates almost zero resistance, therefore based on the law of motion the velocity of anything sliding over it is increased compared to most other plastic sheets.

No. Mach UHMPE sheet is self-lubricating. This is not only at the surface but through-out the sheet matrix. As the sheet wears during its service life, it will maintain the same self-lubricating properties as when it was new.

The Mach sheet product family has various grades ranging from Mach 1 to Mach 6. As the Mach level increases so does the wear resistance! There may be various levels inside of each Mach level as well, for example Mach 1 also includes a Plow Series and a Conveyor Paddle Series. These are engineered to meet the criteria for specific applications.

Mach sheet can operate continuously up to 180°F. The Extreme OPS Mach 6 can operate up to 200°F intermittently.

Each Mach level comes in a standard color. We are able to manufacture custom colors, however minimums will apply.

Mach sheet is very similar to PTFE (Teflon) regarding static and dynamic friction. However, PTFE is capable of handling higher temperatures.

UHMPE is the abbreviation for Ultra High Mechanical Polyethylene. It is a superior resin engineered to operate in demanding applications combining low co-efficient of friction, excellent abrasion resistance and high impact resistance. UHMPE is generally compression molded in high pressure molds, however some manufacturers experience success with specialty extrusion systems designed to withstand the extreme pressures required. Key physical properties include “no break” notched izod, extremely low co-efficient of friction, FDA compliance for direct food contact, and good abrasion resistance.

Mach UHMPE is a closed cell structure resin which will not accept coatings.

Both UHMWPE and UHMPE can be used for similar applications. For severe duty application we recommend moving to Mach 4 or Mach 6 sheet.

UHMWPE has a higher molecular weight compared to UHMPE. However this distinction is unlikely to make a difference in most applications.

Yes! UHMPE does not absorb water and is chemically inert making it ideal for submerged applications.

A key component of the Mach sheet is its ability to withstand high impact forces. This is due to the engineering of the UHMPE resin, which has a tightly knit molecular structure. These “chains” in the sheet absorb the impact while locking the polymer and keep it from cracking.

Bending Mach sheet can be done effectively without any additional heating for a large radius. Tight radiuses or 90° bends can be achieved by applying heat via an oven or heat bending machine. Some shops have had success bending Mach sheet in a press brake, however we do not recommend it as the polymer structure will not hold the bend angle.

A key component of the Mach sheet is its ability to withstand high impact forces. This is due to the engineering of the UHMPE resin, which has a tightly knit molecular structure. These “chains” in the sheet absorb the impact while locking the polymer and keep it from cracking.

 Low co-efficient of friction, High impact strength, and excellent abrasion resistance are key properties of Mach UHMPE sheet. Another factor that doesn’t go unnoticed by fabricators is the ease of machining.

In theory UHMPE cannot be welded, however our Mach sheet is engineered with specific additives to make this possible. Only trained polymer extrusion welders should attempt this.

Mach sheet can be installed with mechanical fasteners. Care must be taken to allow for thermal expansion, which is standard for most plastic sheet materials.

No. The slippery surface will always remain, even if the sheet is worn to half its thickness. The slippery surface is not just a surface treatment that you see with many other plastics, it is inherent to its structure and is throughout the material. Our trademarked AAF™ (Accelerated Anti-Friction) is through the entire thickness of the panel, therefore you will always receive the benefit of amazing slip!

Mach sheet is very chemical resistant however it is important to verify which chemicals are OK. Please refer to the chemical charts listed on our web listed under resources.

Standard woodworking tools work well. We recommend using very sharp tooling. For best results use carbide cutters.

Mach sheet is used by all industries but is a staple in the Industrial, Agriculture and Food, and Original Equipment Manufacturers(OEM) of all industries.

Sun – no problem!  Rain or sea water – no effect!  Wind – no problem!

Standard woodworking and steel working drill bits work well. For larger diameter holes, use spade bits or holes saws.

UHMPE has no UL recognition. An estimate is that it would be a HB (Horizontal Burn) on UL-1; that is slow burning (less than 3” per minute).

Due to its low coefficient of friction, Mach UHMPE sheet creates almost zero resistance, therefore based on the law of motion the velocity of anything sliding over it is increased compared to most other plastic sheets.

Mach sheet can operate continuously up to 180°F. The Extreme OPS Mach 6 can operate up to 200°F intermittently.

UHMPE is the abbreviation for Ultra High Mechanical Polyethylene. It is a superior resin engineered to operate in demanding applications combining low co-efficient of friction, excellent abrasion resistance and high impact resistance. UHMPE is generally compression molded in high pressure molds, however some manufacturers experience success with specialty extrusion systems designed to withstand the extreme pressures required. Key physical properties include “no break” notched izod, extremely low co-efficient of friction, FDA compliance for direct food contact, and good abrasion resistance.

Mach UHMPE is a closed cell structure resin which will not accept coatings.

A key component of the Mach sheet is its ability to withstand high impact forces. This is due to the engineering of the UHMPE resin, which has a tightly knit molecular structure. These “chains” in the sheet absorb the impact while locking the polymer and keep it from cracking.

 Low co-efficient of friction, High impact strength, and excellent abrasion resistance are key properties of Mach UHMPE sheet. Another factor that doesn’t go unnoticed by fabricators is the ease of machining.

In theory UHMPE cannot be welded, however our Mach sheet is engineered with specific additives to make this possible. Only trained polymer extrusion welders should attempt this.

Mach sheet can be installed with mechanical fasteners. Care must be taken to allow for thermal expansion, which is standard for most plastic sheet materials.

No. The slippery surface will always remain, even if the sheet is worn to half its thickness. The slippery surface is not just a surface treatment that you see with many other plastics, it is inherent to its structure and is throughout the material. Our trademarked AAF™ (Accelerated Anti-Friction) is through the entire thickness of the panel, therefore you will always receive the benefit of amazing slip!

Mach sheet is very chemical resistant however it is important to verify which chemicals are OK. Please refer to the chemical charts listed on our web listed under resources.

Standard woodworking tools work well. We recommend using very sharp tooling. For best results use carbide cutters.

Mach sheet is used by all industries but is a staple in the Industrial, Agriculture and Food, and Original Equipment Manufacturers(OEM) of all industries.

Sun – no problem!  Rain or sea water – no effect!  Wind – no problem!

Standard woodworking and steel working drill bits work well. For larger diameter holes, use spade bits or holes saws.

UHMPE has no UL recognition. An estimate is that it would be a HB (Horizontal Burn) on UL-1; that is slow burning (less than 3” per minute).

Due to its low coefficient of friction, Mach UHMPE sheet creates almost zero resistance, therefore based on the law of motion the velocity of anything sliding over it is increased compared to most other plastic sheets.

Mach sheet can operate continuously up to 180°F. The Extreme OPS Mach 6 can operate up to 200°F intermittently.

UHMPE is the abbreviation for Ultra High Mechanical Polyethylene. It is a superior resin engineered to operate in demanding applications combining low co-efficient of friction, excellent abrasion resistance and high impact resistance. UHMPE is generally compression molded in high pressure molds, however some manufacturers experience success with specialty extrusion systems designed to withstand the extreme pressures required. Key physical properties include “no break” notched izod, extremely low co-efficient of friction, FDA compliance for direct food contact, and good abrasion resistance.

Mach UHMPE is a closed cell structure resin which will not accept coatings.

Sani-Armor ICE

No; it is normal for the surface to be scratched. In fact, Sani-Armor ICE was engineered to work as good or even better with scratches! If you concerned about the looks, then it is possible to scrape the surface using a paint scraper or for large areas an ice scraper can be used.

No, Sani-Armor ICE has no abnormal effects on skate blades. Regular sharpening of skate blades is required just like on real ice.

It will last anywhere from 5 to 15 years depending on how much you use it. Keep in mind that you can flip all the panels over to double the life of your ICE! With proper care and use it will provide years of enjoyment and training.

Yes, Sani-Armor ICE can be used indoors as well as outdoors anytime of the year. It is designed to work in places where ice is not a possibility and therefore has been engineered to withstand all temperatures and weather conditions.

While some fading over time is normal, Sani-Armor ICE has been designed with UV protection to ensure longevity. This will allow the ice to retain its physical properties as well as its color.

The panels are manufactured with a friction fit puzzle piece design that interlocks securely. Full installation details are available on the Installation Guide.

Yes, Sani-Armor ICE can be cut to fit. Please follow the installation instructions to ensure you have maximized the panels.

Yes. The interlocking panels are designed to work either way. The panels can be easily separated and reinstalled “upside down”. This will double the service life of your skating surface!

A small ice surface of 10 feet x 20 feet can be installed in about one hour

There are a number of ways that it can be cleaned. Pressure washing is the easiest, however for indoor rink's or if you don't have a pressure washer this is not possible. To clean the Sani-Armor ICE, broom off any debris & dust.  Then take a pail of warm water with dish soap and mop surface. Use a towel or squeegee to dry the top surface.

Yes.  Sani-Armor ICE is designed to work all your muscles and increase your on-ice strength and agility. Using Sani-Armor ICE on a regular basis will increase your stamina, muscle conditioning, speed, and reflexes. Sani-Armor ICE is especially designed to increase lower body strength to give you an explosive advantage during the game.

Yes, it is often purchased for goalkeeper training. This allows for year-round training at home or any other facility.

Yes, any type of ice skates work well on Sani-Armor ICE.

Sani-Armor ICE is used for figure skating around the world. We recommend our Sani-Armor MAX tiles for figure skating applications as there are less connection seams.

Sani-Armor Ice has been formulated to mimic real Canadian ice in terms of slip and feel. When on skates you will notice very little difference from a regular ice skating surface.

No liquids or oils are required! Sani-Armor ICE has been engineered with our trademarked AAF™ (Accelerated Anti-Friction) that provide the slip necessary for skate blades.

Scratches in the surface are normal and expected. Our trademarked AAF™ (Accelerated Anti-Friction) is through the entire thickness of the panel, therefore you will always continue to enjoy an excellent skating surface.