Puck board is the same material used on the inside of hockey arenas and for your Rec Room or backyard arena everywhere throughout North America. It is tough and durable and takes much abuse. It is the ultimate for covering your snowboard ramps and boxes. It can be cut with a regular saw and shaved, chiseled or drilled to fit your exacting standards.
Puckboard Expansion and Contraction
Puckboard, is a versatile, adaptive plastic material. Made of robust HDPE (High Density PolyEthylene). Puckboard is durable resilient, and can take high impacts without cracking or breaking even in cold temperatures. Puck board is the idea product for arena dasher boards. Puckboard is available in a wide range of colours and thicknesses.
In the design and manufacturing of the dasher board steel frame, Sound Barriers was able to place the aluminium stanchions in such as manner as to reuse the tempered glass barriers in the system, reducing the overall cost rebuild to the arena.
One underrated plastic for use by “do-it-yourselfers” is HDPE (high-density-polyethylene) puckboard. Puckboard is an economy-grade plastic sheet that is excellent for a number of projects. Puckboard is durable and aptly named, as it is the material used in ice hockey rinks. It can take impact from everyday life such as body contact and its smooth surface means the material is easy to clean. You will often see it installed in farms providing a low-maintenance wall covering. You may also see it used as a covering to protect walls from dogs in various kennels. The two colors you will most commonly available are white and black.
The material is easily fabricated using household tools. When cutting, a saw with high RPMs works best, most commonly a jigsaw – at least that seems to be the anecdotal consensus online. Table saws also run at high RPMs and as long as you have proper support for the sheets, they will cut accurately. It is common when cutting plastics for the edge to melt a little due to friction so keeping some medium to heavy grit sandpaper on hand to smooth the edges and to deburr, is a good idea.