Polyethylene (HDPE & LPDE)

Polyethylene Sheet, Rod, Film & Tube

Polyethylene has long been considered the work horse of thermoplastics. Its chemical inertness coupled with the ease of fabrication and low cost make it an ideal solution for a variety of applications ranging from harsh chemical environments to notebook covers. Polyethylene, the largest volume thermoplastic polymer used today, is available in a wide variety of grades and formulations that have an equally wide range of properties. Some polyethylenes are flexible, others are rigid; some have poor impact strength, others are virtually unbreakable; some have good clarity; others are opaque. Service temperatures can range from -40 to +200°F. In general, however, polyethylenes are characterized by toughness, excellent chemical resistance and electrical properties, low coefficient of friction, near-zero moisture absorption, light weight (approximately one-eighth that of steel) and ease of processing. We have Polyethylene available in sheet, rod, film, and tube for all applications.

Polyethylenes are classified into three main categories, according to density: Low, Medium and High. A fourth type, ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene (UHMWPE), is beyond the high-density range. In some cases, properties of this high-performance plastic are similar to other polyethyenes, but in others cases can be dramatically different. Also available is crosslinked polyethylene, a special grade which, by chemical or irradiation treatment, becomes essentially a thermoset material with outstanding heat resistance and strength.

Polyethylene is classified into several different categories based mostly on its density and branching. The mechanical properties of PE depend significantly on variables such as the
extent and type of branching, the crystal structure, and the molecular weight. UHMWPE(ultra high molecular weight PE) HMWPE (high molecular weight polyethylene) HDPE (high density PE) HDXLPE (high density cross-linked PE) PEX (cross-linked PE) MDPE (medium density PE) LDPE (low density PE) LLDPE (linear low density PE) VLDPE (very low density PE).

LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (LDPE)
LDPE is noted for its low temperature flexibility, toughness and corrosion resistance. It is not suited for applications where stiffness, high temperature resistance and structural strength are required. The ease of fabrication and a low cost factor make this material the choice for many applications.

HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE)
HDPE is well suited for applications where a greater tensile and compression strength is needed. HDPE possesses excellent impact strength and corrosion resistance. It meets FDA requirements for direct food contact and can be sterilized easily in boiling water.

Industry Tradenames: A/A Drainage Liner, A/A Liner, ARP Cutting Board, CPG Seaboard, Contain, Cream P, Duravar, Etheylene, Ethylux, Excelon, HDPE, HMW-PE, IT, King Color Core, King Cutting Board, King Cutting Board XL, King Pipegrade, King Starboard, King Starboard AS, King Starboard XL, King Starlite XI, LDPE, Lennite, Lineai, MDPE, PEPolyflo, Pipe Grade, Polystone Polystone M, Polystone G, Ramex, RAU/LDPE, RAU/LLPE, Resinol Type A, Resinol Type F, Sym-Plate, Sanalite, Sanatec, Tivar, Tivar 88, Tivar 88-2, Tivar 88 Antistatic, Tivar 88-2 Antistatic, Tivar 1000, Tivar 1000 Antistatic, Tivar 1000 UV Resistant Twar Dryslide, Tivar Extended Wear, Tivar HOT, Tivar Oilfield, Tivar Polysteel, Tivar Urethane, UHMW-PE, Xylethon

Characteristics

  • UV Stabilizers 
  • Anti-Static 
  • Color Pigments 
  • Flame Retardant
Size
48" x 96"
48" x 120"
60" x 72"
Diameter
1/4" to 10"
 
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Thickness
0.001" through 0.01"

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19000109 .001 X 9 X 400 PE FILM CLR

19000208 .002 X 8.4 X 200 PE FILM CLR

19000212 .002 X 12 X 200 PE FILM CLR

19000220 .002 X 20 X 200 PE FILM CLR

19000404 .004 X 4 X 100 PE FILM CLR

19000406 .004 X 6 X 100 PE FILM CLR

19000408 .004 X 8 X 100 PE FILM CLR

19000410 .004 X 10 X 100 PE FILM CLR

19000412 .004 X 12 X 100 PE FILM CLR

19000420 .004 X 20 X 100 PE FILM CLR

1900042050 .004 X 20 X 50 PE FILM CLR

19000432 .004 X 32 X 100 PE FILM CLR

19000603 .006 X 3 X 100 PE FILM CLR

19000604 .006 X 4 X 100 PE FILM CLR

19000606 .006 X 6 X 100 PE FILM CLR

19000608 .006 X 8 X 100 PE FILM CLR

19000610 .006 X 10 X 100 PE FILM CLR

19000612 .006 X 12 X 100 PE FILM CLR

19000616 .006 X 16 X 100 PE FILM CLR

19000620 .006 X 20 X 100 PE FILM CLR

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