Polyethylene Properties


What is Polyethylene?

Polyethylene (PE) is a thermoplastic belonging to the polymer family and is a widely used plastic material for many different industrial applications. There are two main types of polyethylene: high density polyethylene (HDPE) and low density polyethylene (LDPE).

Here are the general properties of polyethylene:

Flexibility and Durability: Polyethylene is flexible and resistant to impact. This makes it particularly suitable for applications that require flexibility, such as packaging materials and containers.

Chemical Resistance: Polyethylene is resistant to many chemicals. This feature allows it to be used in applications that may be exposed to various chemicals.

Low Density: LDPE, low density polyethylene, is a lightweight material and is preferred for lightweight applications such as packaging materials.

Waterproof: Polyethylene is a waterproof material, which makes it suitable for contact with water or for making water-resistant products.

Thermal and Electrical Insulation: Polyethylene is a material that insulates heat and electricity well. This property allows it to be used for cable insulation and electrical devices.

Recyclability: Polyethylene is a recyclable material, which is advantageous in terms of sustainability.

Polyethylene Order to Ankara Bronz

PPE - 300 (Low molecular weight)

High chemical resistance, highly resistant to acid alkali and solvents. -50 +80 °C temperature range, low coefficient of friction, slippery, water and moisture absorbency.

PE - 500 (High molecular weight)

High molecular weight, physiological, no water absorption, impact resistant, good sliding properties, resistant to wear and tear, operating in the temperature range of -100 +80°C

PE - 1000 (Ultra High molecular weight)

Very high molecular weight, physiological, no water absorption, very resistant to impact, very good sliding properties, extremely resistant to abrasion, excellent -260 +80°C temperature range.