HDPE Resin

HDPE Resin Properties & Uses

To avoid improper resin selection, Contact PMC for additional help in determining the exact engineering resin required for your application.
Material HDPE
Chemical Name HDPE; High Density Polyethylene
 Structure Crystalline
Opacity Translucent to Opaque
Strength Tough
Specific Gravity 0.947-0.977
Shrinkage 1.0 to 2.0%
Melting Point 239° F
 Deflection Temperature 140° – 194° F
Service Temperature 183.2° F

Applications

HDPE resin is ideal for large parts that require outstanding physical performance. It is commonly used in application such as:

  • Corrosion-Resistant Piping
  • Plastic Lumbar
  • Packaging
  • Plastic Bottles
Advantages
  • Excellent Processability
  • High Strength to High Density Ratio
  • Good Stiffness, Strength & Toughness
  • Moisture Resistant
Disadvantages
  • Can be Susceptible to Environmental Stress Cracking  – If internal stresses are not minimized by proper design and use of lowest MFR material at a particular density level.
  • Soluble in Hydrocarbons at Temperatures Greater than 140° F – However, resistance to these materials is greater than that of LDPE Resin.

For the most up-to-date information on engineering-grade resins, please visit: https://plastics.ulprospector.com/.

To avoid improper resin selection, Contact PMC for additional help in determining the exact engineering resin required for your application.