HDPE Resin

HDPE Resin Properties & Uses

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Please Note: PMC does not sell the material listed below.  We only use the material list to inform visitors that we are experienced in processing  these materials for many fine products.

MaterialHDPE
Chemical NameHDPE; High Density Polyethylene
 StructureCrystalline
OpacityTranslucent to Opaque
StrengthTough
Specific Gravity0.947-0.977
Shrinkage1.0 to 2.0%
Melting Point239° F
 Deflection Temperature140° – 194° F
Service Temperature183.2° 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.