HDPE Copolymer Resin

HDPE Copolymer Resin Characteristics & Uses

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MaterialHDPE Copolymer
Chemical Name High Density Polyethylene Copolymer
StructureCrystaline
OpacityTranslucent to Opaque
StrengthTough, Waxy
Specific Gravity0.94-0.97
Shrinkage1.0 to 2.0%
Melting Point239°F
Deflection Temperature185°F
Service Temperature183.2°F
ApplicationsWhen it comes to plastic injection molding with HDPE Copolymer resin, some ideal applications are:

  • Seals

  • Closures

  • Containers

  • Storage

  • Household Goods

Advantages

  • Highly Inert

  • Non-Reactive

  • Fire Resistant

  • Chemical Resistant

Disadvantages

  • High Thermal Expansion

  • Susceptible to Stress Cracking

  • Difficult to Bond

  • Poor Temperature Capability

  • Low Strength