LDPE Resin

LDPE Resin Characteristics & Uses

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MaterialLDPE
Chemical NameLDPE; Low Density Polyethylene
StructureLow Crystalline
OpacityTransparent
StrengthFlexible
Specific Gravity0.92
Shrinkage2.0%-3.0%
Melting Point213°-243°F
Deflection Temperature102°-203°F
Service Temperature114.8°F
ApplicationsLDPE resin is commonly used when plastic injection molding laboratory equipment, containers & bottles. It is also commonly used for molding liners for tanks and ponds.
Advantages

  • Retains Toughness & Pliability Over a Wide Temperature Range

  • Highly Recyclable Material

Disadvantages

  • Density Drops Off Dramatically Above Room Temperature

  • Exposure to Light & Oxygen Results in Loss of Strength & Loss of Tear Resistance