LLDPE Resin

LLDPE Resin Characteristics & Uses

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MaterialLLDPE
Chemical NameLLDPE; Linear Low Density Polyethylene
StructureAmorphous
OpacityOpaque to Translucent
StrengthFlexible; Stretchable
Specific Gravity0.916
Shrinkage3.0%
Melting Point238°-320°F
Deflection Temperature66 PSI (Unannealed) 107-185°F; 264 PSI (Unannealed) 93.2-160°F
Service Temperature194°F-230°F
ApplicationsLLDPE resin is commonly used in applications such as, plastic films, bags, stretch wrap, covers, lids, toys and cable insulation.
Advantages

  • Stretchable

  • Thin Sections Possible without Losing Strength

  • Recyclable

  • Does Not Strain Harden

Disadvantages

  • Shear Thickening

  • Difficult to mold with

  • Poor Flow