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HDPE Plastic Info

High Density Polyethylene Plastic Containers


Characteristics of HDPECharacteristics of HDPE

  • Poor
  • Excellent

  • Clarity
  • Moisture Barrier
  • Oxygen Barrier
  • Acid Resistance
  • Grease & Oil Resistance
  • Stiffness
  • Impact Resistance
  • Heat Resistance
  • Cold Resistance
  • Sunlight Resistance

  • Fair to Good
  • Good
  • Poor
  • Fair to Good
  • Good
  • Fair
  • Good to Excellent
  • Good
  • Excellent
  • Fair



Other Characteristics of HDPE

HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) is a higher density version of PE. It is harder and stronger as well slightly heavier then LDPE and PE. HDPE can be processed in a number of ways including plastic molding, plastic injection molding, extrusion, film blowing and blow molding.


HDPE for Packaging

HDPE is used for many packaging application because it has excellent moisture barrier properties as well it is lightweight and flexible. HDPE plastic has good resistance to chemicals which is why it is commonly used to package many household and industrial cleaning products including detergents, bleaches, and acids.


Other Uses of HDPE

HDPE is found in many forms such as film, blow molded bottles, and injection molding. In film form HDPE is used in snack food packaging as well as cereal box liners. In blow molded bottle form, HDPE is used for milk and non-carbonated beverage bottles. In injection molded tub form HDPE is used to produce packaging for margarine, whipped toppings and deli foods.



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