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Thermoplastic High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

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Thermoplastic
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Property Value in metric unit Value in US unit
Density 0.95 *10³ kg/m³ 59.3 lb/ft³
Modulus of elasticity 1.86 GPa 270 ksi
Tensile strength 31 MPa 4500 psi
Elongation 100 % 100 %
Flexural strength 40 MPa 5800 psi
Thermal expansion (20 ºC) 12.6*10-5 ºCˉ¹ 7*10-5 in/(in* ºF)
Thermal conductivity 0.48 W/(m*K) 3.33 BTU*in/(hr*ft²*ºF)
Melting point 130 ºC 266 ºF
Maximum work temperature 120 ºC 248 ºF
Electric resistivity 1013-1016 Ohm*m 1015-1018 Ohm*cm
Dielectric constant 2.4 - 2.4 -
  • Goog strength;
  • Good impact strength;
  • Good chemical resistance;
  • Good stiffness;
  • Poor UV resistance.

Applications: packaging films, heavy duty shrink film, pipes, containers, bags, blown bottles.

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