HDPE

Introduction

HDPE is a thermoplastic polyolefin  that is manufactured by the polymerization of ethylene.  It was first  commercially available in 1956, many believe it still has not reached  maturity.  Many new applications continue to be discovered for this  versatile material.

HDPE  Chain Structure

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Chemical Makeup of HDPE

The absence of chain branching gives this material a higher  density.

Common HDPE Applications

Since HDPE is resistant  to many different chemicals, it has a wide variety of applications  including various types of containers, plastic bags, tables and chairs,  pipes for water and gas, and bottles.