Resin Families

Polyethylene (PE)

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Polyethylene (PE) is an economical plastic that provides chemical resistance and low temperature toughness. It is available in a wide range of Formulations

Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), High-density polyethylene (HDPE), Medium-density polyethylene (MDPE), Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), Low-density polyethylene (LDPE), Metallocene polyethylene (mLLDPE)

Polymer Characteristics

  • Good Impact Resistance
  • Excellent Cold Weather Properties
  • Recyclability
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Good electrical properties
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Excellent Processing Characteristics

PE offers a great overall cost to performance value in many applications


  • Low Density for flexibility
  • High Density for stiffness
  • Low-Melt for toughness
  • Medical grades
  • NSF Grades
  • Food contact grades

Processing Methods

  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion (film, fiber, sheet, shapes, pipe)
  • Blow Molding
  • Roto Molding

Typical Applications

  • Blow Molded Bottles and Containers
  • Film and Flexible Packaging
  • Sheet for Thermoforming
  • Housewares
  • Pharmaceutical Containers
  • Caps and Closures

Trade Names

Chevron Phillips LLC Marlex, Nova Chemicals Sclair, Novapol