Polyethylene

HDPE, LLDPE, and LDPE Are Essential Within our Product Portfolio

PolyQuest provides polyethylene (PE) resins as integral parts of our portfolio of polyolefin resins and thermoplastic products. PE offerings including high-density PE (HDPE), linear low-density (LLDPE), and low-density PE (LDPE). This lightweight, durable thermoplastic is in high demand and widely used, which is why we are uniquely positioned to deliver the highest-quality PE resins to our customers by using top-of-the-line processing technology and equipment.

What Is Polyethylene?

Polyethylene is the most commonly used plastic in the world, and it has many variants, including PolyQuest’s family of HDPE, LLDPE, and LDPE resins. In each category, there are several products offering different properties, which allows for a wide range of uses such as packaging, plastic parts for industry, appliances, furniture, labels, films, stretch wraps, reusable containers, and medical devices. It is a translucent, mechanically flexible material, and it is resistant to many chemical solvents, bases, and acids. Some of the properties that polyethylene offers are flexibility, puncture resistance, chemical resistance, elasticity and toughness, and excellence as a moisture barrier.

Polyethylene Uses

Polyethylene Benefits

The three main types of polyethylene are HDPE, LLDPE, and LDPE. In each category, there are several products offering different properties, which allows for a wide range of uses. Some of the properties are flexibility, puncture resistance, chemical resistance, elasticity and toughness, and excellence as a moisture barrier. PE is used for squeeze bottles, trash and grocery bags, appliances, furniture, toys and housewares, and packaging films.

Polyethylene Characteristics

Polyethylene Properties

Polyethylene is known for its good mechanical properties, flexibility, toughness, and chemical resistance. In addition, PE has one of the lowest flexural modulus of the polyolefins, is among the lightest of the engineering thermoplastics (SG=0.91-0.95), and has excellent moisture resistance. Slight changes in the density of the resin can allow easy manipulation of its mechanical properties for optimization for many applications. This has allowed PE resin to be used for the most diverse markets and applications and become the most common family of thermoplastic resins in the world.

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