Low Density Polyethylene LDPE

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Low Density Polyethylene LDPE?

Plastic material used for both rigid containers and plastic film applications.

Chemical Resistance: -Excellent resistance (no attack) to dilute and concentrated acids, alcohols, bases and esters -Good resistance (minor attack) to aldehydes, ketones and vegetable oils -Limited resistance (moderate attack suitable for short-term use only) to aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, mineral oils, and oxidizing agents -Poor resistance, and not recommended for use with Halogenated hydrocarbons. LDPE is widely used for manufacturing various containers, dispensing bottles, wash bottles, tubing, plastic bags for computer components, and various molded laboratory equipment. Its most common use is in plastic bags.

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