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LLDPE – Linear low density polyethylene

Linear low density polyethylene is manufactured as a low butane, hexane or octane content copolymer at low pressure with low density and mainly macromolecular structure. It has all the properties of PE-LD but stiffness, tensile strength, tear and tear propagation strengths are superior to PE-LD.
Used in a variety of applications.

 

LDPE – Low-density polyethylene

LDPE is a thermoplastic made from the monomer ethylene. It was the first grade of polyethylene, produced in 1933 using a high pressure process.
Can be used in a variety of applications.

 

HDPE – High density polyethylene

HDPE is a dense, economical, hydrocarbon-plastic having good moisture barrier and chemical resistance but low gas barrier properties. Used commonly for bags, bottles, pipe and household products.
Can be used in a variety of applications, injection moulding, blow moulding, film and extrusion.

 

PP – Polypropylene

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications including packaging and labeling, textiles (e.g., ropes, thermal underwear and carpets), stationery, plastic parts and reusable containers of various types, laboratory equipment, loudspeakers, automotive components, and polymer banknotes. An addition polymer made from the monomer propylene, it is rugged and unusually resistant to many chemical solvents, bases and acids.
Polypropylene is the world’s second-most widely produced synthetic plastic, after polyethylene.

 

 

PET – Polyethylene Terephthalate

Polyethylene terephthalate commonly abbreviated PET is the most common thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family and is used in fibers for clothing, containers for liquids and foods, thermoforming for manufacturing, and in combination with glass fiber for engineering resins.
PET Water bottle applications.

 

PVC – Polyvinyl Chloride

Polyvinyl Chloride is the world’s third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene
PVC comes in two basic forms, rigid and flexible. The rigid form of PVC is used in construction for pipe and in profile applications such as doors and windows.
It is also used for bottles, other non-food packaging, and cards (such as bank or membership cards).
It can be made softer and more flexible by the addition of plasticizers, the most widely used being phthalates In this form, it is also used in plumbing, electrical cable insulation, imitation leather, signage, inflatable products, and many applications where it replaces rubber.

 

 

 

PS – Polystyrene

Polystyrene is a synthetic aromatic polymer made from the monomer styrene and can be solid or foamed.
General-purpose polystyrene is clear, hard, and rather brittle.
Uses include protective packaging (such as packing peanuts, CD and DVD cases), containers, lids, bottles, trays, tumblers, and disposable cutlery.
As a thermoplastic polymer, polystyrene is in a solid (glassy) state at room temperature but flows if heated above about 100 °C, its glass transition temperature It becomes rigid again when cooled. This temperature behavior is exploited for extrusion (as in Styrofoam) and also for molding and vacuum forming, since it can be cast into molds with fine detail.

 

 

 

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