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High density polyethylene (HDPE)

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General Properties

  • Excellent moisture barrier properties
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Hard to semi-flexible
  • Strong
  • Soft waxy surface
  • Permeable to gas
  • HDPE film crinkles to the touch
  • Pigmented HDPE bottles generally have better stress crack and chemical resistance than bottles made from unpigmented HDPE

Common Uses

The excellent chemical resistance of HDPE makes it ideal for packaging household and industrial chemicals, such as detergents, bleach and acids. Its moderate stretch and high strength characteristics make it especially suitable for grocery bags, as found in most supermarkets. Other common uses include film, especially snack food packages and cereal box liners, milk and non-carbonated drinks bottles, margarine tubs, toys, buckets, rigid pipes, crates, plastic lumber, garden furniture, flower pots, and signs. As HDPE is permeable to gas it is not suitable for applications requiring an oxygen or CO2 barrier.

Images

  • HDPE Bottles (natural)
    HDPE Bottles (natural)
  • HDPE Bottles (mixed colours)
    HDPE Bottles (mixed colours)
  • HDPE Bottles (UK Jazz)
    HDPE Bottles (UK Jazz)
  • HDPE Bottles (Dark Jazz)
    HDPE Bottles (Dark Jazz)
  • HDPE sub-duct (mixed colours)
    HDPE sub-duct (mixed colours)
  • HDPE auto production scrap
    HDPE auto production scrap
  • HDPE auto washer bottle production scrap
    HDPE auto washer bottle production scrap
  • HDPE production scrap
    HDPE production scrap
  • Baled HDPE
    Baled HDPE
  • HDPE containers
    HDPE containers
  • HDPE production scrap
    HDPE production scrap
  • HDPE production scrap
    HDPE production scrap

Waste Types

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