A very good insulation in terms of electrical properties. Low dielectric constant, a stable dielectric constant over all frequencies, very high insulation resistance. In terms of flexibility, polyethylene can be rated stiff to very hard, depending on molecular weight and density--low density being the most flexible, with high density, high molecular weight formulation being very hard. Moisture resistance is rated excellent. Correct Brown & Black formulations have excellent weather resistance. The dielectric constant is 2.3 for solid insulation and 1.64 for cellular designs.
A synthetic of high molecular weight resulting from the polymerization of ethylene gas under pressure. In appearance it is milky white and wax-like and has good flexibility under extreme cold conditions. Excellent resistance to acids, alkalies and inorganic chemicals and has no known solvents at room temperatures. Greatest application is in packaging and in electrical insulation. Low moisture permeability. Contains no plasticizer. Molecular weights of polyethylene may vary considerably and should be identified by density and melt index.
A ductile, durable, virtually inert thermoplastic composed by polymers of ethylene. It is normally a translucent, tough solid. In pipe grade resins, ethylene-hexene copolymers are usually specified with carbon black pigment for Weatherability.
A chemically inert, stable, highly flexible, transparent or translucent thermoplastic material. It is fungi-resistant and used in preservation as a protective liner, enclosure, or stable plastic bag. Tyvek is a polyethylene product.
A flexible, chemically stable, naturally slippery plastic with little tendency to cling. It is normally manufactured without anti-block and slip agents. Polyethylene is used primarily in the manufacturing of photographic sleeves and poly bags.
A plastic type product that has a variety of applications but is most often used as a substrate or in safety panels. This product has been prone to chipping in cold weather and will be ruined with permanent marker.
One of the components found in oil that is used for a variety of products such as containers, kitchenware, tubing, and sheets or films for insulation. Grocery store plastic bags are also made of polyethylene.
A family of resins prepared from the polymerization of ethylene gas using a variety of catalysts. Cured during or after molding they become true thermosets with good tensile strength, electrical properties and impact strength over a wide range of temperatures. Glass fiber reinforced polyethylene can be processed by injection molding, rotational molding, and blow moldings.
A family of thermoplastics mainly based on ethylene monomer widely used in injection molding; extrusion and calendering processes to produce various plastic products including also films, sheets and fibers.
there are two major types with different chain structures: the stiffer, stronger, linear material sometimes called high â€“density (HDPE) and the low-pressure and more flexible, lower melting, branched polyethylene known as low-density (LDPE) or high â€“pressure polyethylene. More recently, linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) has become a major product.
The most common plastic resin, it is a light, chemically resistant thermoplastic used in packaging and insulation. PE resins used in the production of plastic bags include low density, linear low density and high density resins.
A thermoplastic material manufactured by polymerizing ethylene under controlled conditions. Normally having a translucent, waxy feeling surface, it has excellent moisture vapor barrier characteristics and above average chemical resistance.
A commonly used shrinkable film with excellent clarity and consistency, commonly used for display packages. It is the predominant all-purpose shrink film currently in use. Usually “preferentially oriented.
a polymer of ethylene; especially: any of various partially crystalline lightweight thermoplastics (CH2CH2)x that are resistant to chemicals and moisture, have good insulating properties, and are used especially in packaging and insulation.
Plastic polymer composed of carbon and hydrogen atoms with the formula -(CH2-CH2)n-, obtained by polymerizing ethylene using high- or low-pressure processes. Depending on the polymerization process used, the density of the polymer may vary widely. Low-density PE is generally used for flexible applications (films). High-density PE is used in rigid applications, such as pipes, fuel tanks, barrels, bottles, etc.
A semi-transparent plastic used in sheets as vapor barriers or for packaging and containers. Made in high density (HDPE) and low density (LDPE) varieties. Low in toxicity, it produces low risk vapors when burned.
Polyethylene is a polymer of ethylene that is resistant to chemicals and moisture and has good insulating properties. It is used in making artificial joint surfaces (bipolars) to increase their durability.
A registered trademark for plastic sheeting material that can be used as a vapor retarder. This plastic is used to make grocery bags. It is a long chain of carbon atoms with 2 hydrogen atoms attached to each carbon atom.
Thermosetting plastic, which when used as tubing, is flexible and easy to work with. It is also corrosion resistant so that it can be used to transport chemicals. Since it is also resistant to deterioration upon exposure to ultraviolet light, it can be used for exterior purposes, unlike PVC which must be protectively coated.
An Olefin fiber used in outdoor furniture and similar applications. This fiber has very good UV and chemical resistance. We do NOT have a thread made with this fiber. We generally recommend polyester threads for sewing polyethylene fabrics.