High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is used to make bottles for fruit juice, milk, water, kitchen cleansing products and even dust bins including recycling bins. It has been used in recent years for garden furniture and recycling bin as it resists the weather and can be cleaned very easily.
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is the largest of the three polyethylene (PE) by volume of consumption. It has a very linear structure with only few short side branches leading to a higher density range as well as a more crystalline structure. These properties give HDPE its higher strength compared to the other PEs. Allowing a wider range of uses.
A major outlet for HDPE is in blow-moulding applications such as bottles for milk and other non-carbonated drinks, drum, fuel tanks for automobiles, toys and household goods. Because HDPE has good chemical resistance, it is used for packaging many household and industrial chemicals such as detergents, bleach and acids.
HDPE can be injection moulded into articles including crates, pallets, packaging containers and caps, household goods and toys. It can be extruded into pipes for water, natural gas and irrigation, corrugated pipe for drains and sewers, and conduit for electrical and telecommunication cables.
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