Impact Plastics Blog

Learn About Your Plastic Sheet: 5 Facts About Low Density Polyethylene

Posted by Natalie K. MacVarish on September 28, 2017

Choosing the right plastic sheet for your application can be confusing, particularly if you are new to the industry. In our blog post, “When it Comes to Material Selection, Not All Plastics are Created Equal,” we gave a quick overview of the polymers that Impact extrudes, touching on their general characteristics and typical uses.

In this next blog post, we narrow our focus to discuss one of the materials we extrude in greater detail – Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). LDPE is a very versatile plastic and is often used in flexible film and bag applications, but it can also be used to make bottles, food storage containers and rigid trays. Below are 5 important characteristics of LDPE plastic:

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Topics: polyethylene, low density polyethylene