Polyethylene (PE)

Polyethylene (PE), also known under the trade names Dyneema, Hostalen, Lupolen, Polythen and Vestolen, belongs to the most versatile thermoplastic materials. Uncolored, it exhibits a milky haze and dullness, though can be dyed with any pigment. Due to its high toughness, extensive breaking elongation and chipless processing, it is a popular material among our customers.

The plastic has high resistance to acids, lyes and other chemicals. Therefore, it is particularly suitable for the food industry and for drinking water supply pipes. Due to its low density and high stability, polyethylene is also used in many household items and in toys for children.

Besides being shock and impact resistant, polyethylene also has good sliding properties, absorbs almost no moisture and floats on water. Therefore, it also serves as an insulating material in the cable industry. Since it is a thermoplastic material, polyethylene can be processed very well using injection molding and casting.

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