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Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene), also known as a polyolefin material, is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic material, with a continuous use temperature range of up to 200° F (93° C). It is categorized as a standard material, and offers strong chemical resistance, high flexibility, and low moisture absorption.

Benefits of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)



<p>Good impact resistance</p>

Good impact resistance

<p>Extremely flexible</p>

Extremely flexible

<p>Good chemical and corrosion resistance</p>

Good chemical and corrosion resistance



<p>100% recyclable</p>

100% recyclable



<p>Virtually no moisture absorption</p>

Virtually no moisture absorption

Product Options


Sheet and Rod: Natural, Black
Tube: Natural, Black (Smooth and pebbled textures)

  • General purpose
  • Cutting board

Dimensions: 12″ x 12″ to 48″ x 96″
Thickness: 0.060″ – 1″

Diameter: 0.125″ – 10″

Outside Diameter: 3″ – 9.5″

Physical Properties

Units ASTM Test Low Density Polyethylene
Tensile strength @ break @ 73°F psi D638 683 – 2,710
Flexural modulus @ 73°F psi D790 14,800 – 50,300
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D256 6.6 – 8.2
Water absorption @ 73°F – 24 hours % D570 <0.01
Deflection Temperature Under Load @ 66 psi °F D648 103 – 203

* Technical Data is provided courtesy of UL Prospector (www.ulprospector.com) and IAPD (www.IAPD.org).

Data is to be considered representative and is provided for guidance only. All product performance must be verified by the user under actual application conditions.