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)
Good impact resistance
Good chemical and corrosion resistance
Virtually no moisture absorption
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|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.