The Reliable, Multi-Purpose Polymer

Polyethylene (PE) resin is available in a wide range of melt indexes and densities. That’s why it's usable in a variety of end uses from blow-molded milk jugs to injection-molded bottle caps. Polyethylene's versatility is enabled by the way it’s produced, which allows it to be used across industries.

Leveraging high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) in applications makes durable products that can also be abrasion-and chemical-resistant. So when a part needs to be strong, versatile, and produced quickly, HDPE and LLDPE are strong contenders.

From food packaging that extends the shelf life of your favorite veggie to pipes that build the foundation of your local restaurant, polyethylene, and everything in between, high-density and linear low-density polyethylene supports a variety of industries by providing a durable, cost-effective material.

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Food & Beverage

Food and Beverage

Food packaging is one of the larger applications for both HDPE and LLDPE. These can include end uses such as:

  • Plastic films for produce, cheeses, and meats
  • Frozen food bags
  • Cereal or snack food box liners
  • Containers or bottles for pantry goods
  • Bread bags, and more!

In the beverage industry, HDPE is used to make products such as:

  • Milk and water jugs
  • Bottle caps and closures
  • Liners for paper dairy cartons

Learn more about polyethylene in the food & beverage industry.

Utilities

Utilities

HDPE is a cost-effective solution to a broad range of corrugated and pressure pipe systems. In recent years, there has been sustained growth in polyethylene pressure pipes for gas and water use and industrial mining applications, all the way to irrigation and other related markets.

  • Water and gas distribution is the primary market for pressure pipe
  • Sewer and drainage systems are the primary application for HDPE, corrugated pipe in a variety of diameters

Learn more about polyethylene in utilities infrastructure.

Household Industrial Chemicals

Household and Industrial Chemicals (HIC)

To effectively do their job, household chemicals are stored in blow-molded HDPE containers that possess the right toughness to resist leaks and breakages leading to unintentional spills, all while withstanding constant exposure to the chemicals inside without degrading.

Common end uses include:

  • Bulk dish or laundry detergent bottles
  • Bottles for household cleaning chemicals such as bleach
  • Bottles for automotive chemicals such as antifreeze and coolant

Learn more about polyethylene in household and industrial chemical containers.

Outdoor Living

Outdoor Living

HDPE is a moisture-resistant material that can withstand a wide range of temperatures and has a higher tensile strength. Because of this, it’s ideal for a variety of outdoor applications such as:

  • Polywood planks
  • Patio furniture
  • Yard decorations
  • Kayaks
  • Jungle gym components
  • Artificial turf

Learn more about polyethylene in outdoor living products.

Personal Care

Personal Care

Unlike traditional glass alternatives, containers made from HDPE are more durable, making the trip down the assembly line to the consumer’s cabinet smoother and less likely to break and waste. Common end uses in personal care include:

  • Over-the-counter pharmaceutical bottles
  • Containers for everyday cosmetics such as face washes
  • Bottles for hair care products such as shampoo and conditioners
  • Bottles for skin care products such as lotion

Toys

Toys

Because of its cost effectiveness, molding capabilities, possibility of producing complex forms, and more, LLDPE has played an active role in the toy industry for many years. Rotomolded LLDPE toys have a variety of benefits, such as its resistance to breaking or staining, and its uncanny ability to mimic the appearance of other materials.

Industrial

Industrial

In the industrial sector, polyethylene is often used to make the following products:

  • Injection-molded crates and pallets
  • Blow-molded gas cans, drums, and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs)
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