What Is PE – Polyethylene Compounds

What Is PE – Polyethylene Compounds

What is Polyethylene compound (PE)?

Polyethylene compounds (PE), also called polythene, are a thermoplastic polymer with a vast range of applications depending on the particular type. PE is one of the most widely produced thermoplastics in the world. There are several types of polyethylene compounds, and each one is best suited for a different set of applications. As an example, High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is often used in entirely different applications than Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE). Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW) offers high-performance properties in applications such as medical devices and bulletproof vests.
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Properties of Polyethylene compounds

A useful attribute of thermoplastics is that they can be heated to their melting point, cooled, and reheated again without significant degradation. Instead of burning, thermoplastics like polyethylene compounds liquefy, which allows them to be recycled and be renewed in another application.

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