HDPE

HDPE

Applications

* Bottle caps and bottles are made of this polymer.

* It is also used in 3-D printing filaments

* HDPE is used in the fuel tanks of several types of automobiles.

* The piping system responsible for the distribution of natural gas is generally made of this polymer due to its resistance to corrosion and other attributes.

* It is used in plastic lumber and wood plastic composites.

* Skeletal and facial reconstruction surgeries (part of plastic surgery) involve the use of HDPE

Description

High density polyethylene, often abbreviated to HDPE, is a polymer whose monomer is ethylene. It is a thermoplastic with a very high strength to density ratio. HDPE is a very versatile plastic that has a wide range of applications – from pipes to storage bottles. When compared to other plastics, the melting point of high density polyethylene is relatively high.

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