Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)

Alternative and trade names
Dowlex™, Tuflin™, Microthene®, Petrothene®, Plexar®


LLDPE is a very flexible polymer and elongates easily under stress "stiff in shear" and "soft in extension".Comparing LLDPE to LDPE:

  • Higher tensile strength and higher impact and puncture resistance
  • Harder to process
  • Lower gloss
  • More shear sensitive
  • No strain hardening
  • Properties


    Density ρ

    0.92 - 0.94 g/cm³ at 20 °C


    Elastic modulus E

    0.3 - 0.7 GPa at 20 °C

    Elongation A

    50 - 1000 % at 20 °C

    Impact strength, Charpy unnotched Iunnot

    no break

    Max allowed stress σmax

    10 - 30 MPa at 20 °C

    at 10-20% strain


    Coefficient of thermal expansion α

    1.8E-4 - 2E-4 1/K at 20 °C


    UL 94 HB

    Max service temperature, long Tmaxlong

    80 °C

    Max service temperature, short Tmaxshort

    90 °C

    Melting point Tm

    120 - 127 °C

    Specific heat capacity cp

    2300 J/(kg·K) at 20 °C

    Thermal conductivity λ

    0.39 W/(m·K) at 20 °C


    Dielectric constant εr

    2.3 - 2.5 [-] at 20 °C

    Electrical resistivity ρel

    1.00E+15 Ω·m at 20 °C




    Technological properties

    Application areas

    Films, thin-walled containers, lids, closures, houseware, shock absorbers

    Processing methods

    Injection molding, rotational molding, extrusion

    This material data has been provided by M-Base.

    All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
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