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General Polyethylene, high density (PE-HD)

Alternative and trade names
Continuum™, Dowlex™, Purell®, Alathon®, Hostalen®, Lupolen®


Unfilled, no additives.



Dielectric constant εr

2.3 - 2.5 [-] at 20 °C

Electrical resistivity ρel

1.00E+15 Ω·m at 20 °C


Density ρ

0.94 - 0.96 g/cm³ at 20 °C


Elastic modulus E

0.6 - 1.4 GPa at 20 °C

Elongation A

100 - 1000 % at 20 °C

Impact strength, Charpy notched Ivnot

6 - 50 kJ/m² at 20 °C

Impact strength, Charpy unnotched Iunnot

10 kJ/m² at 20 °C

no break

Max allowed stress σmax

14 - 32 MPa at 20 °C

at 8-12% strain





Coefficient of thermal expansion α

1.2E-4 - 2E-4 1/K at 20 °C


UL 94 HB

Max service temperature, long Tmaxlong

70 - 80 °C

Max service temperature, short Tmaxshort

90 - 120 °C

Melting point Tm

126 - 135 °C

Specific heat capacity cp

2100 - 2700 J/(kg·K) at 20 °C

Thermal conductivity λ

0.38 - 0.51 W/(m·K) at 20 °C

Technological properties

Application areas

Fuel tanks, bottle cases, trash cans, gasoline canisters, beer crates, pipes, syringe plungers


Glass fibre, carbon powder

Processing methods

Injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, compression molding

This material data has been provided by M-Base.

All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
Equivalent standards are similar to one or more standards provided by the supplier. Some equivalent standards may be stricter whereas others may be outside the bounds of the original standard.