High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

Alternative and trade names
Continuum™, Dowlex™, Purell®, Alathon®, Hostalen®, Lupolen®, Alfaten
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Depending on the grade food contact approved grades and heat stable grades are available. Its key features include:

  • Environmental stress crack resistance
  • High impact or impact modified with barrier properties
  • Good warpage properties
  • This material data has been provided by M-Base.

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    All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
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    0.94 - 0.96 g/cm³

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    Elastic modulus

    0.6 - 1.4 GPa

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    100.0 - 1000.0 %

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    Impact strength, Charpy notched

    6.0 - 50.0 kJ/m²

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    Impact strength, Charpy unnotched

    10 kJ/m²

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    Tensile strength

    14.0 - 32.0 MPa

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    at 8-12% strain



    Coefficient of thermal expansion

    0.00012 - 0.0002 1/K

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    Melting point

    126.0 - 135.0 °C

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    Specific heat capacity

    2100.0 - 2700.0 J/(kg·K)

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    Thermal conductivity

    0.38 - 0.51 W/(m·K)

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    UL 94 HB



    Dielectric constant

    2.3 [-]

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    2.5 [-]

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    Electrical resistivity

    1000000000000000.0 Ω·m

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    Technological properties

    Application areas

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


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    Processing methods

    Injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, compression molding