High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

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

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.

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

    General

    PropertyTemperatureValue

    Density

    23.0 °C

    0.94 - 0.96 g/cm³

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    Mechanical

    PropertyTemperatureValueComment

    Elastic modulus

    23.0 °C

    0.6 - 1.4 GPa

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    Elongation

    23.0 °C

    100 - 1000 %

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    Impact strength, Charpy notched

    23.0 °C

    6 - 50 kJ/m²

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    Impact strength, Charpy unnotched

    23.0 °C

    10 kJ/m²

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    Tensile strength

    23.0 °C

    14 - 32 MPa

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    at 8-12% strain

    Thermal

    PropertyTemperatureValue

    Coefficient of thermal expansion

    23.0 °C

    1.2E-4 - 2E-4 1/K

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    Max service temperature, long

    70 - 80 °C

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    Max service temperature, short

    90 - 120 °C

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    Melting point

    126 - 135 °C

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    Specific heat capacity

    23.0 °C

    2100 - 2700 J/(kg·K)

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    Thermal conductivity

    23.0 °C

    0.38 - 0.51 W/(m·K)

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    Flammability

    UL 94 HB

    Electrical

    PropertyTemperatureValue

    Dielectric constant

    23.0 °C

    2.3 - 2.5 [-]

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    Electrical resistivity

    23.0 °C

    1.00E+15 Ω·m

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    Optical

    PropertyValue

    Transparency

    no

    Technological properties

    Property
    Application areas

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

    Other

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    Processing methods

    Injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, compression molding