Application area: General industry

General facts


Shortening: PE

Color: White, colorless

Coloring options: Unlimited

Common uses: Household items, bottles, pipes, buckets, fuel tanks, cable insulation, etc.


  • Very good impact resistance over a wide temperature range.
  • Good electrical properties.
  • Low water absorption.
  • Resistant to most chemicals.
  • Can be used in contact with food.
  • Available in several variants with varying melt index and molecular weight from very weak to semi-rigid materials.
  • Stiffened with filler or fiberglass.
  • Expands to foam.
  • Occurs as a construction plastic with simultaneous cellular and fiberglass structure.
  • Low Price.


  • Very high coefficient of longitudinal expansion.
  • Low resistance to creep under load.
  • Poor fatigue strength than polypropylene.
  • Burns fiercely.
  • Attacked by oxidizing acids.
  • High shape shrinkage.
  • Hard and glue.
  • Sensitive to stress corrosion.
  • Poor weather resistance (if not black).
  • Difficult to provide text without prior surface treatment.
  • Low scratch resistance.
  • Mechanical properties, strongly temperature dependent.

Specific properties

With the addition of lubricants that give the material low friction, improved abrasion resistance and UV resistance as well as static dissipative properties. Particularly suitable for dusty environments, for example in package sorting equipment.