Produced from an oil source (ethylene), PE is a commodity polymer used for cost sensitive application with low level of stress such as plastic waste bags, waste water tubes, packaging films, low pressure tubes (< 5bars). The Polyethylene family can be divided in 2 branches:
- High density Polyethylene (HDPE)
- Low density Polyethylene (LDPE)
HDPE offers better mechanical properties than LDPE without renouncing to flexibility. Both products offer excellent water barrier properties when the temperature does not exceed +60 °C.
Tubes made of PE are called .