Raw Materials

POLYETHYLENE – PE

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 c.eco-tubes .

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