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Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is a thermoplastic made from the monomer ethylene. It was the first grade of polyethylene, produced in 1933 by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) using a high pressure process via free radical polymerization. Its manufacture employs the same method today. The EPA estimates 5.7% of LDPE (recycling number 4) is recycled. Despite competition from more modern polymers, LDPE continues to be an important plastic grade. In 2013 the worldwide LDPE market reached a volume of about US$33 billion.

Grade
Melt Flow Index (gr/10min.)
Applications
LF0200
2.0
General purpose bags, packaging of carrier bags, co-extruded milk bags, low tension power cables insulation and industrial injection moldings.
LH0075
0.75
Carrier bags, shrink film, industrial film, dust bin liners, small bottles, blow molding of small containers, packaging of pharmaceutical products, packaging of foodstuffs and bottles for storage of chemical products.
LH0050
0.5
Shrink films, industrial film, dust bin liners, blow molding of small containers, packaging of pharmaceutical products, packaging of foodstuffs and bottles for storage of chemical products.
LH0030
0.3
Heavy duty bags, cable, …
2501TN00
0.75
diaper film, lamination film and in applications where low blocking behavior without the help of additives is required
2404TC47
4.7
very thin films with good optical properties for general packaging applications e.g. covering film
2102TX00
1.9
wide range of widths and thicknesses e.g. for punches, bags, liners and lamination film
2101TN47
0.85
Carrier bags, shrink film, industrial film, dust bin liners, small bottles, blow molding of small containers, packaging of pharmaceutical products, packaging of foodstuffs and bottles for storage of chemical products.
2100TN00
0.3
Heavy duty bags, cable, …
2602TH00
1.9
film, under blankets and films for medical applications
LP0470
4.7
Stiff thin films for textile packaging
LF0250
2.5
Packaging films
LF0190
1.9
Carrier Bags, shrink films , Blow molding , Packaging of stuff
LS0085
0.85
Shrink film
1922T
22
Injection molding
LD2420H
1.9
Cast film – Bags & Pouches – film & shrink film
LD2420D
0.25
Bottles for consumer goods-film – Bags & pouches.