What is PE plastic, what is polyethylene ..? Are PE plastic particles harmful?

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What is PE plastic, the properties of the PE plastic

What is PE plastic, what is polyethylene ?

PE resin with the full name is polyethylene, which is a thermoplastic resin, is used very commonly.

Plastic is used in everyday life, as well as in industry. Create common products such as shopping bags, bottles, plastic cable covers…

Conclusion: PE pellet is a thermoplastic, is a thermoplastic, is derived from poly organic compounds. The full name is polyethylene, used to make plastic bottles, sheathing electrical cables.

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There are different types of PE resins

Currently on the market there are many types of PE plastic resins, which are plastic derived from organic compounds (poly). It is divided into categories such as:

  • Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE plastic).
  • Ultra Low Molecular Weight Polyethylene (ULMWPE or PE-WAX Plastic).
  • High molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE Plastic).
  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE Plastic).
  • High-density polyethylene (HDXLPE Plastic).
  • Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX or XLPE resin).
  • Medium density polyethylene (MDPE plastic).
  • Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE resin).
  • Low density polyethylene (LDPE resin).
  • Very Low Density Polyethylene (VLDPE Plastic).
  • Chlorinated polyethylene (CPE resin).

Formula and properties of PE plastic

PE resin has the structural formula of (-CH2-CH2-)n, created by polymerization from ethylene monomers (C2H4), at appropriate temperature and pressure.

PE beans are white, slightly clear (opaque). This plastic is impermeable to air, water, and electrical insulation and does not conduct electricity.

But resistance to O2, CO2, N2 and grease is very poor. There will be swelling when exposed to aromatic oils, or detergents such as Alcool, Acetone …

Products made from PE plastic have lower durability, hardness, and impact resistance than other plastics. But with high toughness, relatively soft.

PE resin will melt at a high temperature (about 70°C), but cannot dissolve in water. Also insoluble in acetone, glicerin and herbal oils.

Are PE plastic particles harmful ?

Basically, PE plastic, like other primary plastic, is completely non-toxic. But when manufacturing, if additives are prepared, there can be toxic substances.

So the safety of PE plastic is completely dependent on the additive manufacturer and manufacturer. Almost all PE plastic product manufacturers meet the plastic product safety standards.

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What is PE plastic used for ?

With many outstanding advantages, PE plastic is used a lot in life. Popular applications include:

  • Used as plastic pipes, gas pipes.
  • Manufacture of rubber gloves, gloves and balloons.
  • Producing shrink film, packaging, packaging and preserving goods.
  • Create sheaths of wires, cables, lines.
  • Making bottles of milk, water, plastic bottles for soft drinks.
  • Making bags, backpacks, products that need flexibility and toughness.
  • PE plastic is used to produce plastic cans, plastic containers of water from small to large.
  • In the PE film industry, PE plastic sheets for storage tanks, electronic components…
  • In addition, PE plastic is also produced into bottle caps, lids…

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