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Glossary » Materials » Polymers » Polyethylene » Low and Medium Density, Branched Homopolymer
PE is a subcategory of Polyethylene. Its elastic modulus ranges from 25 to 41 MPa. Its flexural modulus ranges from 35 to 48 MPa. Its tensile strength ranges from 1200 to 4550 MPa at break. Its elongation at break ranges from 100 to 650 %. Its hardness ranges from 44 to 50 Shore D. Its specific gravity ranges from 0.917 to 0.932. Its coefficient of thermal expansion ranges from 100 to 220 x 10-6/°C. Its molding pressure ranges from 5 to 15 MPa.
Polyethylene, also known as PE, is a thermoplastic polymer. Common trade names include Marlex, Alathon, and Hostalen. low and medium density, branched homopolymer It has good toughness at low temperatures and is inexpensive. PE is the largest volume commodity plastic. It is widely used in blow-molded beverage bottles, auto gas tanks, and extruded pipes.
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