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Introduction

Polyethylene, also known as PE, has been mass-produced since 1939.
  - It is a thermoplastic polymer.
- Applications: PE is the largest volume commodity plastic. It is widely used in blow-molded beverage bottles, auto gas tanks, and extruded pipes.
- General properties: It has good toughness at low temperatures and is inexpensive.
- Trade Name: Marlex, Alathon, Hostalen.
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