Why choose PEHD?
Polyethylene is currently the largest volume of plastic used across the world. The manufacturing process is relatively easy, allowing production of more than 80 million tons per year.
Here are some reasons why polyethylene is so popular.
Polyethylene is a solvent-resistant plastic considered to be a safe, food-grade plastic that can also be used to cart drinkable water. It contains no known harmful chemicals, unlike many other types of plastic. Currently, worldwide production of polyethylene is less than 1 percent of the total amount of natural gas and crude oil usage. It is highly recyclable. The manufacturing process is clean and emits a minimal amount of harmful substances and there is hardly any waste.
There are many types of polyethylene. Polyethylene High Density (PEHD), Polyethylene Low Density (PELD) and other types. PEHD is the highest and PELD is the lowest.
In polyethylene manufacturing, branching of carbon atoms denotes the density and hence the molecular weight of the plastic. Denser branches lead to heavier polyethylene.
PE is lighter than water with an average density of 0,96 kg/m3.
Lightweight polyethylene’s properties make it flexible. This means a lightweight unit has a less compact intermolecular structure, which creates space for movement.
UV stabilizers are frequently used to prevent the long-term effects of ultraviolet exposure to plastic.
Because polyethylene is moisture-vapor resistant, it is rust and corrosion free. It stands up to weathering exposure, including salt water as well as harsh chemicals.
Dangerous good storage
Most varieties of polyethylene have a high chemical resistance, which means they are not attacked by strong bases or acids. They also provide advantages of electrical and moisture-vapor resistance.
Polyethylene is impervious to the majority of chemicals, making it ideal for storing corrosive substances.
Polyethylene is non-toxic in solid form.