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Polyethylene (PE)

Polyethylene (PE) is a semi-crystalline commodity. Polyethylene can be classified into different groups depending on its density and the lateral branches on the polymer chains: UHMWPE – Ultra high molecular weight, HDPE – High density, MDPE – Medium density, LLDPE – Linear low density, LDPE – Low density, PEX – Cross-linked. When polymerizing ethylene to polyethylene, there are various processes resulting in more or less lateral branches on the molecular chains. A smaller number of lateral braces give a higher crystallinity, molecular weight and density.

PE Properties

  • Low material price and density
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Negligible moisture absorption
  • Food approved grades are available
  • High elasticity down to < – 50 C
  • Excellent wear resistance (UHMWPE)
  • Easy to colour
  • Stiffness and tensile strength
  • Cannot handle temperatures above 80 C
  • Difficult to paint


Our partner Repsol offer a wide range of different types of PE for all industrial segments:

Agriculture, Automotive industry, Well-being and Consumer products, Building and Infrastructure, Packaging, Healthcare, and Household

Their brand Alcudia® offers a wide variety of grades for different areas and applications, like for example HDPE and LDPE.

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