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Introduction of LDPE

Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is a versatile thermoplastic polymer known for its flexibility, toughness, and wide range of applications. LDPE belongs to the polyethylene family of polymers and is one of the most widely used plastics due to its ease of processing, affordability, and unique properties. It is produced through the polymerization of ethylene monomers, with a lower density and more branched molecular structure compared to other types of polyethylene.

LDPE Information

Process: Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Overmolding, CNC Machining, 3D Printing

Colors: custom-colores


Price: mid-range cost material

Application: packaging films, plastic bags, containers, squeezable bottles, toys, medical devices, various consumer goods, etc.

Recommended Wall Thickness: 1mm-3mm

LDPE Properties

LDPE is a versatile thermoplastic polymer known for its flexibility, durability, and wide range of applications. It has a lower density and more branched structure compared to other polyethylene types. Check the table below and learn more details about it.



Density (g/cm³)

0.91- 0.94

Shrinkage Rate (%)

1.0 – 3

Pockwell Hardness

R40 – R60

Tensile Strength at Yield (MPa)

8 – 17

Elongation at Break (%)

300 – 800

Flexural Modulus (GPa)

0.20 – 0.35

Flexural Strength (MPa)

10 – 20

Drying Temperature (°C)

 70 – 80

Drying Time (hrs)

2 – 4

Melt Temperature (°C)

105 – 115

Mold Temperature (°C)

20 – 50

FAQ About LDPE Plastic Material

While LDPE is recyclable, its single-use applications can contribute to environmental concerns. Proper recycling and waste management are important.

Different types of PE have varying densities, mechanical properties, and applications. For example, HDPE is known for its stiffness, while LDPE is more flexible.

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