HDPE High-density polyethylene properties definition

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) or polyethylene high-density (PEHD) is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum.  Milk jugs and other hollow goods manufactured through blow molding are the most important application area for HDPE. These plastics are BPA-free, phthalates-free and PVC-free.



Polyethylene plastic in drinkware is common. It has excellent chemical resistance, meaning it is not attacked by strong acids or strong bases, and is resistant to gentle oxidants and reducing agents. So it cleans well.

HDPE is a hygienic, nonporous surface that inhibits growth of bacteria, mold and mildew. HDPE bottles are perfect for sports teams and schools.

HDPE Properties:

HDPE is known for its strength-to-density ratio. It is hard and more opaque and can withstand some higher temperatures (120 °C/ 248 °F for short periods). The physical properties of HDPE can vary depending on the molding process that is used to manufacture a specific bottle. These bottles are strong enough to withstand several seasons of use, and flexible enough to squeeze.

HDPE plastic is healthy and green for the environment, too! HDPE recycling: HDPE is accepted at most recycling centers in the world, as it is one of the easiest plastics to recycle.

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