See also General Information under Polyethylene - Low Density
General Description : A semi-crystalline (typically 70-80%) whitish, semi-opaque commodity thermoplastic with properties similar to LDPE but significantly stronger and stiffer and with even better chemical resistance. Its impact resistance is reasonably high, and is retained at low temperatures, though that of LDPE is much higher. Its electrical properties, particularly at high frequencies, are very good but LDPE's are even better. Its barrier properties, though indifferent, are better than those of LDPE.
Applications include a wide range of containers, blown bottles for food, pipe and pipe fittings and packaging films.