Polyethylene (PE) is classified as a thermoplastic which forms part of the polymer family. Polyethylene is one of the most used engineering plastics and is known for its excellent chemical and corrosion resistance and good impact strength. These properties make it an incredibly adaptive plastic. EGA Plastics Engineering supplies different polyethylene components and parts for a variety of applications.
Types of Polyethylene
There are several types of polyethylene which are available in various grades, offering different properties. A few of the main types include:
Ultra-low-density Polyethylene (ULDPE)
A half-transparent thermoplastic which is soft, flexible and durable even at most temperatures.
Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE)
Highly flexible material with features high elasticity and low tensile strength.
Medium-Density Polyethylene (MDPE)
Less dense than HDPE with excellent chemical resistant properties.
High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
A robust plastic which is moderately stiff and has a highly crystalline structure.
Polyethylene is a lightweight, adaptive thermoplastic. It is typically robust and flexible with excellent resistance to chemical cracking. It also features low heat resistance, low coefficient of friction, high impact strength and low moisture absorption.
Polyethylene is a beneficial commodity plastic and is often used to manufacture packaging, fibres and textiles. Other applications include:
- Wear strips
- Chain guides
It is mostly used in the following forms:
- Polyethylene Rods
- Polyethylene Sheets
- Polyethylene Tubes
Industries where polyethylene is used
Polyethylene components used in many industries. It is especially popular for use in the packaging industry. Other sectors include the:
Polyethylene plastic can be machined, milled, turned, bent or cut in a variety of forms tailored to fit specific manufacturing needs in South Africa.
EGA’s Polyethylene parts are long-lasting and affordable, making it the ideal solution for your manufacturing processes. If you’re looking for polyethylene manufacturers in Johannesburg, Gauteng, or are interested in any of our products, talk to the expert team at EGA Plastics Engineering.