Low Density Polyethylene Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Low Density Polyethylene Properties

Low Density Polyethylene

Description

 

Low density polyethylene is a thermoplastic made from petroleum. It was the first grade of polyethylene, produced in 1933 by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) using a high pressure process via free radical polymerization. It is widely used for manufacturing various containers, dispensing bottles, wash bottles, tubing, plastic bags for computer components, and various molded laboratory equipment. Its most common use is in plastic bags.

Chemical Properties

Synonyms Low Density Polyethylene;LDPE