In the field of technical plastics, polyethylene has achieved an excellent position thanks to its high impact resistance even at low temperatures, good electrical insulation properties and

its low coefficient of sliding friction.

Its chemical resistance to acids, lyes, saline solutions etc. makes it the material of choice in many areas.

The following properties of PE stand out it in general:

  • high toughness and elongation at break, even at low temperatures
  • good chemical resistance
  • low coefficient of sliding friction
  • very low water absorption
  • limited mechanical properties
  • poor adhesion

PE-HD is characterised by the following properties:

  • bondable
  • good damping characteristics

PE-1000, in turn, is characterised by the following properties:

  • comparatively high wear resistance
  • low service temperature of down to –150 °C