LDPE plastic is a polyolefin material with an impressive continuous-use temperature range of as much as 200° F. Although it is a standard material, its extreme flexibility and low moisture absorption make it a go-to plastic for a variety of applications. Here are some benefits of low density plastic, as well as the practical applications for which it can be used.
The Advantages of Using LDPE
One reason to choose LDPE plastic is that it’s lightweight, making the finished project easy to move and adjust. A high impact resistance increases its overall durability. You’ll also find that it’s extremely flexible and retains its flexibility after fabrication. It can stand up to the weather due to its low moisture absorption. It stands up to time and other elements, as well, because it resists both chemicals and corrosion. Since it lends itself well to thermoforming, you can create almost anything. Because it’s 100 percent recyclable, it’s also a greener choice.
Applications for LDPE
Low density plastic is useful in several applications. Due to how flexible and lightweight it is, it’s a popular material for orthotics. However, it’s also durable enough that it can be used to fabricate die cutters and machine shops, as well. It’s often found in buildings and other aspects of construction. Because LDPE plastic is resistant to chemicals and forms of corrosion, it can be used to form tanks that hold fuel, oil, water, and other liquids.
Is LDPE plastic the right choice for your project? You can learn more about the plastic when you call Polymershapes to discuss your needs and your vision.