High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a thermoplastic polymer made from multiple units of ethylene.
It is obtained through the process of addition. HDPE molecules present very little ramification and have high molecular density, resulting in a material that is extremely tough and resistant. It is also very resistant to high temperatures. This is the main difference between high-density and low-density polyethylene.
HDPE is easy to process using different methods such as injection and extrusion. HDPE is a recyclable material: its Resin Identification Code is 2.
The properties of HDPE make it ideal for the manufacture of containers for cleaning products, caps, tubing, and plastic chairs and tables.