LDPE (LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE)
LDPE (Low-density polyethylene) is a monomer thermoplastic with good impact and chemical resistance. LDPE is lighter and more flexible than HDPE, which makes it a great choice for prosthetic devices, most of which are either drape formed or vacuum formed. Its impact resistance makes it ideal for impact pads, while its ease of machinability, thermoforming performance and resistance properties make it a great choice for fabricated parts where impact, chemical, or corrosion resistance is demanded.
In addition to having no moisture absorption, LDPE meets food handling guidelines making it ideal for manufacturing various containers, bottles, bags and certain laboratory equipment. LDPE is stress relieved and has a “natural” color.
Piedmont Plastics offers LDPE in sheet and rod. Standard sheet size is 48” x 96” and is available in thicknesses ranging from 1/16” to 2”. Rods are offered in diameters of 1” to 12” and custom lengths are available by request.